Tā te Māori whakautu, whakaoranga hoki

Te Puni Kōkiri is proud to support hapū, iwi, Māori providers and organisations, and to work across government to support a community-led response and recovery from COVID-19.

Read about the critical work Māori are doing on the ground to ensure their people remain healthy, strong and resilient.

  • COVID-19: Drive-thru clinic sees hundreds of whānau vaccinated in Gisborne

    • Date: 13 September 2021

    As Tāmaki Makaurau continues to stay safe at home and the rest of the country moves to COVID-19 Alert Level 2, the vaccination mahi continues in Tūranga-nui-a-kiwa.

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  • Waka Kōkiri mobilised in Te Arawa vaccination effort

    • Date: 10 September 2021

    A drive-through vaccination clinic established in Rotorua last week is set to be a permanent fixture until December, with the iwi determined to get whānau protected against COVID-19.

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  • Find the best vaccine centre for you with new mapping tool

    • Date: 03 September 2021

    A new digital tool to support Māori communities get vaccinated against COVID-19 is now available as part of the “Be a doer! Karawhiua” campaign. Whānau can find the most suitable COVID-19 vaccine centre in their area.

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  • Te Tairāwhiti whānau pull together to keep COVID-19 out

    • Date: 03 September 2021

    A predominantly Māori community on the East Coast hopes to inspire others to get vaccinated against COVID-19 with their story of achieving community immunity.

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  • Empowering taitamariki to make informed decisions about vaccine

    • Date: 03 September 2021

    Māori-led youth organisation, Mā Te Huruhuru Charitable Trust has been empowering and educating rangatahi in Tāmaki Makaurau to make informed decisions about the COVID-19 vaccine.

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  • Papakāinga benefits amplified in COVID-19 lockdown

    • Date: 03 September 2021

    Tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac in Waipatu Hawkes Bay, the Apatu-Wilson whānau are happy and safe spending lockdown in their whare that lies within their whānau papakāinga.

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  • Wāhine Māori businesses build digital footprint to survive and thrive

    • Date: 28 October 2020

    Māori women in business are getting a helping hand to grow their online presence so they can strengthen their business resilience through the pandemic uncertainty.

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  • New app aims to revolutionise seasonal work

    • Date: 22 July 2020

    Māori tech business Jobloads pivoted its original business during lockdown and has just developed a digital solution that connects pre-verified workers with horticulture industry jobs.

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  • ‘No whānau go hungry’ mandate driving new South Island service

    • Date: 15 July 2020

    A new Māori organisation called Te Pātaka Inc is being established to continue providing kai and firewood to assist whānau experiencing hardship from COVID-19 in Te Tau Ihu (top of the South Island).

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  • Budding Ngāti Toa entrepreneurs get ‘world class’ training

    • Date: 18 June 2020

    One Māori business is being mentored by two global investors and another is developing a prototype to patent after a successful Ngāti Toa entrepreneurs wānanga that left 25 iwi attendees buzzing.

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  • Resilient rangatahi move inspiration online

    • Date: 17 June 2020

    Kauwhau Whakaohooho is an interpretation of inspirational Ted Talks and is a four-part webinar series created by Te Waiora, a rōpū Māori at the University of Waikato. The online series is designed by rangatahi for rangatahi, to bring them together in a safe online space to have online conversations with the hope to inspire and act.

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  • Building lives through Māori cadetships

    • Date: 17 June 2020

    Building business owner, Jarrod Tua (Ngā Puhi), didn’t waste time when he had to down tools during the COVID-19 lockdown. He swapped his hammer for a computer and successfully applied for Te Puni Kōkiri funding to support four new cadets.

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  • Te Arawa Level 2 marae packs ready to go

    • Date: 03 June 2020

    When New Zealand moved to Alert Level 2, Te Arawa were quick off the mark to prepare their marae for the loosening of restrictions – while keeping everyone safe.

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  • Online Māori mall for Te Tai Hauāuru goes live

    • Date: 27 May 2020

    Hokohoko, a new online Māori mall has been launched to provide hundreds of Māori businesses across Te Tai Hauāuru the opportunity to sell their products and services on the one-stop-shop website. 

     

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  • Rangatahi helps kaumātua bridge digital divide

    • Date: 25 May 2020

    On the northern side of the Otago Peninsula, near Ōtākou Marae lives Tia Taiaroa, a recent university graduate who has been supporting kaumātua to take their first steps into the digital world during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Delivering for whānau Māori despite dialysis

    • Date: 22 May 2020

    Helping your people through an emergency takes a combined effort, especially as you come out of the immediate response and into the long-haul of recovery.

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  • Taiohi realities in Te Tai Tokerau during COVID-19

    • Date: 21 May 2020

    While some taiohi Māori in Te Tai Tokerau embraced the COVID-19 lockdown as a time to just breath and take a break from the ‘rat race’, many other taiohi were in struggle mode.

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  • Mā tōu rou, mā taku rourou ka ora te iwi

    • Date: 21 May 2020

    With your food basket and my food basket the people will thrive.

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  • Kua hora te wairua mākohakoha ki Papakura

    • Date: 21 May 2020

    A spirit of generosity spreads across Papakura.

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  • Ngāti Kahungunu builds on initial response to COVID-19

    • Date: 21 May 2020

    The coronavirus which is causing havoc around the world has brought out some amazing examples of co-operation, not least of all here in Ikaroa-Rāwhiti.

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  • Living in Papakāinga benefits whānau during COVID-19

    • Date: 12 May 2020

    After the experience of the last few months, Hinewai Ormsby is more convinced than ever of the holistic benefits to Māori of living on their whenua and being closely connected to whānau

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  • Being whānau in a changing world

    • Date: 08 May 2020

    When the Turner whānau (Waikato, Ngāti Aamaru) moved into their papakāinga in 2017 they didn’t imagine it would become their sanctuary and lifeline during a pandemic.

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  • Continued vigilance to keep kaumātua safe as alert levels drop

    • Date: 07 May 2020

    Hamilton’s Rauawawa Kaumātua Charitable Trust (Rauawaawa) will continue their new ‘Covid world’ way of supporting kaumatua until Alert Level 1 because of how vulnerable elderly are to the virus and some are anxious about leaving their bubble too early.

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  • Moving forward together

    • Date: 30 April 2020

    Te Kahu o Taonui, Te Tai Tokerau Iwi Collective, has played a vital role in supporting local whānau and communities during the COVID-19 crisis. Its ongoing influence will be critical as Northland enters the recovery phase.

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  • Whānau and rangatahi in Ōtautahi show their strength

    • Date: 30 April 2020

    From helping a whānau to plan their mother’s tangi, to advocating for a solo Dad raising his teens, Te Ora Hou kaimahi are doing whatever it takes to make sure rangatahi and their whānau emerge from the COVID-19 crisis safe, well and supported.

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