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Community Well-being

Rangitīkei District Council is committed to providing services and well-being to our community. We have a team of dedicated staff members behind the scenes ensuring we get through this together.

Key contacts and sources of information:

If you are feeling unwell, call Helpline 0800 358 5433

Contact the following GP clinics if you suspect you have COVID-19:

  • Stewart Street Surgery – 26 Stewart Street, Marton - ‎06 327 8884
  • Bulls Medical Centre – 71 High Street, Bulls - 06 322 122

Outreach Programmes available

Are you anxious or worried? Or home alone?

Council is supporting local groups Taihape Neighbourhood Support and Combined Churches of Marton to care for the welfare of our community.

  • Combined Churches of Marton will be covering Marton, Bulls and Hunterville areas.
  • Taihape Neighbourhood Support will be covering Taihape and Mangaweka.

Please reach out to these people be phone or email:

Taihape Neighbourhood Support - 021 0261 6002 or
Combined Churches of Marton -

or contact our Customer Service team - 0800 422 522 (24 hrs) or

Other Resources

Whanganui Accident and Medical:

Whanganui Accident and Medical (WAM) is still available for after-hours consultation 7 days/week over the phone and can also arrange prescriptions to be collected from pharmacies. Also includes urgent dental care.

For all enquiries phone: 06 348 1300 or email:

Offers free online resource packs to help with anxiety and stress in both children (students) and adults.

St John Caring Caller:

Phone 0800 780 780 or visit

Caring Caller is a service that St John provides for people who live alone or feel a bit lonely. Volunteers phone clients regularly to check that everything is ok. This free service is fully funded by donations.

St John’s free Caring Caller service connects people who need a friend with people who have time to listen and chat. While it’s not a helpline in any way, a Caring Caller can also notify the right people – St John – if their chat friend isn’t well or doesn’t answer.

Health Support:
Latest updates, information and advice on COVID-19.
COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Health Line if you believe you are infected or need medical advice 0800 358 5453:

How to look after your mental health and wellbeing when you have to stay at home.
COVID-19: Mental health and wellbeing resources

Stress and Counselling:
You can get more help and information from:

  • - Youthline 0800 376 633
  • - Rural Support Trust 0800 RURAL HELP
  • - Need To Talk by calling or texting 1737
  • - in an emergency always call 111

Visitor Care - Manaaki manuhiri

NZ Red Cross are responsible for the Visitor care Project under the Governments Covid Response for Foreign Nationals.
Help is available through Visitor Care Manaaki Manuhiri for people on temporary visas who are in New Zealand and experiencing serious hardship due to COVID-19.

For more information visit NZ Red Cross