COVID-19 Alert Level 4


New Zealand is at Alert Level 4 (effective 11:59pm Tuesday 17th August 2021). Canterbury will remain at Level 4 for at least three days.

Purapura Whetu continues to operate under Level 4, with the following changes to our services.

  • Our sites at 166 St Asaph Street and the Phillipstown Community Hub are closed.
  • Our staff are working remotely.
  • All group programmes and face to face sessions are cancelled, unless we notify you otherwise.
  • Staff will continue to support clients via phone and video calling, prioritising those most in need.
  • We are still accepting new referrals.
  • Our free helpline 0800 4 WHETU is available Mon to Fri 8:30am-4:30pm.

For more information about COVID-19 and Alert Level 4, please visit and safe whānau.