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:
Stay home, stop the spread, save lives.

Please take care of yourselves & your friends & whānau by staying home. 
The elderly and those with health conditions are extremely vulnerable.
If you stay home, you will save lives.

– If you leave the house for exercise or kai, stay 2 metres from other people at all times.
– Do not touch surfaces like door handles, seats, counters or benches.
– Wash your hands for 20 seconds when you return home.
– Wipe your phones, computers and computer mouse with disinfectant.

– Phone, message, email or Zoom/Skype/Facetime with your whānau and friends. Stay connected.
– Check in with those you haven’t seen for a while. Are they ok?

For more information:
– To keep up to date with local information about important health services in the Whanganui Region visit or
– Te Ranga Tupua Collective Iwi Response – phone0800 202 004 for help, advice and support for whānau in the Whanganui, Rangitīkei, Ruapehu, Taihape and South Taranaki Region
– For national information visit or Ministry of Health COVID-19 website
– For the latest Waimarino information, visit

If you are unwell:
Phone the COVID-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453.
If you are going to your general practice (GP) – phone first.
If you are so unwell you need to come to the hospital ED – phone first.

Stay home, stop the spread, save lives.
Kia atawhai, manaakitia mai.

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