Hundreds call for help

Hundreds of calls have been made to Waikato Freephone 0800 800 405 in less than two weeks of operation.

The combined Hamilton-Waikato Covid-19 emergency teams are handling around 60 calls a day, assisting Waikato people struggling to get food, household goods and services.

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Waikato crisis support in operation

Freephone 0800 800 405  

That’s the freephone number to call if you live in the Waikato region and you or your whānau need help getting food, groceries or other household goods and services.

A newly formed Covid-19 emergency operations centre formed by the Waikato district and Hamilton city councils will collect information from you to provide the support you need throughout the lockdown period. 

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