Update 18 October 2021

18 October 2021

This afternoon the Prime Minister has confirmed the following:

  • Tai Tokerau will move to Alert Level 2 from 11.59pm Tuesday 19 October.
  • Early learning service providers in Northland can reopen from Wednesday 20 October.
  • The parts of Waikato currently in Alert Level 3 will remain at Alert Level 3, with Government reviewing those settings on Friday 22 October. 
  • The Auckland region will remain at current Alert Level 3 settings for the next two weeks.

On Friday, the Prime Minister will announce new details on COVID-19 protection framework and how we will get there.


Thank you for all of those that have provided feedback. We have asked the Ministry of Education for clarification and are waiting for clear guidance on the recently published Public Health Order’s. We will be providing a further update as soon as possible. 

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When posting on social media, please continue to be kind, respectful and show manaakitanga to other members.

Following the review of the Lower South Island region, the Trustee Board have approved that the region will continue to operate as per the Phase 2 structure and therefore we will be recruiting for a new Regional Manager as soon as possible. We appreciate the patience and understanding of all staff and centres in the Lower South Island region and look forward to continuing the support for and with the Playcentres in this region.