December 06, 2021
Mitimiti vaxxed and ready to welcome summer
While some far north communities have put up ‘the don’t come’ signs, Mitimiti is telling whānau the doors are open.
Andrew Kendall, who works for a hapū-owned forestry business, says more than 93 per cent of the over-12s are double-vaccinated, and there have been community discussions about what they would do if COVID comes to their wild west coast hamlet.
The permanent population is about 150, and those who come for the summer are mostly whānau who have their own homes there.
“We’re off the beaten track a bit, we’re down the end of a dusty road. A lot of Taitokerau is like that, so there are a lot of cool places to go to. Most of the year we are living in our own bubble anyway, but yeah, we’re down the end of a dusty road,” Mr Kendall says.