We are here to help.

At CIDANZ we work with families to help them access the support and resources they need to grow their self-confidence, pride and wellbeing. We are contracted by the Ministry of Social Development to provide a Community Connector Service as part of the Government’s response and recovery plan for COVID-19.

The service we offer recognises that individuals and whānau impacted by COVID-19 will require a range of support and services to stay or get back on track. Our small Community Connector team works in our local community of Māngere-Otahuhu and Otara-Papatoetoe to help people and families get the support, information and services they may need or are entitled to at this difficult time.

Whatever your need, we can connect you. 

Contact Us Today:

   Elizabeth Fa’alili – Community Connector


   Mobile: 027 269 1310

Foodbank & Food Parcels Auckland:

If you, your family or someone you know is struggling to provide food for your or their household, follow the link below to see a variety of Foodbanks and services available across Auckland. 

For Business

Business support is now available with Auckland now at Covid-19 Alert Level 3, and the rest of NZ at Alert Level 2. 

More information will be released at later on today. This support is to help businesses whose revenue has reduced because of Covid-19 Alert Level 3 or above so businesses can continue to keep paying their staff.

To keep in the know about when applications will be open follow this link to provide Work and Income with your email: Enquiries about Covide-19 Wage Subsidy applications

Resurgence Support Payment - now available: 

Inland Revenue’s Resurgence Support Payment helps businesses whose revenue has reduced because of Covid-19 Alert Level 2 or higher. Applications can be made in myIR. Find out more on the Inland Revenue website.

Applications for the payment will open in myIR for eligible business and organisations 7 days after the alert level increase. They will remain open for one month after the return to alert level 1.

Other Support available now if your employees are directly affected: 

Two Covid-19 support payments are also available now from Work & Income to businesses to continue paying staff who are directly affected, so they can remain at home as they are required to by public health guidelines: 

Other support also includes: 

  •  Wage Subsidy Scheme
  •  Small business cash flow loan scheme
  • Tax and ACC support
  • Business finance grant scheme
Short-Term Absence Payment: 

This is a one-off payment of $350 and is available for businesses, including self-employed people, to help pay their workers who cannot work from home while they wait at home for a Covid-19 test result.

Leave Support Scheme:

Is available for businesses, including self-employed people, to help pay their workers who can’t work from home and meet certain health criteria, eg they have COVID-19 or are defined by Ministry of Health as a ‘close contact’ who has been told to self-isolate for 14 days. 

For Community

If you are experiencing normal Covid-19 symptoms with muscle aches and fatigue, please get tested.

Auckland Testing Stations: 

At present there are 9 testing stations active in Auckland from 1-5 March, 2021 in Wiri, Otara, Mangere, Papatoetoe, Takanini, Northcote, Mt. Eden, New Lynn and Pakuranga.  

It is FREE to get a COVID-19 test. You will get sent a text message only if your test result is negative. If your test result is positive, Public Health will call you with advice on what to do next.

Contract Tracing Locations of Interest:

These are locations of interest for people who may be contacts of COVID-19 cases in the community.

Alert Level Boundaries

At present you must be an essential worker to travel across NZ. However, you may return home if Auckland is not where you live.

Checkpoint Locations:

The New Zealand Police will be present at the following locations:

Northern boundary

  • SH1/Mangawhai Road (Twin Coast Discovery Highway)
  • Mangawhai Road / north of Coal Hill Road
  • Black Swamp, west of Rako Road
  • Mangawhai Road and Cames Road
  • Mangawhai Road and Ryan Road

Note:  Mangawhai Road also known as Twin Coast Discovery Highway

Southern boundary

  • Mercer off ramp / Koheroa Road – (South bound traffic on SH1 and Mercy Ferry road).
  • SH1 / Oram Road – (North bound traffic on SH1)
  • Mangatawhiri Road / Koheroa Road / SH2 off ramp (All East and West Bound traffic)
  • East Coast Road (Waharau Regional Park)
  • Pukekawa-Churchill / Highway 22 and Highway 22 / Logan Road)

A presence will also be maintained south of Port Waikato through the Limestone Downs area