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Published Saturday 13 Nov 2021

A positive Covid case in Taupo was in Masterton during his infectious period on 5-7 November before he developed symptoms.


Contract tracing is underway. Known locations of interest are published on the Ministry of Health website HERE.

Locations will be added if more come to light, so please keep checking the places listed. Remember, it is only relevant to you if you were at the locations on the date and at the times stipulated. 

If you have been to a location of interest on the date and times indicated, or if you have any symptoms, please get a Covid test. All Covid tests are FREE.

Drive Thru testing is available on Sunday at:

  • Wairarapa After Hours at Masterton Medical, Colombo Rd Masterton. Phone first preferred. Testing from 9am – 4pm.
  • Featherston Medical PHONE FIRST TO BOOK 06 3089 220 Testing between 11am and 2pm.

From Monday:

Testing is available on weekdays at your closest medical centre. Anyone can be tested, you don't need to be enrolled at the clinic. Always phone first.

Vaccination continues to be your best defence against Covid.

Vaccination is available for any person 12 years and over, and is FREE. You need two doses, three weeks apart.

Anyone receiving a first dose receives a $100 gift card!

On Sunday, vaccination is available at the following places:

  • Whānau Day at Genesis Recreation Centre in Masterton between 10am and 4pm.
  • Masterton Departmental Building, Chapel Street (beside Subway) between 10am and 4pm
  • Tekau Ma Iwa, 195 Chapel Street (beside Gull) from 9am - 4pm.

Vaccination clinics during the week are listed on the Wairarapa DHB website HERE

Please continue to take all usual care - doing all the things we know we need to do. Handwashing, mask wearing, social distancing and using the Tracer App remain important, and vaccination and testing are our top priority.

Wastewater testing in Wairarapa continues to report negative results. The next wastewater testing results are due early next week.

We will keep our community informed as and when we have any more information to share.