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COVID-19: Community wellbeing

Ways you and others can stay safe and well.

Mental Health Foundation – five ways to wellbeing

For information on how to improve and sustain positive mental health and wellbeing, go to five ways to wellbeing. A set of simple, evidence-based actions which can improve wellbeing in everyday life

NZ Red Cross – wellbeing challenge

Take NZ Red Cross’ wellbeing challenge to connect, get active, learn and give to others. You could also encourage your friends, family and workmates to take on this challenge with you.

NZ Red Cross - wellbeing challenge (230kb pdf)

Communities during emergencies

In an emergency you are not on your own, you have a community around you. Knowing your neighbours is a key step in building community resilience and finding ways to build social support around you. If you haven’t met the people who live over the fence or across the road from you, today is a great day to reach out and say ‘kia ora’ or ‘gidday’

Connected communities

Many of us connected with our neighbours during alert level 3 and 4 and it’s important to keep those connections. Neighbourhood Support WBOP helps connect neighbours, helps them get to know one another better, support one another when needed, and to have fun together. You can contact Neighbourhood Support.


Volunteering also helps strengthen our communities’ abilities to meet challenges (both big and small) and remain connected. It can also help you learn new skills, meet new people, keep active and help build strong communities. 

To get into volunteering, check out Volunteering BOP.

Buy local, visit local

Buying local supports our small businesses – the backbone of our economy, creating local jobs and support so many livelihoods. When you need a product or service, spend what you can with our local businesses. Buy local, buy Tauranga.

There has also never been a better time to get out and explore your own backyard within the Bay of Plenty. Whether they are favourite spots or new places, they are all waiting there for you for when the time is right. 

Check out Tourism BOP’s website for inspirations at #thereisnoplacelikehomeBOP

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