Covid-19 Alert Level 4. STAY AT HOME. SAVE LIVES!

We are at Level 4 of New Zealand’s four-level COVID-19 alert system. It is likely Level 4 measures will stay in place for a number of weeks.

For everything you need to know and updates visit Unite against COVID-19

A dedicated welfare helpline to assist with local access to household goods and services such as food, water, clothing and bedding is now available. Freephone 0800 725 678 - 7am until 7pm, seven days a week. This service is for people not able to make arrangements through their own support networks.

Essential services will continue. Latest District-wide information available at Covid-19 Information.

Lost Pets


A microchip is a tiny chip with a unique ID number. Smaller than a grain of rice, the chip is inserted under your pet’s skin by a vet or animal control officer. It only takes seconds to insert. The chip can be scanned at vet clinics and animal shelters to identify your pet.

Here is more information on the benefits of microchipping your pet before it goes missing.

Lost pet

Firstly, give us a call on 0800 422 522 to see if we have picked up your pet/stock

There are many organisations that can help you find your missing pet. Here are some ideas you can use:

Register your lost pet on and

Post a description and out a picture of your lost pet on your local Neighbourly facebook page/your own facebook page and any other local community facebook pages. There are many people that will help you by "sharing" your post and suggesting other sites for you to look at.

Ring your local radio station and enquire if any pets have been found and tell them about your missing pet.

Helpful advice

Kim Buchanan runs a blog which gives advice on missing pets, endorsed by NZ Animal Companion Register