: April 2020

Keep up to date with our news, events and tips

  • ACC helping over 65s stay strong and healthy in their bubble - resources to exercise safely at home
    During COVID-19 we're asked to stay home, which means you cannot attend community group strength and balance classes. The good news is that you can still safely exercise at home to maintain your strength and balance.

    We've been busy working with the health sector and TVNZ to create a strength and balance exercise programme called 'Healthy For Life'. Hosted by former-Silver Fern Bernice Mene, 'Healthy For Life' is designed to help older people work on their strength and balance through an exercise programme.
    Posted: Thursday 30 April 2020
  • ANZAC Day 2020 in Lockdown
    Anzac Day is one of the most important national occasions for both Australians and New Zealanders. In 2020, for the first time in history, Anzac Day Services across New Zealand have been cancelled due to COVID-19. Even though public Anzac Services are unable to go ahead, it does not mean that the tradition of remembering and commemorating our veterans and service personnel should be cancelled too - click on the link below to see more:-
    Posted: Friday 24 April 2020
  • Nationwide Counselling Service Contacts
    A range of advisory and counselling services are available in New Zealand. Many of these can
    be accessed by phone, text, or email. Don’t feel alone if you’re struggling – reach out for help.
    Posted: Thursday 23 April 2020
  • Whakatau Mai/ The Wellbeing Sessions: Resilience for Families
    Supporting Families NZ invites all families caring for someone experiencing mental distress to a self-care webinar. At Supporting Families, we believe that pro-active self-care is important for everyone in the whanau but is essential when you are supporting someone you love with their own journey of recovery. Spend an hour with us online and learn tips and tricks to incorporate self-care into your daily routine.
    Posted: Tuesday 21 April 2020
  • ALERT LEVEL 4 Lockdown Update 20th April 2020
    Please click on the link below to view our regular Lockdown Plan updates. Thank-you all for your patience and understanding during this unprecendented time. Our focus remains on providing safe support to our Staff and Clients during this time.
    Posted: Monday 20 April 2020
    There is more than one way to claim and pay staff due to COVID-19 disruption. To do this accurately we need to collect the relevant information from you. We have attached a link to a fillable form that you can fill and email/or print and scan to us where possible.
    Posted: Friday 17 April 2020
  • Charity partnership wecare.kiwi launched to assist carers and vulnerable people
    wecare.kiwi is here for people living on their own or caring for others during the pandemic.
    Developed by national charities Carers NZ and IHC, wecare.kiwi offers a helping hand and a listening ear during the current Level 4 lockdown period, and will provide practical supports once New Zealand returns to alert Levels 2 and 3.
    Posted: Wednesday 15 April 2020
  • Delivereat - directory of NZ Businesses delivering online during COVID-19 Lockdown
    Delivereat – an online directory of independent New Zealand businesses still delivering during the Covid-19 lockdown the site being updated daily. From nationwide to region specific operations, the directory lists what type of produce the store offers as well as where they are able to deliver to.
    Posted: Thursday 9 April 2020
  • Civil Defence assistance with supplies and food for those who can't get out
    Here is a Civil Defence number for people who have absolutely no outside help to get supplies and are struggling with getting basic food: 0800 790 791. The service operates seven days a week from 7am to 7pm
    Posted: Tuesday 7 April 2020
  • Priority/Assistance at Supermarkets
    NorthAble has contacted all and confirmed that they will give priority access to Clients / Essential Support Workers. Some have special arrangements (i.e. using different entrances) so have a look at the link below at the branches which apply to you:-
    Posted: Monday 6 April 2020
  • Carer's NZ Newsletter
    Check-in from Carers NZ - how are you faring? About Carers NZ - Established in the early 1990s by and for family carers, Carers NZ acts as the national peak body providing information, advice, learning and support for carers in their network.
    Posted: Friday 3 April 2020
  • COVID-19 Updates to WhatsApp
    The Government today announced that they were working with WhatsApp to help people stay up-to-date during the
    the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Link below
    Posted: Thursday 2 April 2020