ŌTOROHANGA VACCINATION CLINIC DETAILS - WE WILL CONTINUE TO OPERATE IN ALERT LEVEL 3
- Every Thursday from 7 October through to 27 of November 2021- There are two Friday clinics available on 8 October and 15 October
If you are having trouble getting to the clinic, or you need a ride please call:
07 878 3680
Our council office is closed at Alert Level 3. You can still contact us on 07 873 4000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
REFUSE AND RECYCLING
Our pool will be closed until further notice.
Certain public toilets will remain open to provide a service to essential workers travelling on main roads.
All other public toilets are closed under Alert Level 3, until further notice.
Our playgrounds are closed in Alert Level 3. We recognise that we cannot physically close all the locations, but people are reminded that these high-risk areas are not included in the Government’s guidance as acceptable outdoor exercise areas during a lock-down.
Council owned recreational green spaces and walkways will remain open. Please be responsible when using these areas and maintain social distancing protocols (e.g. Stop bank pathway, Ōtorohanga Domain, Island Reserve, Bob Horsfall and Rotary Park, Aotea foreshore, Omimiti Park).
For any queries relating to our community facilities, please call Jared le Fleming on 07 873 4320.
LAWN MOWING AND GARDENING
Council lawn and garden maintenance will continue normal operations under Alert Level 3 in both Ōtorohanga and Kāwhia.
Both the Ōtorohanga and Kāwhia libraries are closed under Alert Level 3.
If you have any queries, please contact us on Library@otodc.govt.nz
We are processing and issuing building consents from home, and we are happy to accept building consents and resource consents electronically - via email (if small enough), OneDrive or Dropbox. Please send these to email@example.com.
We will not be doing building inspections at Alert Level 3.
Please contact Perry Griffin on 021 247 2290.
After-hours noise control complaints will not be responded to, this service will resume in Level 1.
Roading will continue to do work for the safety of motorists. We will be working within the bounds of the contractor’s H&S rules that they have in place for themselves. We currently do not have any major contracts underway that will impact on road users and contractors.
We will assess any service requests lodged and respond to these within any Alert Level 3 requirements.
Council water staff are an essential service and will continue to work through Alert Level 3. Please phone through all requests for service to Council as normal, and staff will attend depending on the urgency.
For all enquiries, please call Colin Tutty on 027 243 1973.
Rates processing will continue as normal during this time. If you would like specific information about your account please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
If you require any support services (including financial services or food parcels) - please visit the Ministry of Social Development website at https://www.msd.govt.nz/ or contact them on 0800 559 009.
There are also a range of support services available locally - you can find their contact details below:
INFORMATION FROM WORK AND INCOME
While this is a stressful time for all, depending on your situation, there are a range of ways Work and Income may be able to help you and your family. You don’t need to be on a benefit: help is also available to people on low incomes.
If you are in an Alert Level 3 area in the first instance, contact your Case Manager via phone or email. If you do not have a Case Manager, please contact the MSD contact centre on 0800 559 009 or get in touch via MyMSD.
If you have a face to face appointment at one of these sites, the Case Manager will complete the appointment via phone call.
All sites within the Alert Level 3 area are closed. This includes:
If you need financial assistance to buy food, call Work and Income on 0800 559 009. If you’re a client, you may be able to use MyMSD- my.msd.govt.nz
If you need assistance with accessing food, there are a few options available:
Food banks are available in the following areas for assistance:
Huntly Community Advice Referral Trust/Social Services
07 828 9500 or 07 855 1569
Tū Tangata Foodbank - 07 824 9358
Te Kauwhata and Districts Information and Support Centre
07 826 4303
Meremere Food Bank - 027 855 7617
The Salvation Army (Hamilton Central) - 07 834 7000
St Vincent De Paul’s (Vinnies) - 07 847 4044
Hamilton Combined Christian Food Bank- 07 856 2520
Surfside Community Services - 07 825 7543 or 027 443 3154
Otorohanga Food Bank - 07 873 8156
Combined churches Food Bank - 07 871 6506
Te Kuiti Food Bank - 021 254 6868 or 021 703 008
Te Kuiti Korowai Trust Food bank- 027 674 2073 or 07 878 7311
Accessing other assistance:
For more information on the following visit: www.workandincome.govt.nz/covid-19
If you’re sick, or need time off work because of COVID-19, or if you’re being tested for COVID-19, it’s important you stay home until your results come back.
Talk to your employer about these support options. Employers can find out more details and how to apply through the Work and Income website.
COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021 (#4):
Talk to Work and Income about how they may be able to help
Contact Work and Income on 0800 559 009 orwww.workandincome.govt.nz
We can also help you look for work or training and help with the costs of getting started in a new job.
ALERT LEVEL THREE - WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU
Please visit the Unite Against Covid-19 website for the most accurate information on Alert Level 3 restrictions, this can be found here.
We will update you with any changes to the above services as the lockdown levels change.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation, stay safe Ōtorohanga.