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Covid update

by Steve Allen -


Kia Ora AC, 

 We pray you are well; especially those who are in the Auckland region. We thank you for the tremendous effort during level 4 lockdown over an extended period of time. Ngā mihi Tamaki Makaurau.

 GOVT. announced the following Covid-19 (Delta variant) today:

 - Auckland will move to Alert Level 3 at 11.59pm on Tuesday, September 21st

- Auckland to remain at Alert Level 3 for at least two weeks after the move 

- If you are in the area of Whakatiwai & Miranda are in bespoke Alert Level 4; (please check Covid-19 website for further information). 

- The rest of the country remains at Alert Level 2 


Please note: 

- AC Auckland Campus (Penrose) and Youth Guarantee sties based within Auckland region remain closed at Alert Level 3 under GOVT guidelines 

- AC Campuses’ based outside of the Auckland region are open under Alert Level 2 guidelines

Students and staff who return to campus outside of the Auckland region must adhere to mandatory face mask wearing, social distancing and contact tracing (QR code or sign in) are compulsory. 

Kia Kaha Tamaki Makaurau (Auckland), we are in this together.

Your health and wellbeing are important to us, our AC  pastoral care team are working hard to ensure you are all keeping well during this time.  


If you need academic support please talk to your lecturer or college dean (  If you would like someone to talk to or prayer; please contact Leeana on,  Steve on, or Ruth on and we will get in touch.  We invite you to join us every Tuesday for Chapel at 10.40am; follow the link:
Meeting ID: 830 6386 6639
Passcode: 155123

COVID-19 basics

The Ministry of Health continues to remind everyone to please remain vigilant and stick to the basics:

  • If you’re sick, stay home. Do not go to work or school. Do not socialise.
  • If you have cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms, call your doctor or Healthline on 0800 358 5453 and get advice about getting tested.
  • If you have been told to self-isolate, you legally must do so immediately.
  • In an emergency always call 111.

Things change quickly so stay up to date by following the links below:

For health advice, please refer to the Ministry of Health’s website.

Please continue to check the Ministry of Health’s locations of interest page to find out if you might have been exposed to COVID-19 COVID-19: Contact tracing locations of interest | Ministry of Health NZ

For cross-agency information about COVID-19, including what support is available, health advice, and travel restrictions visit the All-of-Government website

For resources in Te Reo Māori, visit maori/

For information to support Pacific communities, visit

For resources in sign language and easy read formats

.To keep updated on travel restrictions and visa information visit us/media-centre/news-notifications/coronavirus-update-inz-response

Advice for international students in NZ advice/healthcare/the-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know



Online Evaluation

by Steve Allen -

Hi everyone

For all of you completing your papers in Semester 1 this year, please make sure that you complete the online evaluation form for each paper you did. This is very important for us in your ongoing process of paper improvement and delivery.

God Bless and thank you for studying with us this year

Steve Allen



New time for Moodle Outage

by Kerry Gordon -

Hi Everyone,

This week is always a busy time in our churches as we prepare to celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus over Easter weekend. Today is what is known as Maundy Thursday in some church circles, that is, the day Jesus celebrated the Passover with his disciples and told them "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.  By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

This is my prayer this Easter - that our love for each other may be so evident, that others will be drawn to follow Jesus. 

On a more mundane matter, the outage that was due to be carried out a couple of weeks ago was rescheduled and is now happening on the Thursday 5th April from 8pm. Please factor this in for any assignments that are due on the Friday.

Grace and Peace,

Kerry Gordon

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