Bizarrely, Waikawa Beach and Manakau also at Alert Level 2

A keen-eyed person on the Waikawa Beach Facebook group noticed this official information today at Wellington | Unite against COVID-19:

Wellington region moved to Alert Level 2 at 6pm on Wednesday 23 June [2021]. This area includes Ōtaki, Waikawa Beach, Manakau, Wairarapa, and Kāpiti Coast. This measure will remain in place until 11:59pm Sunday 27 June.

That seemed wrong because Waikawa Beach and Manakau aren’t in Wellington region so I emailed the officials. They directed me to the Boundary Map which confirms we are included in Level 2.

Level 2 boundary map includes Waikawa Beach and Manakau.
Level 2 boundary map includes Waikawa Beach and Manakau.

The text below reads, in part:

The Greater Wellington region boundary includes Ōtaki, Waikawa Beach, Manakau, Wairarapa, Kāpiti Coast, and also the islands within the Wellington Regional Boundary.

  • Commencing on the mean high-water mark of the west coast of the North Island at the mouth of the Waikawa Stream
  • proceeding in a generally north easterly direction along the south bank of the Waikawa stream to intersect with Waikawa Beach Road then along Waikawa Beach Road to intersect SH1

The main Level 2 requirements are to keep your distance, get tested and otherwise stay home if you’re sick, no more than 100 people at social gatherings.

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