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COVID-19 ALERT LEVEL 2
The health and safety of our iwi is important to us. Aotearoa is now in Alert Level 2, and we each have an individual responsibility to continue to protect our communities and eliminate Covid-19. In accordance with Alert Level 2, Tūhoe Te Uru Taumatua tari will re-open Monday 18 May. However,visitors can expect to see appropriate public health measures in place. If you have a general inquiry, please contact us via phone.
TE UREWERA TO RE-OPEN AT ALERT LEVEL 2 - WITH SAFETY MEASURES
Te Urewera Board has outlined the conditions under which Te Urewera's walking tracks, huts, hunting, fishing and boat ramps will re-open in Alert Level 2, in order to keep local communities safe and ensure COVID-19 does not enter vulnerable communities following a succesful lockdown.
- Read the Te Urewera Board statement;here.
- For COVID-19 contact tracing purposes in Te Urewera, you need to fill out our online trip report.
- Learn more about the Te Urewera COVID-19 safety measures, and what that means for you below:
AT HOME IN THE VALLEYS
- The Taneatua, Waimana and Kawerau Medical Centres are open for usual business hours
- A Tūhoe Medical team of Councillors and GP are available on 0508 AROHA
- Tribal Office members from each whārua have been authorised as iwi members responsible for checking on your whānau in areas of vulnerability and isolation in Tūhoe - Te Urewera
- Kainakunaku is available for isolated whānau in Te Urewera. Email your orders to email@example.com or visit here for more info
have been busy working on their particular needs and staying connected with TUT. A Covid-19 leadership group has been working to identify:
- The needs of our vulnerable
- Keeping connected with our Tribal needs
- Keeping the mahi going
- Looking after staff
THE GOVERNMENT TASKFORCE
The New Zealand Government Taskforce is taking measures to ensure the disease is contained and community transmission is not happening.
If you see , neighbours or members of the public breaching the restrictions in place, please fill out the online form at NZ Police.
If you think supermarkets are taking unfair financial advantage, please email a copy of your receipt or photo evidence to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are in a job loss situation as a result of Covid-19, please visit here to find new work or re-train for another role. This online hub is a dedicated place to connect job seekers and employers during this extremely challenging time.
Call Healthline for health or self-isolation advice.
If you are having trouble getting through, you can register for self-isolation online with Healthline. Currently, there is no specific treatment for Covid-19, but medical care can treat most of the symptoms.
The symptoms of Covid-19 are:
- a cough
- a high temperature (at least 38°C)
- shortness of breath
Please encourage your at-risk , especially your , to get their free influenza and flu vaccinations at their local GP. being prioritised by health clinics are:
- over 60 years
- People with respiratory conditions
- Frontline workers
- Pregnant woman
If you feel you are not coping, it is important to talk with a health professional. For support with grief, anxiety, distress or mental wellbeing, you can call or text 1737 – free, any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – to talk with a trained counsellor.
The Mental Health Foundation are actively updating their Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with supportive information and helpful resources.
The Getting Through Together campaign is now live at with a hub of helpful tips and advice available
To report anything to your local Police, please use the below guide:
- Call triple one (111) when you need an emergency response from Police, Fire or Ambulance
- Use Ten Five (105) to report things that don’t need urgent Police assistance
- Call Star Triple Five (*555) to report road incidents which are urgent but not life-threatening
New Zealand Outdoor Activities
All outdoor activities in New Zealand are now permitted.
All Department of Conservation visitor centres, huts and campsites will re-open with comprehensive provisions in place. For example, bookings for DOC huts along the Great Walk of Lake Waikaremoana will only be allowed for a maximum of 10 people at any one time.
Fish and Game New Zealand have announced the Game BIrd season starts Saturday 23 May
Game Animal Council, NZ Deerstalkers Association and New Zealand Professional Hunting Guides Association are pleased that the rules around COVID-19 Alert Level 2 will allow hunters to access public land and travel between region.