We acknowledge those who have died from COVID-19 and pay our respects to whānau who have lost loved ones. Our focus has been to serve whānau, hapu and iwi throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last updated: Monday, 14 August 2023 | Rāhina, 14 Hereturikōkā, 2023
Te Puni Kōkiri advice and policy
Effective delivery to Māori requires interventions that are whānau-centred, locally led and nationally enable.
COVID-19 response timeline
Te Puni Kōkiri initiated early planning and activated support for Māori throughout the pandemic.
Karawhiua was the Māori COVID-19 campaign for whānau, hapū, iwi, and Māori communities to help prevent the spread of the virus.
Māori Communities COVID-19 Fund
We responded to health inequities for Māori by establishing the Māori Communities COVID-19 Fund.
Data and Insights
Research highlights how infectious diseases amplify already entrenched inequities.
Community and whānau voices
Read about the various community initiatives to help keep our whānau safe.