Tēnā tatou e te iwi o Ngāti Tama ki Te Tauihu,  

We have been here before whānau, lockdown.

The Ngāti Tama office is closed, however staff are working from home and preparing for whatever is next for Aotearoa and Ngāti Tama whānau.

You can call or email us from 10am-3pm Monday-Friday

0800 8262 494 | whānau@ngati-tama.iwi.nz  

We hope you are taking care of yourself and each other. Tama tū ki te Tauihu, Tama ora ki Te Ao! 

What you need to know about Alert Level 4

Visit the Ministry of Health Website for up to date information

Locations of interest:
  • There are several locations of interest in Auckland and Coromandel.
  • Safe recreational activity is allowed in your local area
  • Face coverings are required on all public transport and domestic flights
  • All businesses, education facilities and public facilities are closed except for essential services will remain open, such as: Supermarkets, Pharmacies, Medical clinics, Petrol stations, Lifeline utilities
  • No gatherings are allowed.
  • Personal travel – including the use of private cars or public transport – is only permitted within territorial authority, and for essential personal movement as defined in Health Act order of 3 April 2020.
  • If you are away from home, you can travel for the purposes of returning to your home.


  • Hospitals, primary and community health providers operate in line with the National Hospital Response Framework.
  • Only urgent acute care is conducted in person, maintaining public health guidelines. Routine care is postponed.
  • Residential facilities remain open with strict visitor policies. In- home visiting required for priority populations.
  • Pharmacies remain open.
Financial support 
Financial pressure will be a reality for many. Help is available if you’re experiencing financial distress.

Vaccination Programme

The COVID-19 vaccination programme will resume from 8am tomorrow (Thursday 19 August).

Vaccination sites will be operating under Alert Level 4 conditions. This means capacity will be reduced due to physical distancing requirements, and other safety measures will be in place.
The reduced capacity means we may need to postpone some appointments. If we need to postpone your appointment you will be contacted by the Ministry of Health, your DHB, or healthcare provider. If you don’t hear anything, please go to your appointment as scheduled.

COVID-19 vaccination is free for everyone in Aotearoa New Zealand. You can get the vaccine if you’re aged 16 or over – it doesn’t matter what your visa or citizenship status is.

Book or register for your vaccine here

Booking your appointments
Can I book over the phone? Yes, call the COVID Vaccination Healthline 8am–8pm, 7 days a week. 0800 28 29 26
Can I change my appointments?
Yes, you can move or cancel an appointment after it has been made.

Manage Appointments

Can I book for someone else?
Yes, you just need to confirm you have their permission. Make a booking:

Make a booking

Everything you need to know
Get accurate and trusted information about your free COVID-19 vaccine.

Visit the COVID-19 website

Visit the Ministry of Health Website

COVID-19 testing

COVID-19 testing is free for people with COVID-19 symptoms in the Nelson Marlborough Region. If you are unsure of whether you should get a test, call Healthline for advice: 0800 358 5453.

Here are your options for testing:
1. Community Based Assessment Centres (CBACs)

  • Blenheim – Horton Park Redwood Street, Blenheim. Hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm
  • Nelson – Saxton Field Parking Lot, Suffolk Road, Stoke. Hours: 8.30am – 5.00pm
  • Tasman – Motueka Recreation Centre, Old Wharf Road, Motueka. Hours: 8.30am – 5.00pm

At this stage, these sites will be open until 5pm Friday 20th August for testing but this may be extended if required.

2. At your regular GP clinic (your family doctor). Appointments are needed, but there is no charge for testing. Phone ahead first if you are planning to visit your doctor for a test.

3. After hours clinic: 

  • Nelson Medical & Injury Centre: 98 Waimea Road: 8.00am -10.00pm – 7 days a week. Phone: 03 546 8881
  • Urgent Care Centre, Blenheim: Wairau Hospital (near ED). Hospital Road, 8.00am – 8.00pm – 7 days a week. Phone: 06 520 6377