Unite Against COVID-19

This website has everything you need to know about COVID-19 in one place. Learn the simple steps you can take to unite against the virus and slow its spread. Find out what help is available and get the latest updates.

April

30 Apr 2020, 2:15 PM
A new webpage has been launched by Waikato Civil Defence aimed at the generous people in...
30 Apr 2020, 8:40 AM
To protect all whānau and communities in our rohe and to extend the reach of our Community...
29 Apr 2020, 5:00 AM
Local residents who are struggling to feed their companion pets can reach out for help...
26 Apr 2020, 1:00 PM
In addition to help with food, medication and transport, items used to keep warm are also...
25 Apr 2020, 1:09 PM
Hunters across New Zealand will be able to hunt on private land with special restrictions...
24 Apr 2020, 10:54 AM
This year, Anzac Day will be like no other. With services cancelled for the first time...
23 Apr 2020, 2:10 PM
Adrenalin-junkie enthusiasts are being asked to wait before embarking on their favourite...
23 Apr 2020, 12:00 PM
Due to the lockdown, a number of community facilities/businesses may not have been...
22 Apr 2020, 1:30 PM
Western Waikato residents in need of welfare support can rest assured help will still...
20 Apr 2020, 11:15 AM
Increased reports of social gatherings and un-essential travel during Alert Level 4 is...
19 Apr 2020, 1:30 PM
Waikato’s 0800 800 405 welfare helpline has provided assistance to close to 1400 people...
18 Apr 2020, 12:00 PM
Household bubbles will be able to expand when NZ moves to Alert Level 3 but keep it...
17 Apr 2020, 1:11 PM
The announcement of what will happen when New Zealand moves to Alert Level 3 shouldn’t...
16 Apr 2020, 2:27 PM
People experiencing respiratory illnesses including sore throats or runny noses should...
16 Apr 2020, 12:00 PM
Buying groceries, collecting prescriptions and sourcing firewood is all in a day’s work...
15 Apr 2020, 2:05 PM
Western Waikato Emergency Operating Centre staff are encouraging people to hang in there...
14 Apr 2020, 11:36 AM
There is no doubt we live in caring, generous communities. But it appears that some...
13 Apr 2020, 1:05 PM
Diligent citizens are alerting local Council’s in droves for suspected COVID-19...
12 Apr 2020, 2:28 PM
Domestic abuse comes in all shapes and forms and can affect people from all walks of life,...
11 Apr 2020, 1:29 PM
Find you’re okay most days but struggling others? Help is at hand with the launch of...
11 Apr 2020, 1:00 PM
Waipa, Otorohanga and Waitomo residents are being asked to have a staycation, not a...
9 Apr 2020, 1:00 PM
A ‘Mighty Local’ campaign is underway to share Waikato stories, public messages and...
9 Apr 2020, 11:50 AM
Urgent medication needs will be addressed this Easter with a handful of pharmacies open in...
8 Apr 2020, 1:15 PM
An influx of illegal rubbish dumping is causing headaches across the Waikato with local...
7 Apr 2020, 1:00 PM
Residents living in the Western Waikato area are being strongly urged not to travel to...
7 Apr 2020, 12:00 PM
Waitomo District Council (WDC) has been working through a number of considerations around...
5 Apr 2020, 3:00 PM
The Ministry of Health (MOH) yesterday issued new advice and guidelines on what people can...
5 Apr 2020, 1:55 PM
Food parcels of all sizes are ready for distribution to individuals and families in...
4 Apr 2020, 2:00 PM
In its first four days Waikato’s 0800 800 405 welfare helpline has taken more than 250...
3 Apr 2020, 1:00 PM
People in need are being linked with volunteer buddies across the Western Waikato...