Operation Manaaki: on the phone, connecting with the elderly
Gisborne District Council (GDC) chief executive, Nedine Thatcher Swann, is one of the GDC team making sure all over 65-year-olds are contacted as part of Operation Manaaki.
GDC is aiming to call 1000 people a day to ensure older people are up-to-date with information on Covid-19.
It is also an opportunity for them to share any concerns with council staff.
There are about 7000 people over 65 living in Tairawhiti.