September 2020

New Zealand is at Alert Level 2, with extra restrictions in Auckland. 

Noia’ia, Talofa lava, Mauri, Kia orana, Mālō e lelei, Tālofa, Ni Sa Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Mālō ni and warm Pacific greetings to our Pacific communities across Aotearoa New Zealand. 

 Episode 9 - Update on COVID-19 for our NZ Pacific Community

Watch all 9 Pacific languages for Episode 9 here


At 11.59 pm on Sunday 30 August the Auckland region will move to Alert Level 2 with extra restrictions.

Overview of restrictions in Auckland

Rest of New Zealand is at Alert Level 2

For updates and information about the Alert levels please visit 

We got your back 

18 8 2020 FB Post ActivationFollowing the resurgence of Covid-19 in Aotearoa New Zealand and the impact it is having on our Pacific communities, it is essential we consider the information we are receiving.

Together with our partners Bright Sunday 4pi, the Ministry of Health, New Zealand Police, SunPix, Tagata Pasifika and Pacific Media Network (PMN), the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) has put together a half hour special programme focusing on Sela Alo, the General Manager of PMN, and his journey of surviving Covid-19, as well as key messages from Pacific community members and leaders. This programme can be viewed here.

We got your back Aotearoa is a social media campaign that is aimed at reaching our Pacific communities and features some of New Zealand's well-known Pacific people including Dame Valerie Adams (DNZM), Dave Letele (Brown Buttabean), Diamond Langi, Faumuina To'aletai David Tua (ONZM), Patrick Tuipulotu, Lesina Nakhid-Schuster and more. They will share messages of encouragement to help protect our people and once again beat/eliminate Covid-19. 

Watch the We got your back video messages here

Keep track of where you've been

We should all continue to keep track of where we’ve been and who we’ve seen to assist with rapid contact tracing if it is required.

How to keep track of where you’ve been  

Businesses should help customers to keep track of where they’ve been by displaying the NZ COVID Tracer QR code poster.

Get the NZ COVID Tracer QR code poster

Practise good hygiene 

Wash your hands with soap. Cough or sneeze into your elbow. Clean surfaces. 

Stay home if you're sick 

If you have a cold or flu symptoms, you should stay home and call your doctor or Healthline.