Auckland remains at Alert Level 4. The rest of Aotearoa is at Delta Alert Level 2 with extra limits. For the latest information, go to the COVID-19 website. To book a COVID-19 vaccine, go online to Book My Vaccine for an individual booking, or call 0800 28 29 26 to make a booking for you and your whānau. To find your nearest vaccination centre and information on the COVID-19 vaccine, go to the Karawhiua website.

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Welcome to the Government's Māori Communications Response

This is a one-stop portal for all the information you need about COVID-19 and the vaccine rollout. If you need support you can find it here.  Also you will see some of what our iwi, Māori organisations and marae are doing in the cities and around the motu. We will try and direct you to the most relevant information available for Māori, such as where you can get Whānau Ora support, help for your business, and contacting your local food bank.  

We will provide links to other agencies and organisations’ websites and signpost to other trusted information so you know where you can access the services and support you and your whānau need. Kia kaha everyone.

Minister for Māori Development Willie Jackson

What you need to know today:  16 Mahuru 2021

COVID-19 statistics and facts, as at 2pm, 15 Mahuru 2021

  • There are 13 new cases of COVID-19 today in the community in Tāmaki Makaurau. This is a serious outbreak so keep safe whānau and get tested if you have flu symptoms or have been near a location of interest.
  • The total cases associated with this outbreak is 996.
  • There are 19 cases in hospital in Tāmaki Makaurau, four are in intensive care.
  • Vaccinations are open to all whānau 12 years and over, and they’re free.  Encourage your whānau and rangatahi to get vaccinated.  
  • 278,614 of Māori have had one vaccination and 133,830 are fully vaccinated. Be a doer and protect your whānau! Visit the Karawhiua website. 

Photo credit: Stephen Parker

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