Yesterday (Monday 11th May 2020), the Prime Minister announced that the country would transition from Pandemic Alert Level 3 to Alert Level 2 in three stages and with strict controls and protocols in place.
30/03/2020: COVID-19 PANDEMIC RESPONSE - PDATE FROM MAORI HEALTH DIRECTORATE - AMENDED TANGIHANGA GUIDELINES, PPE FOR ESSENTIAL WORKERS, FLU VACCINES
Tēnā anō tātou katoa,
Pērā rawa i te awa e haehae nei i te whenua ko te hekenga o roimata e haehae nei i te ngākau marū mō rātou kua riro ki te pō. Nei au ka kī atu ki a rātou, hoatu koutou ki te Pūtahitanga o Rēhua, ki te whare whakamoe ariki, ki reira koutou moe ai, okioki e. Ko rātou ki a rātou, ko tātou ki a tātou.
UPDATE - TUESDAY 31 MARCH 2020: This link just received from our whanaunga Keith Anderson living in Australia
30/03/2020: COVID-19 PANDEMIC RESPONSE - 0800 NUMBER FOR NGATI KAHU LIVING ANYWHERE IN NEW ZEALAND SEEKING SUPPORT DURING THE LOCKDOWN
(RELEASED MONDAY 30 MARCH 2020)
Tēnā hoki koutou,
This is the freefone number for any Ngāti Kahu whānau living anywhere in Aotearoa New Zealand who are seeking support during the COVID-19 rāhui (lockdown).
Q: WHAT DOES THAT SUPPORT COVER?
A: Depending on where you live, support could be:
1. Needs assessment and delivery of essential supplies or vouchers by our essential workers in Auckland, Whangarei or Te Hiku.
2. Needs assessment and referral to another agency in another region.
27/03/2020: COVID-19 PANDEMIC RESPONSE - PREPARING TO DELIVER ESSENTIAL SUPPLIES TO OUR MOST VULNERABLE
(Warning - this is a long post but an important one, so please stick with it.)
Tēnā hoki koutou,
Over the past fortnight we have focused on helping our whānau, hapū and marae to plan and put in place (or adapt) tikanga, and gather resources, in response to COVID-19 and in preparation for this unprecedented and nationwide rāhui - aka lockdown.
As all iwi members focus on protecting nd responding to the needs of their people during the COVID-19 pandemic, the May 2020 NICF hui has been cancelled. The host letter notifying the cancellation can be read on the link below.
KO TE AMORANGI KI MUA - KO TE HAPAI O KI MURI
Tena koutou. From tomorrow (Wednesday 18th March 2020) the following tikanga for visitors will be in place at the offices of Te Runanga-a-Iwi o Ngati Kahu:
1. KAORE HE TOMOHANGA TUWHERA: Until now, entry has been freely available into our offices through several external doors. From tomorrow, entry will be through the front door only and movement around the complex will be limited to the reception area, conference room and disability toilet. Our reception is unmanned, but you will be able to ring the handbell for attention.
Due to the COVID19 pandemic and PAMU protocols, the operational hui set between PAMU and Te Runanga-a-Iwi o Ngati Kahu for Friday 26th May has been postponed until further notice. We tautoko this decision and will worki with PAMU to explore the option of holding an online meeting in late April. Nga mihi. Na,