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Key primary health services available during COVID-19 Alert Level 4

Young people, those with diabetes, and people requiring support for mental health will be among those who continue to receive specialist health services from the Western Bay of Plenty Primary Health Organisation during COVID-19 Alert Level 4.

Hunkering down doesn't mean drinking up - Alcohol Beverages Council

The New Zealand Alcohol Beverages Council says keep your drinking safe and social as New Zealand heads into lockdown tonight.

"Hunkering down shouldn’t mean drinking up," said NZABC Executive Director, Bridget MacDonald today.

Well Foundation launches COVID-19 Action Fund

WELL FOUNDATION SUPPORTING WAITEMATA DHB COVID-19 RESPONSE 

Well Foundation has today announced the launch of a COVID-19 Action Fund to support Waitematā DHB in its local level response to COVID-19 across North Shore, West Auckland and Rodney. 

Call for establishment of COVID rural testing stations

The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network is calling for the urgent establishment of rural testing stations in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic to cater for not only locals but also an influx of out-of-towners.

Let's not lose sight of children’s long term resilience - Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council is asking the Ministry of Education to fully consider long-term effects on children’s resilience when planning Early Childhood Education and caring for essential worker’s children through the COVID-19 lockdown.

Italy Covid-19 death rates fake news - Sir Ray Avery

For the first time in my life I agree with something that Winston Peters has said." That Coronavirus is a silent killer".

Retail Meat industry urgently needs clarification on essential services

The retail meat industry is asking for urgent clarification from the government regarding the status of independent butcher stores and their classification as an ‘essential service’.

Pacific Edge deemed an essential provider

Cancer diagnostic company, Pacific Edge, advises that its medical and diagnostic services laboratories in both New Zealand and the USA have been identified as Essential Businesses and that they are operating during the Government-directed COVID-19 shutdowns.

COVID-19: CBACs not drop-in centres

The process for COVID-19 testing at dedicated CBAC sites requires patients to first phone their GP or Healthline: 0800 358 5453.

Mike King and Mitch James talk to Kiwis on April 3

Public safety comes first with mental health advocate Mike King cancelling all public events for Gumboot Friday, opting to directly connect with New Zealanders via Facebook Live from 9 am to 12 pm on April 3.