News

Matariki weekend

Our collection centres will all be closed on Friday 24 June for Matariki.

Queen’s birthday weekend

Our collection centres will be closed on Monday June 6 for the Queen’s birthday public holiday. We will reopen again on Tuesday June 7.

Easter & ANZAC weekends

Our collection centres will be closed on the Easter and ANZAC day public holidays.

Test to Travel: new pre-departure service

In preparation for an increase in international travel, the Asia Pacific Healthcare Group (APHG) are making it easier and cheaper for kiwis to secure a pre-departure PCR test. Test to Travel is a new end-to-end service which will provide travellers with digital proof of a negative COVID-19 test, allowing them entry into a multitude of […]

Festive season opening hours

Our collection centres are ALL closed for the entire Christmas and New Year long weekends, but are open the other working days during this time, with the below exceptions. Note: The Tahunanui Collection Centre is closed from 23 December – 9 January.The collection centre at Nelson Hospital is open for hospital patients only for most […]

Use of saliva testing over summer

When the Auckland boundary lifts at 11:59pm Tuesday 14 December, anyone travelling from Auckland who is fully vaccinated will no longer need to show a proof of test, and instead can use their My Vaccine Pass to travel. Unvaccinated workers who are travelling are encouraged to use Rapid Antigen Tests, available from participating pharmacies free of charge, to meet […]

Restricted hospital access

Nelson Hospital and Wairau Hospital are currently restricting access to the hospital. This means that our hospital based collection centres are not open to community patients, except for exceptional circumstances. Please ensure you book at a community based clinic in the first instance. See our list of collection centres for options.

Personal travel to/from Alert Level 3 areas – testing update

For updated information on who can travel across alert level boundaries and the testing requirements please refer to the Unite Against COVID-19 website. Personal travel information is available hereBusiness travel information available here. At this time, publicly funded saliva testing is NOT an option for personal travel testing or the education sector. Nasopharyngeal swab testing is available and are […]

COVID-19 Saliva testing

Are you a permitted worker, or employer of permitted workers travelling across alert level boundaries? To find out more about saliva testing click here.

Alert Level 2

Kia ora koutou, here is our Alert Level 2 status: Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) Our FNA service has resumed and we are taking bookings as usual with 30 minute slots rather than the usual 15 minutes to prevent cross over of patients. Patients will be screened and support people are unfortunately not permitted in […]