Christmas and New Year Opening Hours for Health Services

Three Rivers Medical 

Monday to Friday Usual hours 9am to 8pm
Stat holidays and weekends 9am-1pm then 2pm-6pm except on Christmas day which is 9am-12pm.

Three Rivers will continue to provide medical services for those enrolled as per usual. Three Rivers will also provide medical services for casuals visiting Gisborne over the New Year period but will not accept "walk-ins". Please call ahead for an appointment. Any casual patients wanting to be seen MUST phone first on 06 8677 411.


City Medical Gisborne 

Operating as normal 


De Lautour Medical 

No pre-appoints will be available on the following days however, people can call on the day of the make an appointment that day if required This applies from the 28 - 30 pf December as well as the 4- 6th of January. 


The Doctors at Te Whare Hapara

Friday 23rd December - Closing at 12noon then Re-open Wed 28th 8am.
Friday 30th December - Closing 1pm then Re-open for business as usual Wednesday 4th Jan 2023.

Waikohu Health Centre

Open from 8am - 1pm on the following days:

Friday 23 December, Thursday 29 December, Friday 30 December

Thursday 5 January & Friday 6 January 


Kowhai House - 295 Palmerston Road 

Covid-19 Community vaccination clinic and RATs collection Centre

Monday 19th to Friday 23rd December 2022: 8.30am to 4.30pm
Saturday 24th to Tuesday 27th December 2022: CLOSED
Wednesday 28th to Friday 30th December 2022: 10am to 2pm
Saturday 31st Dec to Tuesday 3rd January 2023: CLOSED
Wednesday 4th to Friday 6th January 2023: 8.30am to 4.30pm
Saturday 7th to Sunday 8th January 2023: CLOSED
Monday 9th to Friday 13th January 2023: 8.30am to 4.30pm


Takatu Hub

If you have tested positive for Covid-19 please call 0800 TAKATU for wrap-around support including clinical health checks, kai and hygiene support and isolation advice. 

Please note that a skeleton Takatu Hub lead and tracers team will cover weekdays between 26 Dec 2022 to 9 Jan 2023 to ensure uninterrupted service from our COVID Community Response over this period.






Bramwells Pharmacy

867 1291

Dec 25, Jan 1

Gordon's Pharmacy

867 1274

Dec 25,26,27 Jan 1,2

Horouta Pharmacy

868 3700

Dec 25,26.27 Jan 1,2,3

Kaiti Mall Pharmacy

867 7100

Dec 25,26.27 Jan 1,2,3

Pharmacy 53

867 3038


Pharmacy Three Rivers

868 9510


Sean Shivnan

867 4672

Dec 25,26.27 Jan 1,2,3


Other Services

The ACC office Gisborne will be closed to the public between Christmas and New Year’s BUT staff are working, so they can take calls during business hours (not weekends or public holidays).

Alzheimers Gisborne Tāirawhiti - Closes 21 December and reopens 09 January. The Sherwood Club opens 11 January.

Barnardos  - Closes 23 December and opens 4 January 2023.

Brain Injury Association Gisborne - Closes 19 December and reopens 16 January. 

Cancer Society East Coast - Closes 23rd December and reopens on Monday 9th January.

Citizens Advice bureau - Closes 22 December reopens 09 January.

Deaf Aotearoa - Closes 23rd December and reopens on Monday the 9th January.

Electoral Commission - closing 22 December and back on the 16th January 2023.

The Gisborne District Court will be closed from 5pm Friday 23 December 2022 until Wednesday 4 January 2023. Duty Judges and staff will still be available from 28 December – 30 December for urgent matters.

Gisborne Volunteer Centre - Closing 16th December and reopening on 16th January.

HB Williams memorial library - Closed Sundays and public holidays only.

Heart foundation - Closes 22nd December reopens 23rd January.

Hospice Tairāwhiti - closed public holidays only

Life Unlimited (Your way/kia Roha) - Closed 23rd December reopens 09 January. 

MSD - Open as normal but closed weekends and stat holidays.

Moni Ora - Closes 21 December and reopens on Monday 9 January.

Multiple Sclerosis Society - Closes 22nd December and reopens on Monday 9th January.

Ngti Porou Oranga - previously Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou. Closed 26 December - 9 January. 

Ngāti Porou Population Health - Closed 23 December reopens 9 January however in call staff are operating.  

To access ring the hospital switchboard and ask for Health Protection Officer.

PICT Gisborne closes on Friday 23 December and reopens Monday 16 January.

Salvation Army closes 23rd December and reopens 09 January.

Stroke Tairawhiti - Closes 19th December and reopens 16 January.

Sunshine Service - We will close on 22nd December and resume on 9th January

SuperGrans - Open every day except weekends and public holidays.  Foodbank open 10.30am to 1pm.

Tairawhiti Community Law Centre: Gisborne and Wairoa Offices will close Wednesday 21 December and  reopen on Monday 9 January.

Tairawhiti community voice - Closes 19 December and reopens 16 January.

Tairawhiti REAP  - Closes December 21 and reopens January 9.

Tauawhi Youth Team - Closed from 23 December and reopens on 9 January.

TCV - closed on the 16 of December, reopen for referrals 16 January. Open to the public 1 February.

Te Aitanga a Hauiti Hauora - Closes 20 December and reopens 9 January. Two days of Wananga 9th & 10th Jan, normal programmes commence 11th Jan 2023.

Te Hapara Family Services – Closed from December 22 and reopening January 16.

Te Kupenga NET Trust / Te Waharoa - Closed on the statutory days only.

Te Pa Harakeke: - Closes 19 December 2022 and reopens 9 January.


Turanga Health will not be processing referrals received between 12th December 2022 and 8th January 2023 inclusive, except for referrals that are of an urgent nature & fall within our contacted services, ie: community nursing, palliative cares, and post discharge cares.

All other referrals received by Turanga Health during this period will be reviewed and responded to after the 9th January 2023.  Please forward all other enquiries during the normal working days of the Christmas Period to the main office of Turanga Health

Whangaia Ngā Pā Harakeke will be business as usual throughout the Christmas and New Years

Victim Support 24/7, 365 a year toll free 0800 843 846



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