Let’s help each other through COVID-19
To the Waihi Business and Community, including Waikino and Whiritoa, thank you for visiting the GO Waihi website. We would like to support you through COVID-19 crisis, by providing a centralised location for information which will support you.
GO Waihi, along with other non-essential businesses, have closed their doors for the time being. Casey is still available via mobile phone or email. Please like our Facebook page for daily updates, and continue to visit this page, it will be evolving as we continue to face the challenges of COVID-19.
As we will be providing updated information here, we would like for you to let us know what you are doing that may be valuable to others. As we have learnt from our overseas neighbours, we would like to learn from you. We are one community and with collective support we will be more resilient when the dust settles.
COVID-19 New Zealand is currently at Alert Level 4.
Be Kind, Stay at Home and Wash your Hands.
The New Zealand Government website dedicated to providing up-to-date COVID-19 information.
Information on essential local services.
Help for business owners needing support.
Providing Welfare assistance during Covid-19. Free Phone 0800 800 405
Waihi Budgeting Service
WBS works with all ages and incomes, including small businesses.
Available via email email@example.com or phone: 07 863 7793 or text 0277 755 443.
- Local food banks,
- Credit controllers should you need to reduce payments
- Creating a household budget
- Agency referrals - Age Concern and WINZ
Barrons Pharmacy in Waihi is delivering prescription medication to those who are immuno/mobility compromised or who have a Gold Card. If you are struggling to get your medication, please get in touch with Barrons Pharmacy over the phone to arrange delivery (07 863 8317). Deliveries are scheduled at a specific time, once a day.
It's Not OK. If you need advice and information to help stop family violence in your home, or if you want to help someone who might be experiencing or causing harm, you can call the It's Not OK helpline for free on 0800 456 450. If it's an emergency, please call 111.
"Random acts of kindness offer a smile, intentional acts of kindess create change."
Lifeline - Freephone 0800 543 354
Whatever the issue, trained counsellors and volunteers are available 24/7. Calls and texts are free and confidential.
Age Concern Thames (covering the Waihi area)
- Freephone 0800 3266865 for concerns re: Elder Abuse. This line is still operating and is open 24/7.
- Social Isolation - the Age Concern visiting volunteer service is currently closed during the lockdown period. Age Concern's advice, if you, or someone you know, would like to talk to someone, is to call the Civil Defence helpline on Freephone 0800 800 405.
"Shielding Kiwi First Responders from Covid-19". If you are seeking locally manufactured shields for your first response team, check out the ShieldsUp webpage, and place an order today. Manufactured on 3D printers these shields are simple and effective, washable and reuseable.
St John's Caring Caller Service: 0800 000 606
For anyone who wants to register themselves, or someone they know, for a friendly chat