We might have weathered the  immediate Covid-19 health threat, but if you or someone you know needs assistance of any kind, please check the following options, compiled by our HB civil defence team:

  • If you’re struggling to cope with the effects of COVID-19, phone 0800 561 332
  • For health advice, contact your doctor or phone Healthline on 0800 611 116
  • If you’re looking for work or need financial support, phone Work and Income on 0800 559 009
  • If you’re over 65 and need assistance, phone 0800 552 002
  • For immediate food needs, contact your local foodbank or visit www.foodbank.co.nz
  • For temporary accommodation related to COVID-19 isolation, phone the Temporary Accommodation Service on 0508 754 163
  • For support with grief, anxiety, distress or mental wellbeing, call or text 1737 to talk to a trained counsellor for free, 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • If you’re not sure who to talk to, phone the government helpline on 0800 779 997

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