Covid-19 Alert Level 2. Play it safe!

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

Needing support: Welfare Helpline 0800 725 678 or welfare@horizons.govt.nz
(9am to 5pm, seven days a week) or visit Welfare and Support.

Covid19 Breaches can be reported to Police - 105support.

Latest District-wide information available at Covid-19 Information.

Covid-19 Information

New Zealand is currently at Alert Level 2.

For government information and updates, please visit the Unite against COVID-19 website.

Rangitīkei District Council is guided by the Ministry of Health on all decision making around coronavirus.

More district-wide information is available at Covid-19 Help & Advice


Welfare and Support

Welfare Helpline - 0800 725 678 or welfare@horizons.govt.nz

A dedicated welfare helpline to assist with local access to essential household goods and services is now available.

The Freephone number - 0800 725 678, is available from 9am until 5pm, seven days a week.


This service is for people not able to make arrangements through their own support networks.

We encourage you to review the covid19.govt.nz website’s help and advice pages to find out what welfare, financial and health services are available first. And then, if your questions are unanswered or if you need access to local service, call 0800 725 678.

Covid-19 Outreach Programme

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

They will be wearing official Rangitīkei District Council ID cards. Contact details are available at our Covid-19 Help & Advice section or Welfare and Support.


Latest Updates: 25 May

There are no new updates today.

We are now in Alert Level 2

The Government announced New Zealand will move from Alert Level 3 to Alert Level 2 at 11.59pm on Wednesday 13 May.

Temporary limits on gathering numbers will be in place when we first move to Alert Level 2.

More information is available at Covid19.govt.nz

    All previous updates have been listed on our Covid-19 Under Level 2 section.


    Council Services and Facilities

    Council is committed to maintaining essential services throughout our district.A full list of the status of our services/facilities, is available at Covid-19 Council Services and Facilities.



    Information and updates a rapidly changing. Please check regularly, we will keep you updated with any changes as they occur. Follow us on FB /RangitikeiDC