1. Government Order effective from 6pm April 3As of yesterday new laws were passed re: COVID-19 lockdown rules. No swimming, surfing, hunting or do any activity exposing participants to danger or that may require help from rescue services.
New border measures announced The Government has announced further border measures restricting entry to New Zealand. Only New Zealand residents and citizens (and their children and partners) will be permitted to enter New Zealand. (This includes the Realm countries, Australian citizens and permanent residents ordinarily resident in New Zealand, airline and marine crew).
2.Tauranga COVID-19 Assessment Centre moved to Baypark.Read more here.
3.Freedom camper specific sites for lockdownThe three remaining freedom camp sites open that have the necessary facilities and hygiene precautions in place are:
-Commerce Lane car park, Te Puke
-Marine Park, Tauranga
-Uretara Domain, Katikati
Click to download this document for more information on the locations of freedom camping sites and facilities.
4. MAKETU IS NOW CLOSED TO ALL NON-RESIDENTSSee more info here.
Te Puke District Information
Ministry of Health – https://www.health.govt.nz/
National COVID19 information – https://covid19.govt.nz/
BOP COVID19 information – https://covid19.bopdhb.govt.nz/
Te Puke COVID19 information – https://covid19tepuke.fyi/
Te Puke community support – http://www.empowermentnz.org.nz/
If you need help with depression and anxiety – https://www.justathought.co.nz/
Resources for managing your mental health – https://depression.org.nz/
To help the national flu tracking – https://info.flutracking.net/
Reporting breaches of any Level 4 Alert restrictions www.police.govt.nz/105support
ESSENTIAL SOCIAL SERVICES IN TAURANGA AND THE WESTERN BAY OF PLENTYSociallink has a list of essential services on their website.
Healthline – 0800 358 5453
Government helpline – 0800 779 997 (8am–1am, 7 days a week).
If you’re unable to obtain essential food and medication
– Bay of Plenty Civil Defence Group Call Centre – 0800 884 222 (7am to 7pm, 7 days)
For counselling support – call or text 1737
Essential business enquiries – email@example.com or 0800 22 66 57
For financial or employer wage subsidy assistance – WINZ – 0800 40 80 40
Women’s refuge 0800 733 843 (0800 REFUGE) 24hrs
Family Services 211 Helpline (0800 211 211)
NZ Police – if urgent 111, not so urgent 105
Essential Services OPEN in Te PukePlease email firstname.lastname@example.org to submit any information.
Medical Centres and Maori hauora providersMaketu Hauora, stay up to date on their Facebook page.
Nga Kakano GP, Please call 07 573-0660 or text 027 554 1118 if you need a doctors or nurse appointment. All initial appointments are virtual by phone. Do not come to the Clinic unless the GP has asked you to come in. Keep up to date on their Facebook page.
Te Puke Medical Centre, We are no longer running “Walk-in” clinics. Phone 07 573 9511 – Do Not Enter Our Premises
Te Puke Pathlab - Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8-4pm. NOT for Covid 19 testing, just for regular blood testing
Waitaha Health Centre
Te Puke Veterinary Centre
Homeless & Social servicesEmpowermentNZ are the official foodbank in our district. 🌿 As we are a Social Service Provider we are considered an Essential Business and our Food Bank will be remaining in operation during this time of Level 3 - 4 isolation.
🌿 Our morning Community Cafe is now CLOSED.
👉 So what does this look like for EmpowermentNZ and our other services?
🌿 Food Bank will be opperating during our normal business hours:
Monday 10 - 2
Wednesday 10 - 2
Friday 10 - 2
🌿 Our usual criteria for recieving support remain the same and these will be discussed with you at the time. 🌿 All of our processes will be completed by phone and no one will be allowed to enter our building. Please phone us to discuss how we can support you and we will arrange times for you to arrive and pick up your parcel from outside our door.
-If you have no credit or minutes you can txt us and ask us to call you back. Or you can PM our page. 🌿 Please note that all calls, txts, PMs will only be responded to during our work hours.
📞 PHONE NUMBERS 📞
The Hub: 07 975 0157
Georgie: 021 147 0076
Tangi: 021 0869 4766
Nga Kakano Community Service. Keep up to date on their Facebook page. Nga Kakano is also running low in flu vaccinations. Call 07 573 0660 or text 027 554 1118 if you want to book in for a flu vaccine.
- Work and Income
- COVID-19 Wage Subsidy
- Healthline Team 0800 358 5453
- Employment New Zealand
- Civil Defense CDEM essential supplies
SupermarketsCountdown Te Puke, opening hours - 9am to 8pm
New World Te Puke, opening hours 8am to 8pm.
EASTER SUNDAY WE ARE CLOSED
Safe 2m metre distancing must be upheld
Flour - pre packaged flour is available limit 1 per customer
Leave tote bags in car if using a trolly, pack trolley again after checkout.
Petrol StationsBP Te Puke
Gull Te Puke
Z - Te Puke
Pharmacies in Te PukeLife Pharmacy Te Puke
EASTER HOURS: Frid closed, Sat 9am-1pm, Sun and Mon closed. No flu vaccinations on Sat.
My Pharmacy Te Puke
Unichem Te Puke Pharmarcy
Our local pharmacies have adopted strict procedures on accessing their stores. My Pharmacy Te Puke is offering a delivery service and online payment. You can contact them on 07 573 9868 or visit their Facebook page. For information on Life Pharmacy Te Puke visit their Facebook page.
Western Bay of Plenty District Council
All libraries, service centres, swimming pools and recycling centres are closed. Detailed information on what Council services continue can be found here
The kiwifruit industry is an essential business. The Te Puke district is currently immersed in activity. The industry is doing everything possible to ensure the safety of people. They have adopted special rules for social distancing, hygiene, protective equipment & reduced access to sites. Support for the industry is critical - our local economy and communities and our contribution to the national economic effort.
Dairy farming is another essential business. Other farming activity is also essential and registration/confirmation as an essential business is very fluid in this current environment. Agriculture is a very significant contributor to the Te Puke economy and our various communities. As is the case with the kiwifruit industry, it is important we offer them our full support.
Download confirmed and probable case data (Excel, 54 KB)
Bay of Plenty Civil Defence Emergency Management call centre launched
Bay of Plenty Civil Defence Emergency Management has launched a new 0800 number helping Bay of Plenty households meet essential needs during the national rāhui period. The number is 0800 884 222 The call centre will be open from 7am – 7pm, 7 days a week.
With so much information in mainstream media and social media, including a vast amount of misinformation, it is important to stay connected to the official Government site. There is continually updated information on self isolation, essential services and financial support. Visit the site here
Access to and conduct during shopping is important.One of Te Puke's two major supermarkets New World Te Puke has released these informative videos