Travellers stay home, Ruapehu Mayor says

The spotlight has turned on travellers coming to the Ruapehu area to self-isolate. “It cannot continue,” Ruapehu district Mayor Don Cameron said today. “Stay home.”   Three people who are staying in the district were confirmed yesterday as the Whanganui region’s first cases of Covid-19. The three men in their 20s returned to New Zealand

Civil Defence joins Whanganui emergency response to coronavirus

Media advisory #9 – WDHB EOC 29 March 2020 Civil Defence joins Whanganui emergency response to coronavirus The Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) handling the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak for the Whanganui District Health Board region has been expanded today, Sunday, 29 March 2020. The original EOC, comprising health staff, has been joined by a contingent from

Information on Ruapehu cases

Kia ora whānau, The three people with Covid-19 in the Ruapehu rohe are self-isolating in one house. There is no confirmed advice of where in the rohe they are self-isolating, nor of their movements before self-isolating – except that they returned to NZ recently on flights from America. Heoi anō, the message stays the same:

Work & Income support for local employers

Information from the Ministry of Social Development: We are in unprecedented times as we go into lockdown to combat COVID-19. The Ministry of Social Development is here to help employers work through these difficult times. Already we have had well over 100,000 businesses across New Zealand apply for the Wage Subsidy which is helping, and