He mōhiohio KOWHEORI-19 mō te Māori

This page has updated information on the COVID-19 immunisation programme.

COVID-19 update

All of Aotearoa is at Alert Level 1.

Find out what we need to keep doing to stay safe on www.covid19.govt.nz

See this updated information for whānau, hapū and iwi Māori.

See the Work and Income website for information about support for businesses, and for people who’ve lost their jobs or had a reduced income.


Aotearoa is rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine in stages to everyone aged 16 and over this year.

You can find out when you can get the vaccine online.

A dedicated website called Karawhiua.nz has a wealth of information about the Covid-19 vaccine for whānau and Māori communities.

If you’re a Māori health provider, iwi or Māori organisation you may also want to use the Karawhiua brand or resources to support your own communications.

Find out how on the Karawhiua.nz website.

Tiakina tō hauora – Looking after your health 

See the updated info on the COVID-19 website: Information for whānau, hapū and iwi Māori

Living at Alert Level 1

  • Whānau can go to work and school if they aren’t māuiui.
  • Kura, kōhanga and puna reo are open for our tamariki.
  • There are no restrictions on hui and gatherings.
  • Face coverings must be worn on buses, trains and domestic flights.

Information for Māori organisations

He kupu āwhina i ngā marae | Guidance for marae

This updated guidance is designed to tautoko whānau, hapū and iwi in managing the COVID-19 safety of manuhiri and tangata whenua at the marae.

This can help whether your role at the marae is front of the house (te amorangi ki mua) or at the back (te hāpai ō ki muri).

See the guidance on the COVID19 website, or you can download a handbook here.

QR code posters

All workplaces and businesses, including social service providers, must display a NZ COVID-19 Tracer QR code poster. This will help with the contact tracing of people who enter your premises. All events are also required to display a QR code.

The COVID-19 website has instructions on how to get a QR code poster.

Legislation updates

The Government has passed legislation to support Māori governance entities to operate through COVID-19. See this page on our website: COVID-19 Response Requirements for Entities – Modifications and Exemptions) Act. The provisions can be applied by entities up to 31 March 2021.


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