Update: Monday 27 September
Upper Hauraki, including Kaiaua in our district moved to Level 2 at 11:59pm on Saturday September 25.
It was great to hear COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins positive comments about the community's response to their bespoke lockdown! At Alert Level 2, you can go to work, and all businesses and services can open but must follow public health rules. These include physical distancing, some workers wearing face coverings, and displaying the NZ COVID Tracer QR code. Early learning services, schools, kura and tertiary education facilities can open.
Ka pai Kaiaua and surrounding areas - great to have you back!
Work and Income is still there to help
While this can be a stressful time for all, depending on your situation, there are a range of ways Work and Income may be able to help you and your family.
You don’t need to be on a benefit: help is also available to people on low incomes.
Contactless food delivery to your home in Level 2
If you need financial assistance to buy food, call Work and Income on 0800 559 009. If you’re a client, you may be able to use MyMSD - Work and Income .
- Alternatively, you could contact your local iwi and/or community groups for food or health support:
- Hauraki Maori Trust Board on 0508 468 288 or 07 862 7521 or
- Health related matters, Te Korowai Hauora O Hauraki on 0508 835 676 or 07 868 0033
- Waikato-Tainui on 0800 824 684
Work and Income – Help with urgent or unexpected costs
Work and Income - Help for you and your whānau during COVID-19 - Work and Income