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Community Waikato Response to COVID19

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We’re in it together!

At Community Waikato, our number one priority is the health and well-being of our staff, the people we work with, and the communities we serve. Our vision is ‘Thriving Communities’ and with this in mind, we wanted to let you know what we are doing to keep everyone as safe as possible during this time. With the change in New Zealand's alert level in response to the coronavirus pandemic we wanted to let you know the changes we are making in the delivery of our service.

As of now we will be working offsite continuing to deliver our service, but with a preference for communicating via video conferencing such as Zoom, or by phone or email. Our office is not open at this time.

You can reach our staff in the following ways:

Holly Snape: 021 152 2133, holly@communitywaikato.org.nz
Sarah Gibb: 021 222 6442 sarah@communitywaikato.org.nz
Karen Stockmann: 021 175 5127 (phone calls only, no texts) karen@communitywaikato.org.nz
Gary Thompson: 021 222 0192 gary@communitywaikato.org.nz
Kiri Karu: 021 817 618 kiri@communitywaikato.org.nz
Genae Thompson: genae@communitywaikato.org.nz
Kim Cable: kim@communitywaikato.org.nz
Sally Ridley: sally@communitywaikato.org.nz
Anne Douglas: anne@communitywaikato.org.nz
Jason Nguyen: jason@communitywaikato.org.nz

Please let us know if there are other ways we can support your organisation, trust or marae at this time. Kia kaha koutou!

Useful Links

For the most up to date COVID19 information from the NZ Government, visit https://covid19.govt.nz/ and the number to call is 0800 779 997

Answers to some of the common questions around Wage Subsidies in response to Covid-19: Common questions for employers around Covid-19


COVID-19 General Support:

If you've been affected by COVID-19, there may be financial support. You may be self-isolating at home, or your work may be affected.




COVID-19 Employer Support:

A Wage subsidy and Leave Payment is available to support employers affected by COVID-19.


0800 40 80 40


Health Support:

Latest updates, information and advice on COVID-19.


Health Line if you believe you are infected or need medical advice 0800 358 5453


How to look after your mental health and wellbeing when you have to stay at home.



Stress and Counselling:

You can get more help and information from

  • Youthline 0800 376 633  www.youthline.co.nz
  • Rural Support Trust 0800 RURAL HELP
  • Need To Talk  by calling or texting 1737
  • in an emergency always call 111

Essential Businesses:

What are essential businesses?