COVID-19 information for Pukerua Bay

Update: New Zealand entered the “Orange” level of the COVID-19 Protection Framework or “Traffic Light” system from 14 April 2022 as the Omicron variant outbreak subsides. Since 25 February the Ministry is no longer publishing new locations of interest. For more information, see the Government’s COVID-19 website and the information set out below.

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A summary diagram of the COVID-19 traffic light system
COVID-19 Traffic Light summary (click to embiggen; PDF)

Stay safe and well, Pukerua Bay!

Support for residents

August 2021: The Residents’ Association and PKB Hub again enacted community resilience and support plans for Pukerua Bay. If you need help, let us know your details by asking for help here, or email

Read our post here to find out more about what we did last year.

The COVID Courier community newsletter

Read current and past issues of the COVID Courier, a community lockdown newsletter brought to you by the Pukerua Bay Hub and the Residents’ Association.

Current issue: COVID Courier vol 2 issue #1, August 2021 (PDF)

Read back issues from 2020 on our COVID Courier page.

Keeping up to date

This is a fast moving situation, so for the latest updates and official information on the COVID-19 pandemic, it is best to keep tabs on the following sites:

If you are unwell

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 coronavirus disease (cough, fever of at least 38°C, shortness of breath), call the NZ COVID-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453 (or +64 9 358 5453 for international calls). Note that these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have COVID-19, and are similar to other illnesses that are much more common.

Shop normally, shop safely

Please remember that this time around masks are mandatory in shops, including the Pukerua Bay dairy, supermarkets and pharmacies.

There is no need to panic-buy when shopping. Even at “Red” Alert Level, the government has pledged to provide the support required to keep supermarkets and pharmacies open and well-stocked. Buying items in bulk may deprive other more vulnerable shoppers in real need, and buying things like masks and hand sanitiser in bulk will make them more difficult to obtain for health and hospital staff.

See our post about shopping safely.

Public transport

In “Orange” Alert Level, all Wellington region trains and buses are running on regular timetables, and masks are mandatory on all public transport (no face coverings, bandanas, scarves, etc.) For up-to-date details, refer to the Metlink website’s COVID-19 information page. The Metlink contact centre free phone number is 0800 801700.

2020 response report

With the COVID-19 lock down in 2020, people throughout our community reached out to help their neighbours. Some of us formed a group to create an organised response. We asked you what you thought about this, and that information has now been used to help write a report about “lessons learned”. We can use those lessons to help us revise our Village Plan. You can read the report here:

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