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Published: 2 April, 2020

CDEM Group 0800 numbers for essential supplies

CDEM Group 0800 numbers for essential supplies

If you don't have the essentials you need to get through lockdown (such as food, medication or cleaning supplies), in the first instance please try calling a:

·         neighbour

·         family member who lives nearby

·         friend who lives nearby

·         or, check the availability for shopping online.

If these options are not available to you, then please call your local Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Group using the following 0800 numbers and email addresses.

This service is intended for people and whānau who don’t have any other options available to them. 

The service operates seven days a week from 7am to 7pm.

List updated 1 April 2020.

CDEM Group



03 520 7400


0800 50 50 75


0800 24 24 11

West Coast

03 900 9329


0800 322 4000


0800 890127

Chatham Islands

03 3050033 ex 715





Published: 20 March, 2020

Waikawa Marina Extension

Waikawa Marina Extension - Update

On March 23, contractors will establish onsite to begin construction works. Certain areas will be closed off to the public during this time. To stay updated, follow this link:

Published: 18 March, 2020

POSTPONED - Tane Wānanga Hui

The Reō and Tīkanga wānanga this weekend 20-22 March planned to be held at Waikawa mārae has been postponed until further notice. This is because of the Corona Virus and wanting to keep us all healthy and well.


We will let you all know when we have another opportunity to hold this kaupapa.


Tēnā tātou,


Published: 17 March, 2020

Corona Virus and Government advice

Tēnā koutou e te Iwi,


Due to the Corona Virus and Government advice to stay safe the Premier showing tomorrow night of the Pōwhiri at Meretoto (ships cove) has been postponed to a further date.


Apologises for for any inconvience this may cause.


Thank you for your support and at a later date we will let you all know of a new scheduled time for the showing of the Premier Tōtaranui 250