Emergency panui 12/04/2020 (Day 18)
- 1,320 cases, 14 hospitalised, 471 recovered nationwide. — NZ Health Dept.
- Opotiki community based assessment centre now located at the Senior Citizens’ Hall, King St.
- Any whanau having difficulty with WINZ or in need of assistance can contact Tracy Hillier for advocacy/support.
- Ngai Tamahaua Trust is distributing care packs incl. Manuka honey products to whanau.
Emergency panui 11/04/2020 (Day 17)
- 1,312 cases, 15 hospitalised, 2 additional deceased nationwide. — NZ Health Dept.
- Krakatoa erupts! — news.
Emergency panui 10/04/2020 (Day 16)
- 1,283 cases, 16 hospitalised, a second death nationwide. — NZ Health Dept.
- Definition changes reclassify status of nations. NZ goes from “local transmission” to “sporadic cases” under new system. Australia classified as “clusters of cases” — WHO.
- 4 Square Church St and petrol stations open today, NW closed but will be open apopo. — ODC Mayor.
- Motor vehicle WoF licensing and registration regulations changed so that a WoF or rego expiring on or after 1 Jan 2020 is now valid until 10 Oct 2020. — NZTA.
Emergency panui 09/04/2020 (Day 15)
- From 23:59 tonight all arrivals into NZ to be quarantined in managed isolation for 14 days at designated hotels. — NZ PM.
- New guidance for Tangihanga: those in same bubble as tupapaku can stay with them through whole process in 24 hrs. Whare mate to keep tupapaku being set up at Tauranga and Whakatane. — BOPDHB.
- 1,239 cases, 14 hospitalised nationwide. — NZ D-G Health.
Emergency panui 08/04/2020 (Day 14)
- 1,210 cases, 12 hospitalised nationwide. 13.6% of cases Maori.— NZ D-G Health.
- 17 AirNZ flights bringing cargo and food from overseas. — NZ PM.
- Lufthansa flights airlift Germans out of NZ. — news.
- School term to resume using distance learning, packs to be sent out. — NZ Education Minister.
- Community based assessment to begin apopo at Memorial Park, Pakowhai at 10am – drive thru only. — BOPDHB.
Emergency panui 07/04/2020 (Day 13)
- 1,160 cases, 12 hospitalised nationwide. — NZ D-G Health.
- Covid-19 testing centre: Opotiki will have a drive-thru community based assessment centre at Memorial Park 3 days per week: Mon, Thu, Sat 10am to 2pm commencing 9 April. — BOPDHB.
- UK PM Boris Johnson who tested positive last week now hospitalised in ICU. — BBC.
Emergency panui 06/04/2020 (Day 12)
- 1,106 cases, 13 hospitalised nationwide. — NZ D-G Health.
- 12 hospitalised in Northland. — RNZ News.
- Special broadcast: We will succeed… we will meet again. — HM The Queen.
- Tiger at zoo has contracted covid-19. — News.
Emergency panui 05/04/2020 (Day 11)
- 1,039 cases, 15 hospitalised nationwide. — NZ D-G Health.
- Local notices: Opotiki pharmacies request telephone first, mechanics request please ring first are available for fixing essential service vehicles, New World currently overwhelmed by online deliveries request shop in person if possible leave deliveries for elderly/vulnerable, emergency covid-19 telephone numbers 0800 884 222, Whakatohea services assistance 0800 315 600. — ODC Mayor.
Emergency panui 04/04/2020 (Day 10)
- 950 cases, 10 hospitalised. New definition of “recovered”: 48 hours symptom-free. Signed new rules yesterday. — NZ D-G Health.
Emergency panui 02/04/2020 (Day 9)
- 868 cases, 13 hospitalised, nationwide. 300 arrivals all NZers yesterday, no foreign arrivals, 135 quarantined, 1,450 managed self isolation. —NZ Director-General of Health.
- Gas refilling at Bridge St Caltex, but no swappa gas bottles today.
- Opotiki NW has distancing queues outside.
- Opotiki News was published yesterday and Whakatane Beacon was published as normal today (but Wednesday’s Beacon not published due to NZ govt print media rules which has now been reversed and both will continue to publish). —