17 Apr 2020

Eastern Bay of Plenty pop-up testing clinics inundated

From Midday Report, 12:42 pm on 17 April 2020

Pop-up clinics in the Eastern Bay of Plenty have so far been innundated with people in remote areas wanting to get tested for Covid-19.

The one-day clinics led by Te Puna Ora o Mataatua and Eastern Bay PHA started on Wednesday in Murupara to help communities get access to testing without travel barriers.

Testing is underway at Te Waimana today, with others over the next week in Rūātoki, Waikaremoana, Ruatāhuna and two near Ōpōtiki - at Tōrere and Ōpape marae.

Māni Dunlop spoke to Te Puna Ora o Mataatua chief executive, Chris Tooley.