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Helping Migrant Communities

Migrant Connections Taranaki  has been providing support to immigrants  issues and challenges during the lockdown period through social media and our website. We understand that many of you may be experiencing a  state of high emotional distress, in the form of shock, severe anxiety, fear, general stress and facing many new challenges . We are here to  help ease those struggles, to provide you with access to information on preparedness and awareness during and post the COVID -19 Pandemic that is essential to your well-being.
If you require immediate support, please contact us directly by email

There is a lot of helpful information available about COVID-19 and what it means for you, your family and community. This page covers a range of topics that are relevant to ethnic communities and points you to further official information.

Life at Orange

At Orange, there is community transmission of COVID-19, with increasing risks to vulnerable communities, and pressure on the health system. Learn what we all need to do.

Key Points

  • At Orange, you can continue to do everyday activities, but we need to protect our vulnerable communities.

  • You must wear a face mask in many indoor locations. You do not need to wear a face mask outdoors.

  • You can visit cafes and bars, attend gatherings and events, and go to the hairdresser and gym. There are no capacity limits or distancing requirements at venues.

  • Workplaces and schools can open.

  • To protect yourself, your whānau and your community, keep up healthy habits.

Book your free vaccination

Everyone in Aotearoa New Zealand aged 12 and over can book their free COVID-19 vaccination now. You can book your vaccination online or by phone.

Book your free vaccination

Wear a face mask at Orange

There are some places and situations where you must wear a face covering, such as on public transport and inside supermarkets. If you are around people you do not know, it is a good idea to wear a face covering.

Wear a face mask at Orange

Get a test if you are unwell

If you have cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms, call Healthline, your doctor or iwi health provider. They will tell you if you should get a COVID-19 test.


How to get a Covid-19 test

Maintain good hygiene

Use basic hygiene measures, including washing your hands, coughing or sneezing into your elbow and cleaning surfaces.

Maintain good hygiene

Hospitality venues at Orange

Hospitality venues, such as cafes, bars, restaurants and nightclubs, can open at Orange.

Guidance for businesses

More Information - Hospitality venues at Orange


Education can open at Orange, but you may have to follow public health measures such as wearing a face mask.

More Information - Education at Orange

Events and public facilities at Orange

Events can go ahead and public facilities can open at Orange.

More Information - Events and public facilities at Orange

Gatherings and visits at Orange

Gatherings can go ahead, including weddings and civil union ceremonies, faith-based gatherings, and funerals and tangihanga.

More Information - Gatherings and visits at Orange

Moving, buying and selling your home at Orange

You can move house, and buy or sell a property at Orange.

Guidance for Real Estate Professionals

Guidelines for Services

More Information - Moving, buying and selling your home at Orange

Travel and accommodation at Orange

You can travel around New Zealand and stay at accommodation at Orange. This information is for domestic travel.

More Information - Travel and accommodation at Orange

Shopping and services at Orange

You can always access food, healthcare and other basic needs at Orange, and visit other retail outlets.

More Information - Shopping and services at Orange

Sports and recreation at Orange

You can play and watch sport and recreation at Orange.

More Information - Sports and recreation at Orange

Businesses and workplaces at Orange

Businesses and workplaces can open at Orange. Some workers may need to be vaccinated.

More Information - Businesses and workplaces at Orange

It is OK to ask for help

As we work through this together, there are people and agencies able to support you. 

Contact and support services

Find services and contact information for when you need help, support, financial support, advice or information about COVID-19. You can also contact Migrant Connections directly for help with your enquiries.

More Information - Contact and support services

At-risk people

People are at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 if they are older or have an underlying medical condition. If you are an at-risk person, you will need to take extra precautions at Red.

Advice for at-risk people

Information in other languages and alternate formats

Alert Level 2 information in other languages

Student and International Student Support

If you are studying in the Taranaki region and are finding it difficult to feed yourself and pay for basic essentials, we may be able to assist you. Migrant Connections Taranaki understands that many students are dependent upon part-time work to survive, and we are aware that many students have lost their part-time employment over the past few months.


If you are struggling during this time, please contact us so we can help you. We are also working closely with other organisations that may be able to assist you. Contact Us Here

Helpful Information from National Organisations

New Zealand Red Cross - Wellbeing Tips

Please Stay Safe - Look After Yourself and Your Families

Kind Regards

Migrant Connections Coordinator and Trustees

Covid_19 Updates
Taranaki Region is now at Orange. 
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