AEM has set up a welfare system to assist Aucklanders who may be struggling to access basic household supplies due to job losses or hardship caused by the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown, it’s nice to know that some of our residents have been redeployed to help.

These measures will also assist the disabled, at-risk groups and people without access to their own transport.

From Wednesday 1 April, Aucklanders who cannot afford groceries or are in self-isolation with no access to other support networks can call AEM on 0800 22 22 96 between 7am and 7pm, seven days a week.