He whakamārama mō Covid-19

Covid-19 information

Gisborne/Tairāwhiti is at Orange

There are restrictions to limit the spread of the virus and protect vulnerable people. When in public:

  • Keep physical distance where possible.
  • Wear a face covering whenever you leave the house - they're mandatory on flights, public transport, in taxis, retail and public venues.
  • For government information on Life at Orange

Council services and facilities

  • Face coverings are mandatory, except for those with exemptions.

  • Face coverings are mandatory, except for those with exemptions.
 At OrangeAt Red
Awarua, 15 Fitzherbert. Hours 9am - 4pm No limitLimit of 12 customers
Council chambersIn person Meetings on Zoom
Te Puia Springs service centreOpen 9am - 4pmOpen 9am - 4pm

Do it online

We encourage you to do your council business online or over the phone.

See our online services

Some staff continue to work from home. Please ring first to make an appointment.

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is having a flow-on effect on staff availability and recruiting for vacancies. Therefore statutory timeframes may be extended on applications for building consent and resource consent.

Refer to those pages for more information:

Building consent applications and inspections

Resource consent applications

Funerals and tangihanga are in accordance with the government guidelines

  • Face coverings are recommended but not compulsory.

See what pools and facilities are open


  • Face coverings are mandatory, except for those with exemptions.
  • Normal opening hours
ServiceAt OrangeAt Red
Capacity - maximum numbersNo limit200
Time limitsNo limit1 hour
Meeting roomsAvailableAvailable

Theatres - War Memorial and Lawson Field

FacilityAt OrangeAt Red
Capacity - maximum numbersTicketing200
Meeting roomsOpenOpen
Bar serviceAvailableAvailable

Bright Street toilet facilities are closed at Orange.

See other public toilets

  • Freedom camp ground sites open.
  • More information about freedom camping

    Gizzy Bus -  Masks are mandatory and maintain 2m distance.

    Waka Kura School Bus -  Masks are recommended but not compulsory

    Safety plans for events are required for bookings.

    We may cancel bookings on Council reserves, if we don't think events or gatherings can operate safely, or we have evidence of this.

    Essential services

    In all traffic light levels - rubbish and recycling kerbside collection, drinking water, wastewater, animal control and essential road safety repairs will continue to operate.

    Our response and recovery plan

    Rau Tipu Rau Ora is Tairāwhiti Covid-19 pandemic response and recovery plan - it's also about future proofing, and re-establishing an even better region with a whole of wellbeing approach.