Covid Support Services

We know many of the community are currently doing it tough. We thought it would be useful to collate a list of support agencies for you in case you have a family, or families within your community that may need assistance. 

·       Prepare Pacific – food banks Central, West, South 

·       Pasifika community information 

·       Pacific work connect or phone 0800 601 301 

·       Ministry of Social Development – Monday to Friday (7am to 6pm), Saturday (8am to 1pm) -phone: 0800 559 009. Ask to speak to a Tongan language speaker 

·       Ministry of Social Development - Check What You Can Get  

·       Work and Income - find a service center 

·       COVID-19 support - Work and Income 

·       Wage Subsidy Scheme August 2021 – helps eligible businesses to continue paying employees, and to keep them on. The subsidy will pay $600 for full-time         employees and $359 for part-time employees and applications can be made from 20 August 

·       Short-Term Absence Payment – provides businesses with a one-off (once per 30 days) payment of $359 for employees who must miss work due to a COVID-19 test         and can’t work from home 

·       Leave Support Scheme – provides businesses with a two-week lump sum payment of either $600 per week for full-time employees or $359 per week for part-time         workers who must self-isolate and can’t work from home 

·       Emergency food requests – Ministry of Social Development can assist people who need food urgently 

·       Auckland City Mission – Monday to Friday (9am to 3pm).Food bank: 0800 223 663 

·       The Foodbank Project – Phone: 022045 8184 or email: NZinfo@foodbank.co.nz 

·       Salvation Army – Text your name and postcode to 4114 and a rep will contact you within 48 hours 

·       Pasifika FutureLimited – email: kulisitina@pasifikafutures.co.nz 

Pasifika Futures providers 

·       The Fono – Contact Europa Kupu, Whānau Ora Manager on 0800 FONO 4U (0800 366 648), email Feleoko@thefono.org, or private message The Fono’s Facebook page 

·       Mt Wellington Integrated Health Care – John Kiria – 021 023 77746  

·       Tongan Health Society Inc – Seini Latu – Mob: 021 902 029, Tupou Tavalea –Mob: 021 654 546  

.       Affirming Works – Food Box registrations – Ph: 0800 023 3476 

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