Local helpline to assist those in hardship to access essentials


Our Civil Defence team is now operating local helplines to help people access essentials such as food and medication. This service is available to assist people in hardship and offered in addition to a range of other support offered by other agencies such as the Ministry of Social Development.

These measures will particularly assist the disabled, at risk groups, and people without access to their own transport.

The local helpline number for Ōpōtiki is 0800 884 222.

​Below are a list of links you can go to for various types of assistance that may be helpful:

Rent Freezes and Tenancy Terminations


Wage Subsidy


Covid-19 WINZ Assistance


Covid-19 Website for latest updates


Page reviewed: 31 Mar 2020 3:42pm