Covid-19 Information Listen The Rangitīkei District is at RED. All of New Zealand moved to Red at 11:59pm on Sunday 23 January, after 9 cases in the Nelson/Marlborough region were confirmed as the Omicron variant. For latest news and information visit covid19.govt.nz. More information Omicron in the community: what this means for you [PDF]Covid-19 Protection Framework (traffic lights).Traffic light settings by region map.Welfare and Support information.Business Support information. Rangitīkei District Council is guided by the Ministry of Health on all decision making around Covid-19. Covid-19 Vaccinations/Boosters New Zealand's immunity against COVID-19 is incredibly important and getting vaccinated is the best way to protect you, your whānau and your community. The vaccine is free and there’s enough vaccine for everyone. Everyone in Aotearoa New Zealand will be able to get the vaccine. With such a large group of people, to make the process flow smoothly, we’re breaking it down into age bands. We’re starting with the oldest and working our way down to the youngest. Remember, once you’re eligible to be vaccinated, you can book at any time. There’s no cut off and there’s enough vaccine for everyone. For more information go to COVID-19 Vaccinations.