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Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is hosting a kōrero for the Whangaparāoa community to talk about novel coronavirus and how we are supporting New Zealand citizens and permanent residents who have flown from China as a result of borders closing and are staying at the Whangaparāoa Reception Centre for 14 days. Media are invited to attend.

Location: Stanmore Bay Pool and Leisure Centre, 159 Brightside Road, Stanmore Bay, Whangaparāoa
Time: 6 pm, 6 February

We will talk with the local community about how we are supporting these people, ensuring they are safe and well, and what it means for Whangaparāoa.

The following representatives will be available to talk to the local community:

  • Sarah Turner, Ministry of Health
  • Dr William Rainger, Auckland Regional Public Health Service
  • Superintendent Naila Hassan, Waitemata District Commander
  • Commander Ange Holland, New Zealand Defence Force.

Note: At this stage there will be no media standup. Media are free to film the proceedings and interview attendees with their consent.  

All who would like to attend are invited, and the event will be filmed so anyone who may be unable to attend due to Waitangi Day will be able to watch the event.

Please feel free to publicise this event to help inform the local community.