Kia ora whanau,

An update from the Connexional Office on the latest Covid-19 Alert Level changes.

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Tara made it back last night after braving the way from Northland to Tamaki (Auckland)and waiting for about 3 hours in the queue, so she knows some of the frustration that's been going on throughout our communities as we adjust once again in this latest Covid Alert Level environment.

Just a reminder about numbers of people at gatherings for our different Alert Levels.

·         At Alert Level 3 up to 10 people can gather for weddings, funerals and tangihanga.

·         At Alert Level 2 we can have gaterhings of up to 100 people.

The Government is also encouraging us to wear face masks in public areas like shops. In addition to that the Church is encouraging people to wear face masks at church services. So at Alert Level 2 even though we can gather in numbers up to 100 people, please wear a face mask and take that extra step of keeping people safe.

In addition, all face to face meetings with connexional office staff will be shifted to Zoom meetings for the week of those lockdowns, and the following week. This will give certainty to people around travel arrangements and bookings.

The Government have confirmed they will be reinstating the wage subsidies, this information will be given to us late Monday afternoon, and we hope to have all the information out to parishes by lunchtime on Wednesday so there is certainty around what you can and can't apply for in terms of the wage subsidy.

There is a lot going on whanau. What is best for us as Church is that we continue to work together and that we continue to be kind and help each other as much as possible.

The Connexional Office is here to receive any questions you may have. Call, text or email and we will answer as soon as possible.

Untill we see each other again, stay safe, keep well and God bless.

Tara, Trudy and Sarah.


Tara Tautari

General Secretary

Trudy Downes

Health and Safety Coordinator

Sarah Andrews


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