As announced by the Government this afternoon, New Zealand will move to Alert Level 4 11.59pm, Tuesday 17 August. Auckland and the Coromandel Peninsula will be at Alert Level 4 for at least 7 days. The rest of New Zealand will be at Alert Level 4 for at least three days.

This means we all need to stay home. You can read the official information from the Government around what the Alert Level means here.

Our office in Matatā will be closed under Alert Level 4. If you need to get hold of us, email us at: [email protected] or send us a message on Facebook:

Let’s keep everyone safe 

  • If you have been to any of the locations of interest here, self-isolate immediately and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.
  • If you are displaying any COVID-19 symptoms, get tested.
  • Follow the health and safety protocols, including safe hygiene and physical distancing – wash your hands regularly with soap, sneeze and cough into your elbow
  • Wear masks if you are out in public for allowed activities (e.g. exercising in your neighbourhood, supermarket and pharmacy trips, and when seeking necessary medical care).
  • No public gatherings are allowed.
  • Keep track of where you’ve been, use the NZ COVID Tracer app, if you can.
  • You can read about all the guidelines relating to tangihanga by Alert Level here.

A reminder that there are a number of support networks available across Aotearoa run by key agencies to help support whānau. A comprehensive list is available here.

Ngāti Rangitihi, let’s make every effort to stamp out this virus. Look after each other.