Emergency panui (Day 8)

Emergency panui 02/04/2020 (Day 8)

  1. 797 cases (13 hospitalised) nationwide. —NZ Director-General of Health.
  2. Charter flights for foreigners under “managed exit” plan. —NZ Prime Minister.
  3. NZ magazine titles: NZ Listener, North & South, Metro,  Woman’s Day, NZ Woman’s Weekly to close after govt ban and ad revenue slump. —Bauer Media.
  4. All boat ramps in Eastern BoP closed, Whakatane bar unmonitored. —Radio 1XX.

Emergency panui (Day 7)

Emergency panui 01/04/2020 (Day 7)

  1. 1st case identified in Eastern BoP. —Whakatane Beacon.
  2. 20kg flour sacks available at Opotiki NW, smaller bags sometimes in stock —Facebook: Opotiki Community Notices.
  3. Taitokerau Border Patrol has network of checkpoints across Northland: Waiomo, Kaiau, Opononi, Rawene, Kohukohu, Panguru, Ngataki, Waititi. —Hone Harawira (i/v MagicTalk FM).

Emergency panui (Day 6)

Emergency panui 31/03/2020 (Day 6)

  1. NZ govt has extended their national state of emergency for another 7 days.
  2. 647 cases.
  3. Newspaper backdown on community newspapers.

Emergency panui (Day 5)

Emergency panui 30/03/2020 (Day 5)

  1. 1pm Beehive press conference. NZ D-G Health: 589 cases, 12 hospital, 63 recovered, 2% (n=10) community/local transmission. NZ Police Commissioner: 4,547 NZers from overseas returned in last 3 days, 94 in quarantine with symptoms, 1,200 managed self isolation, 3,200 self isolating at large; 3 arrests (2 released) in lockdown related incidents.
  2. Is Opotiki News to continue publishing following NZ govt order to close all non-daily newspapers?
  3. NZ Ministry of Transport guideline for motorists: all expired WoFs/CoFs deemed current until further notice.

Emergency panui (Day 4)

Emergency panui 29/03/2020 (Day 4)

  1. Ka arohanui, the first death due COVID-19 coronavirus occurred this morning according to the NZ Health Dept.
  2. More to come…

Emergency panui (Day 1)

Panui 26/03/2020 (Day 1 of state of emergency)

  1. The Hapu Hui a marama (Monthly Hapu Hui) for next month, scheduled for Sunday 5th April 2020 in Muriwai, is cancelled due to the covid-19 coronavirus  emergency.  — P. T. Selwyn, Tiamana.
  2. The next scheduled Hapu Hui on  Sunday 3rd May 2020 will depend on both the lifting of emergency regulations and our own safety considerations. — T. Herewini, Deputy Chair.
  3. Town recon: Opotiki New World and 4 squares still short of all flour and most sugar, low pasta and disinfectants but plenty of milk, fresh veges, meat and bread.  Distancing enforcement at supermarket and 4 squares. Opotiki New World now 8am – 8pm hours. Most shops incl. Post Office/Paper Plus are closed. Petrol stations are open.  Church St laundrette open. ATMs are operating. Highway traffic low, very quiet on the streets and at wharf, shop traffic at more normal levels after last few days of frenzy. Almost everyone is distancing in public, but some whanau forgetting distancing when greeting each other. — an Opotiki observer this afternoon (26/03/2020).
  4. The marae is on full closure until further notice, incl tangihanga etc. — A. Renata, Secretary Opape Marae & Urupa Trust.



Kia kaha!

Stay at home please.

State of emergency

Ka aroha. Things will not be the same for at least 4 weeks. Opape  marae remains closed. Please observe the public health notices and orders which come into effect at 11:59pm tonight.  Hapu officers and others are in contact with Health authorities and will be throughout this epidemic working together to combat covid-19 coronavirus.

More panui from and for the Hapu will continue on this website.

Notice as below:


Opape Marae closed to combat COVID-19 coronavirus spread

Today Opape Marae and Urupa Trustees, supported by the Hapu executive and the pakeke kaumatua, decided to close Opape marae until further notice to prevent any spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.  Following the NZ Prime Minister’s statement this afternoon that a nation-wide policy of self isolation was about to begin these measures were thought appropriate to initiate immediately. This includes all Hui and tangihanga.

Updates from our Hapu institutions on how developments in connection with the pandemic will affect operations will appear on this website soon

Kia kaha whanau!