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New Zealand (except Auckland) is in Alert Level 2. Council offices and facilities are open, with social distancing and face coverings required. Click here for further details of Council services, including kerbside and Refuse Transfer Stations. If you are struggling to meet your costs, please call 0800 559 009 or click here for further details. Need to talk? 1737 is a free to call or text from any landline or mobile phone and is available 24/7. Youthline is free and available 24/7 to support our young people, call 0800 37 66 33.

COVID-19 Recovery Plan

New Zealand’s approach to 'go hard and early' has resulted in no recent cases of community transmission and one of the most open economies in the world.

The government has now developed a “Stamp it Out” plan for responding to new cases of COVID-19 in the community - this is available on the COVID-19 website.  The new plan focuses on keeping New Zealanders safe and support New Zealand’s continued economic recovery.

We're focussing on how we can support our district’s recovery post-COVID. Below are all the initiatives that are currently underway