Alert Level- 2

Tonight the Prime Minister and Director General of Health announced that New Zealand will be changing alert levels, Auckland to Level 3 and the rest of New Zealand to Level 2, following three positive cases of COVID-19 in the community.  Wellington will be at  Alert Level 2 and this will run through till midnight on Wednesday 17th February. This means social distancing […]

Prevention is the best defence – Covid Testing Stations in your area

If there is an outbreak in the community,  it would be good to know where the community based testing stations are nearest you.  Click on these links to find out: Hutt   CCDHB  Wairarapa DHB Of course, it is always best to call the free Healthline first – 0800 358 5453 to see if a COVID […]

Covid-19 updates in different languages

Following the resurgence of COVID-19 in Aotearoa New Zealand and the impact it is having on our Pacific communities, it is essential we consider the information we are receiving. The Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) has put together a half hour special programme focusing on Sela Alo, the General Manager of PMN, and his journey of surviving […]

Wellington Regional Emergency Management office

At Alert Level 1 we all need to be ready in case COVID-19 reappears in our community. What you need to know: •Controls at the borders remain for those entering New Zealand•Stay home if you’re sick•If you have cold or flu symptoms, get a test•Maintain good hygiene practices•Face-coverings help keep you and others safe•Keep track […]

Planning or Holding an event?

Attending different events such as Kilikiti, Touch or Volleyball tournaments is a key priority for many people and families over the summer period. Here’s how you can help with ensuring our communities, and travellers to our region, stay safe from COVID-19. Key COVID-19 tips for running your event Please encourage all participants at your event […]

Emergency Benefits for temporary visa holders

Emergency benefit for temporary visa holders If you’ve got a temporary visa and you can’t return home due to COVID-19, we may be able to help. An Emergency Benefit can help with your basic living costs, usually until you can arrange to get home.InformationYou can apply for the Emergency Benefit until 28 February 2021.It’s paid […]

Make summer unstoppable – campaign

The New Zealand Government has recently launched the ‘Make summer unstoppable’ campaign. The key priority for this campaign is to ensure that everyone continues to wash their hands, scan QR codes, turn on Bluetooth tracing on their NZ COVID-19 Tracer app and stay home if they’re sick. This is the best way to unite and […]

Latest Covid outbreak reminder ongoing QR Scanning-Contact tracing vital

The latest community outbreak of  Covid-19 in Northland is a timely reminder that it is important for all us to be on our guard in the battle to stop Covid-19 getting into the community. Here are simple steps that can slow the spread of the virus — protecting yourself and others, and also help the […]