Several Katikati stores, a Ngatea service station, Raglan church, Hamilton hardware store and several Auckland sites are some of the latest locations of interest visited by people who have Covid-19.
One of them is a person just moved to the small Bay of Plenty town from Pukekohe, however they were fully vaccinated and had tested negative for the virus five times before making the move south.
Train rides between Middlemore and Papakura, and Papakura to Pukekohe have also been listed on the Ministry's website.
The latest locations are:
• Mitre 10 MEGA Ruakura on Saturday October 2 between 1pm and 3pm,
• Z Karaka on Monday October 4 between 9.29am and 9.39am and Tuesday October 5 between 10.57am and 11.07am,
• Mobil Royal Heights on Thursday October 7 between 12.21pm and 12.26pm,
• Westside Superette Pukekohe on Friday October 8 between 1.15pm and 2.40,
• Gull Pukekohe on Saturday October 9 between 6.50am and 8.05am,
• Streetwise Coffee Pukekohe on Saturday October 9 between 7am and 8.30am.
The locations added at 2.15pm were;
• Pak'nSave, Mount Albert, Saturday October 2 between 8.30pm and 10pm,
• Surfside Church Office, Back Shed, Raglan, on Wednesday October 6 between 11.30am and 12pm,
• New World, Warkworth, Thursday October 7 between 1.30 and 3.30pm,
• National Storage, Pukekohe, on Friday October 8 between 8am and 9.30am,
The locations added at 1pm were;
• The Herbal Dispensary, on Wednesday October 6 between 2.45pm and 3.15pm,
• Limited Edition on Main, Katikati, on Thursday October 7 between 10.55am and 12.20pm.
The locations added at 12.20pm were;
• Daily Bread Belmont, Saturday October 2 between 9.10am and 9.20am,
• Train, Southern Line, Papakura to Pukekohe on Monday October 4 between 8.59pm and 9.15pm,
• Devonport Pharmacy, Tuesday October 5 between 9.01am and 9.11am,
• Harvey Norman Wairau Park, Tuesday October 5, 1pm and 1.05pm,
• McDonald's Akoranga Drive, Northcote, Wednesday October 6 between 11.13 and 11.35am,
• Train, Southern Line, Papakura to Pukekohe Thursday October 7, 7.14pm to 7.30pm,
• Puke Hire, on Friday October 8 between 7.50am and 9.15am, and again on Saturday October 9 between 7.45am and 9.10am,
• Z Service Station Ngatea on Saturday October 9 between 10.50and 12.15pm.
There also new times visited for previous locations;
• McDonald's Wairau Rd, Saturday October 2 between 4.38pm and 5pm,
• Bus 392 Pukekohe, Thursday October 7 between 7.40pm and 7.45pm.
The locations released around 11am were;
• Seoul Trading House Dairy Grafton, Tuesday October 5 between 9.25 and 9.35am, Wednesday October 6 between 9.25and 9.35am and Thursday October 7 between 9.25 and 9.35am.
• Katikati Antiques and Interiors Katikati, Thursday October 7 between 10.45am and 12.15pm,
• Mural Town Traders Ltd Katikati, Thursday October 7, between 10.55am and 12.20pm,
• Z Station Ngatea, Friday October 8 between 6.15and 7.20am,
• The Bottle-O Katikati, Friday October 8 between 7.15pm and 8.45pm,
• Train Southern Line Middlemore to Papakura on Monday October 4 between 8.27pm and 8.48pm, Middlemore to Papakura on Thursday October 7 between 6.47pm and 7.08pm.
There's also a new time that a Covid-infected person was in the Raglan Harbourview Hotel, which was Sunday October 3, between 9am and 11.45pm.
The locations which dropped at 9.15am were:
• Hammer Hardware Katikati on Thursday, October 7 between 10am and midday,
• Good Life Opportunity Shop Katikati on Thursday October 7 between 11.05am and 12.25pm,
• Waipuna Hospice Shop on Thursday October 7 between 11.15am and 12.50pm.
More testing and vaccination centres have also been set up today, which locals have been flocking to.
Katikati mother Kartia Hikuroa was swabbed by 9.30am.
She is fully vaccinated but had been feeling a bit unwell.
Hikuroa works with the elderly and says her whole team would also be tested in Tauranga today.
"Obviously I got panicked ... the test is a bit unpleasant but it's better than getting sick."
The chief executive of Waipuna Hospice said the positive case visited its charity shop, not the health service they provide.
"I don't want any of our patients or their families to panic," Richard Thurlow said. "We've put into play our plans for coping with this."
Thurlow said he found out about the positive case yesterday at about 7pm and understood the person received a "low threshold" result.
The hospice shop was closed and reopening would be re-evaluated after five days, Thurlow said.
A vaccination clinic at the Katikati RSA and Citizens Club will be open from 10am until 2pm today. No is booking required.
All of the testing sites will be open from 8.30am through to 4.30pm and are at;
• The Katikati Medical Centre,
• Katikati Rugby Clubrooms - the clubrooms can stay open longer if needed,
• Tauranga Accident and HealthCare, 19 Second Ave, 8am-6pm.
Paul Williams and Merle Mason are waiting to get tested at the Katikati Medical Centre after receiving an alert that they had been to Hammer Hardware.
The couple said they would head home and said their initial reaction was "oh shit".
Brian Lewis said when he heard the news he felt choked.
"I knew it was going to happen but I'm really disappointed the border control has been really weak."
The retiree said he was getting swabbed to stay safe and for his children and grandchildren.
The Ministry encouraged people who live in Katikati, or who have visited recently, to keep checking the website for information about the locations of interest.
Vaccination clinics are open across the Bay of Plenty today including walk-in sites at BayPark, 1st Ave, and various pharmacies.
The Ministry said as the person was fully vaccinated and had been consistent user of the Covid tracer app, so the risk to the community appeared to be contained.