COVID-19 Updates and Resources

At Auckland Kindergarten Association, the wellbeing and safety of your tamariki and whānau is our first priority.

We have a response team working on all matters related to COVID-19. If you have any questions, feedback or concerns, please email

He waka eke noa, ā, kia haumaru tātou katoa!
We are all in this waka together, we paddle together, we survive!

Home Learning

Resources, guidance and information have been created and collated by the Ministry of Education for parents, whānau and teachers.

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Food Banks

For those located in Auckland, who need to access more food during the current level three lockdown, the following food banks are providing kai:

Nga Whare Waatea Marae, Mangere
Open Mon–Fri, 10am–2pm. Head to the Marae at 31 Calthorp Close, Māngere with ID. Wait in the car when you arrive and staff will get to each person one at a time, asking relevant questions as needed.

Auckland City Mission Foodbank
If you need a food parcel call ACM 09 303 9266 and speak to the Crisis Care team. You will then be given a time to collect from ACM distribution centre at 15 Auburn Street, off Boston road in Grafton. Everyone must take ID with them.

Salvation Army food parcels
Contact the Mt Wellington Salvation Army Community Ministry 09 379 7615 – or their local Salvation Army Community Ministry (ring 0800 53 00 00 to find your local ministry). You will be given a time to collect your food parcel.

Presbyterian Support Northern
Call 09 309 2054 to arrange a pick up at 8 Madeira Lane, Grafton. Strictly no walk-ins and collections are strictly between 11-12am Mon-Fri.

St Vincent De Paul, Newton branch
Call 09 815 6122 or email – and they can deliver a food parcel.

Papakura Marae Foodbank
Open Mon-Fri 10am-2.30pm, 09 297 2036. Please phone to request a food parcel, someone will ring you back to do a phone interview, then food will be delivered. Only deliveries to Papakura and Manurewa areas currently.

Orakei Foodbank
Call 521 5712 and leave message on voicemail with details of how many in family etc. Parcels are only delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays to Orakei, Kohi and Mission Bay.

St Marks Church
St Marks Church in Pakuranga are still open but only focusing on those in Pakuranga. You can contact them directly via their contact page on their website or emailing

Hills Church
Hills Church on Hillsborough Road can be emailed at Please provide details on your needs and they will do their best to provide a food parcel. Hills Church has also offered to go shopping for those that cannot leave home due to self-isolation if needed.