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Latest update: 11:02am - 10.03.23

COVID-19 Update

Keep up to date with your vaccinations, get boosted if you’re eligible, keep RAT tests nearby, isolate quickly at home, have masks on hand, and make a whānau plan in case anyone becomes unwell.

If you are not enrolled at a general practice, please call Healthline on 0800 611 116 if you think you need a PCR test.

What you need to know

Purapura Whetu continues to operate under as below:

  • We are accepting new referrals.
  • Our sites at 166 St Asaph Street, 160 Woodham Road and the Phillipstown Community Hub are open, as well as our Māui Clinic.
  • Our staff can support whānau via face to face, phone, and video calling.
  • Our free helpline 0800 4 WHETU is available Mon to Fri 8:30am-4:30pm.

If you visit our sites, please follow these guidelines:

  • Stay at home if you are unwell and get advice from your GP or Healthline.
  • Sign in and out of our sites.
  • Practice good hygiene - wash your hands regularly, cough and sneeze into your elbow.

Other useful information:

Stories from the community

Memphis & Brooklyn

Memphis and Brooklyn recently received their 2nd COVID 19 vaccination at the Maui clinic in South City, the boys chose to get the vaccination so they could feel safer and hopefully avoid another lockdown. They initially felt a little anxious about receiving their second shots, but found the process smooth and the experience positive.


Wendy chose to get vaccinated against COVID-19 at a marae clinic to help protect her whānau, and explains what the vaccination experience was like for her.


Trish got vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect herself as a vulnerable person living with asthma, and those she comes into contact with through her everyday work.