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Northland and Metropolitan Auckland DHBs increase COVID-19 testing capacity

Community testing capacity in Northland and Auckland has been rapidly expanded in response to strong public demand. 

Two additional pop up testing centres are open today in Helensville and Mangawhai and opening hours at all of the existing community testing centres in Northland and Auckland have been extended. (For locations and opening hours see the table below.) 

17 testing centres are open in Northland and Auckland today. 

The pop-up testing centre in Helensville opened at 10am and there has been a strong response from the community. Additional staff have been deployed to keep things running smoothly and extra staff are on standby. The Mangawhai pop-up testing centre opened at midday. 

Northern Region Health Coordination Centre Lead (and Counties Manukau Health CEO) Fepulea'I Margie Apa said the additional capacity stretches from Kaitaia to Wiri and thanked everyone involved for their rapid response. 

“I want to thank Northlanders and Aucklanders for their quick response. Our testing centres have been busy since the new case was announced and we expect this to continue through today,” she says. 

“I also want to acknowledge and thank our colleagues in community testing centres and primary care across Northland and Auckland who are working tirelessly to ensure that everyone who needs a test receives one. 

“We have contained previous outbreaks through a whole of community approach to combating the pandemic and I encourage everyone to continue to be vigilant.” 

As we have seen with previous community cases COVID-19 is a tricky virus and it’s up to everyone to take simple actions to keep New Zealand safe.

Turn on Bluetooth in the NZ COVID Tracer app and scan QR codes wherever you go. Turning on Bluetooth functionality will allow you to receive an alert if you have been near another app user who tests positive for COVID-19. 

Everyone in New Zealand can do their bit by remaining vigilant – stay home if you are sick and seek advice on getting a test, wash and dry your hands, and cough and sneeze into your elbow.

Information for people seeking a COVID-19 test

Only people who were at the premises listed on the Ministry of Health website(external link) around the times stated, need to isolate, contact Healthline and get tested.

If you were not at one of these premises and you do not have any symptoms you do not need to be tested.  If you are feeling unwell call Healthline on 0800 358 5453

The key messages for people who were at these premises around the times stated:  

  • Isolate away from others, and remain isolated until they have a negative test
  • Call Healthline 0800 358 5453
  • Get tested.

Please be kind to each other and help the public health team focus on the testing that needs to be done today.

For up-to-date information on testing locations in Northland, visit link)

For up-to-date information on testing locations in Auckland, link)

For up-to-date information on all testing locations, please call Healthline (0800 358 5453) or visit link)


Northland CTCs as at 25 January 2021




20 Winger Crescent

Mon 25 Jan to Fri 29 Jan

9:00am – 4:00pm




Rock N Roll Club Building

Off Riverside Drive

Mon 25 Jan to Fri 29 Jan

9:00am – 4:00pm




Refining NZ Visitor Centre
Port Marsden Highway, Ruakaka 

Mon 25 Jan to Fri 29 Jan

9:00am – 4:00pm




Dargaville Hospital
Awakino Road

(Portacom at the rear of outpatients)

Mon 25 Jan to Fri 29 Jan

9:00am – 4:00pm




29 Redan Road

(Whare at front of the hospital)

Mon 25 Jan to Fri 29 Jan

9:00am – 4:00pm




Turner Centre 
Cobham Rd

(Portacom - please drive right in front of the wheel chair ramp if you don't see nurses outside)

Mon 25 Jan to Fri 29 Jan

9:00am – 4:00pm




Ngāti Hine Health Trust

2/4 Rayner Street


Mon 25 Jan to Fri 29 Jan

9:00am – 3:00pm




Te Hau Ora O Ngāpuhi - GP Clinic 

113 Broadway Street

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY until further notice.

Call 0800 484006 and hold for reception.

You will be triaged, and an appointment made.




Rawene Hospital

Please call before you come to advise you would like a test –

09 405 7709


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