In a Facebook post issued yesterday, Waikato DHB have said that they are no longer able to provide a detailed breakdown on cases by towns/cities as detailed location data is no longer available for every case. They have said the shift to Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT’s) is the cause of this change. They will instead […]

Changes have been made in the way you can request a RAT test. It makes it easier and is an online process. If you or a member of the family or someone in your care is unwell and want a RAT test, then you can go to and complete a number of simple steps […]

Covid-19 is spreading and we are now in Phase 3 of the Covid-19 plan. If you have symptoms then you should get tested. The following details have been advised in regard to where you can go to get tested.  Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT) This arrangement commences from today – Tuesday 1 March 2022 RAT’s will […]

Update 11:50am Jacinda Ardern stated at the press conference  “the whole New Zealand will move into the sitting of the traffic light system at 11:59pm tonight. She said “the evidence from overseas is that boosters significantly reduced the likelihood of getting sick and needing to go to hospital. It also helps to reduce the transmission […]

New Zealand had 19 cases today and five of these were in the Waikato with Thames Coromandel having 3 of these. Two were in Coromandel and 1 in Tairua, this adds to the three in Matarangi to give a combined total of active cases of 6 now on the Peninsula. Testing remains very light which […]

So much can change and so quickly. As a country we have lived with the fear of Covid for nearly two years. Closer to home on the Coromandel, we’ve had the odd brush with Covid. Let’s go back to August 17 2021. The Prime Minister has called a news conference announcing that New Zealand would […]

  UPDATED 5pm 2/12/2021 The 1pm numbers today did not include the confirmation of this case that we expected. We raised a question with the Waikato DHB who have now responed. They have said in a statement to CFM that “the Public Health Unit are aware of a case isolating in Whitianga who had relocated […]

The new Protection Framework comes into effect this Friday. It brings with it many changes and we will try to summarise these here. Initially the Waikato including Hauraki/Coromandel will be on colour orange and this is summarised in the table below. Orange is used when there’s increasing community transmission of COVID-19 and face coverings are […]

Today we bring you the latest Vaccination  data as supplied by the Governments Covid-19 site here. The Government has announced that the new system that operates under the three traffic lights of Green, Oragne or Red will come into effect from midnight on 3 December. It heralds the arrival of different rules for different folkes […]

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