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Welcome to the BOP Health COVID-19 Response website. It is a place you can find information that is relevant to the greater Bay of Plenty, Rotorua and Lakes Districts.
Māori Kaumātua
Hapori-based vaccination centres are available to all kaumātua and their whānau.
Bay of Plenty DHB Vaccination Programme
Bay of Plenty DHB is making progress with COVID-19 immunisations within the Bay of Plenty rohe. Vaccinations at our border commenced in March 2021, and our programme has been progressing through the groups since then.
Lakes DHB Vaccination Programme
Lakes DHB is making progress with COVID-19 immunisations within the Lakes district but has the capacity to immunise more people.
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The purpose of this site is to advise, update and help whānau living within the rōhe of Bay of Plenty and Lakes District Health Boards, access trusted information about our COVID-19 response and vaccination roll-out. Please refer to for any further information you need to know about COVID-19. You can also visit for information. Karawhiua is a campaign for whānau, hapū, iwi, and Māori communities to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Karawhiua is led by Te Puni Kōkiri (Ministry for Māori Development), co-delivered by Te Hiringa Hauora (Health Promotion Agency) and supported by the Ministry of Health and the Unite Against COVID-19 teams.
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COVID-19 Testing Centres in the Bay of Plenty

Please select a location below for information, or find your nearest COVID-19 vaccination site at

100 First Ave
Drive-through only. Accessed via carpark next to Noel Leeming on Second Ave.
Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm
Sat: 8am-2pm


Old Wally Sutherland building, 266 The Strand
Drive through.
Mon-Sat: 9am-7pm
Sun: 10am-3pm

81 Truman Lane
Drive through only. Testing Centre is at the back of the Arena by the Blo Karts.

Mon-Sun: 10am-3pm

45 Pine Drive, Murupara
Drive through
Mon-Fri: 9.30am-2.30pm

Te Awanui Hauora
Mon, Wed, Fri: 10am-12pm

Will test on demand outside of these hours, please ring the Hauora beforehand.

Atuaroa Ave, Te Puke
Drive through only
Mon, Wed, Fri: 10.30am-2.30pm