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Last update: 12:46pm 15.03.2022

COVID-19 Update

What you need to know

During all traffic lights, My Vaccine Pass is NOT required for access to essential health care.

Purapura Whetu continues to operate under as below:

  • We are accepting new referrals.
  • Our sites at 166 St Asaph Street and the Phillipstown Community Hub are open, as well as our Māui Clinic.
  • Some group programmes and face to face sessions have been modified or remain cancelled until further notice. Please check back for updates.
  • 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.
  • Scan in and sign in and out of our sites.
  • Wear a face covering.
  • Keep 2 metres apart from others.
  • Practice good hygiene - wash your hands regularly, cough and sneeze into your elbow.

Other useful information:

Māui Clinic @ South City

Māui Clinic @ South City poster

COVID-19 Vaccine Centre

To make a booking for you and your whānau to be vaccinated against COVID-19, book online at:

The clinic is located in South City Shopping Centre, Shop 15, 555 Colombo Street, Christchurch.

Māui Clinic @ South City is a collaboration between Purapura Whetu, He Waka Tapu and the CDHB (Canterbury District Health Board). 

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.