Be prepared, careful Response to Covid-19

he aha te mea nui o te ao?
He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata.

What is the most important thing in this world?
It is the people, the people the people.

Steady, calm, safe.

We are here! Securing boarders
Security and Traffic.

Let us help you steady your ship and calm the sea of change.
Let us help you to feel secure, we know whats important to you,
and we are here to help.

If you require security during this time, please call 021 73 44 77.  


General FAQs


What is COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)?

COVID-19 is a new virus that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a type of coronavirus. There are simple steps you can take to protect you, your family and whānau.

Everything you need to know about COVID-19 is available on the website:

How do I protect myself and others from COVID-19?

You should always practice good hygiene by:

  • covering coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues
  • washing hands for at least 20 seconds with water and soap, and drying them thoroughly:
  • before eating or handling food
  • after using the toilet
  • after coughing, sneezing, blowing your nose or wiping children’s noses
  • after caring for sick people.

People with symptoms of acute respiratory infection should practice good cough etiquette (maintain distance, cover coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues, and wash hands). If you have concerns, you can contact the dedicated COVID-19 Healthline for free on 0800 358 5453.


What Alert Level is New Zealand at, and what does this mean?

 New Zealand has a four-level COVID-19 alert system, that specifies public health and social measures to be taken against COVID-19.

New Zealand is currently at Alert Level 4: Eliminate: Alert Level 4 means it is likely the disease is not contained. This includes sustained and intensive transmission and widespread outbreaks. At this stage, everyone in New Zealand must stay home.

Find out about the Alert Levels and what this means on the website:

Is the Alert System and response over the top?

No. The vast majority of people who will have COVID-19 will only experience mild to moderate symptoms. But there will be some who need more care and medical treatment.

That’s why we have to focus on one simple goal – to unite against COVID-19 and allow our health system to support those who need it.

Global examples have shown serious action needs to be taken quickly to stop widespread cases.


Should I stock up on things in preparation for level 3 or 4?

 No. At any Alert Level – essential services including supermarkets will continue to operate.

We absolutely urge you to not stock up on goods or produce. The border closures apply to people, not products.

By allowing supermarket workers the time to restock, they will have plenty of supplies to go around. Shopping as normal will allow supermarkets to manage supply and demand.


What can I do to prepare and get through?

Make sure you have your ability to work from home set up and you understand the process and policies from your workplace to allow you to do this.

Organise any medication repeats and check in on elder relatives or vulnerable people over the phone, to make sure they have everything they need.

Ensure you are connecting with others by non-physical means to ensure you maintain connections and mental wellbeing, such as via Facebook messenger, Skype, or by just picking up the phone.


What should I do if I am at risk, immune-compromised or have someone at risk in my household?

You are at high-risk if you are over 70, have a compromised immune system or have underlying health conditions.

People with underlying medical conditions include a compromised immune system, liver disease, cancer, kidney disease, heart disease and diabetes mellitus, pregnant women or on immunosuppressant medications.

To find out more about at-risk groups, visit the website:

You need to take more precautions to protect yourself against all infections, including COVID-19.

The action you should take depends on our current Alert Level. For information about our current Alert Level, visit

Keep your whānau safe and protect your whakapapa

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Whangarei, New Zealand.

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and training, working with clients
and events New Zealand wide.
Be safe, be prepared.





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Whangarei 0110,
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