Update: 13th December 2021

Kia ora whānau,

The Government confirmed that people travelling out of Auckland will need to be fully vaccinated, or have a negative test 72 hours prior to departure, to leave Auckland and visit other parts of the country. This requirement will remain in place during the core summer period, until 17 January 2022.

The Government announced that from this Wednesday, rapid antigen testing will be available for free at participating pharmacies for asymptomatic unvaccinated people aged 12 years and 3 months and over who are travelling during the holiday period.

Evidence of a supervised negative rapid antigen test will be required for these unvaccinated travellers leaving the Auckland region and for domestic travel with some transport companies.

The Government is continuing to ask anyone in New Zealand with symptoms – no matter how mild – to get tested, even if you’re vaccinated. Please stay at home until you return a negative test result.

Testing and vaccination centre locations nationwide can be found on the Healthpoint website


Mandatory Vaccination of Education Workers

  • As at 11.59pm on Monday 25 October the COVID-19 Public Health Response Order for Mandatory Vaccinations for Education came into effect.
  • All Educators/Nannies working with children must have their first COVID-19 vaccination on or before 15 November 2021 and receive their second vaccination by 1 January 2022.
  • An Educator/Nanny who has not received their first vaccination by 11.50pm on the 15th November cannot continue working with children under a licensed service and will be committing an infringement offence if they do so.


Thank you to all of our Educators for continuing to support our families and children in care. In particular, thank you to all those families who are essential service workers.


Nga Mihi,