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.

  • Local rangatahi are doing it “for the whānau”

    • Date: 04 October 2021

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern praised local rangatahi for getting vaccinated and “looking after their whānau”, during her visit to a vaccine clinic at Wainuiomata marae today (Oct 1).

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  • The marae responding to food insecurity in Tāmaki Makaurau

    • Date: 23 September 2021

    Papatūānuku Kōkiri Marae, located in Māngere, has been on the frontline of food insecurity in south Auckland for almost 30 years.

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  • Local faces in local places support Māori vaccine campaigns

    • Date: 21 September 2021

    Thanks to a generous koha from Māori-owned company Go Media, Karawhiua has created a beautiful gallery of digital billboards which encourage whānau and Māori communities around the country to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

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  • COVID-19: Taking the vax to the people in Hauraki

    • Date: 21 September 2021

    When the Delta outbreak hit Aotearoa, Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki knew the way to get their whānau and iwi tested and vaccinated was to take the clinics to them.

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  • Getting vaccinated with a mate on campus at the University of Waikato

    • Date: 21 September 2021

    Rangatahi took advantage of a vaccination event at the University of Waikato last week and were encouraged to bring their mates along.

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  • Whānau resilience to COVID-19 increased in Kaiaua

    • Date: 21 September 2021

    When the second Aotearoa-wide lockdown was announced, the Wharekawa Marae Reservation Trust in Whakatiwai, Kaiaua (near the Coromandel) was able to better respond swiftly to the needs of their whānau and community.

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  • Waka Kōkiri mobilised in Te Arawa vaccination effort

    • Date: 15 September 2021

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

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  • 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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  • 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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