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Central Hawke's Bay District Council is committed to ensuring we continue to deliver our essential services while supporting the response efforts and the ongoing security of our infrastructure during the COVID-19 pandemic

We are constantly planning and following Ministry of Health advice regarding community and staff health. We will let the community know immediately of any changes to services or facility operations in relation to COVID-19. Council encourages the community to follow the advice, guidance and direction of the Ministry of Health and the Government in their role as the lead agencies.

The next phase of our COVID-19 response - What you need to know
Latest official Government information - Unite against COVID-19
Health advice and information phone Healthline (0800 358 5453) or visit Ministry of Health

Vaccination Clinics in Central Hawke's Bay 


Important Information and Useful Numbers

 The information below is also available to download and view here.

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To access free Rapid Antigen Tests please go to the RAT requester site  or phone 0800 222 478 and choose your local collection site where you can pick up your RAT kits.

More details on COVID-19 testing are available at

The Drive Through Covid Testing Centre is located at Central HB Health Centre, 1 Cook Street, Waipukurau

  •  Monday 26 - Friday 30 September: 10am - 2pm  (closed Saturday & Sunday)
  • From 3 October: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only: 10am - 2pm

The COVID-19 Welfare Support HUB in Central Hawke's Bay can assist you and your whanau with:

  • Access to urgent kai and other essentials
  • Connecting you to other support services
  • Cultural Support


Thursday 22 December - Friday 6 January 2023

  Ti Tamatea

Normal Operational Hours



Monday to Friday,  8.30am - 5pm 

027 347 4233 or email


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