Support and information for whānau, hapū, and iwi Māori

Karawhiua vaccine campaign

The best way to protect you, your whānau and your community from COVID-19 is to get vaccinated. Karawhiua provides trusted and up-to-date information on the vaccine for whānau and Māori communities.

Be a doer! Karawhiua (external link)

He kupu āwhina i ngā marae | Guidance for marae

At Red, there are restrictions on indoor gatherings at marae to help limit the spread of COVID-19, and protect the safety and wellbeing of whānau, hapū, and iwi. It is up to the leaders of the marae to decide whether to allow gatherings and whether gatherings are held inside or outside.

Advice for marae at Red

At Orange, gatherings at marae can go ahead. There are no restrictions on indoor or outdoor gatherings. Whānau, hapū and iwi may need to adapt their tikanga and kawa to meet public health guidelines.

Gatherings at Orange

He kupu āwhina i ngā marae | COVID-19 guidance for marae [PDF, 4.6 MB]

Wellbeing helplines and support

If you feel you are not coping, or you have concerns for others, it is important to talk with a Health professional. The following helplines are available for people needing help.

Check out free services and resources

Funding and support is available. Find more information from Te Puni Kōkiri.

Funding and support | (external link)

Karawhiua: Watch Ruthie's story

Karawhiua: Ruthie's story

Ruthie was 7 months hapū, with her baby Hope, when she contracted COVID-19 last year at a tangihanga. She shares her experience of being the first hapū māmā with COVID-19 in Aotearoa and her thoughts on the vaccine.

Ruthie’s story is part of the Te Puni Kōkiri-led Karawhiua campaign which encourages whānau, hapū, iwi and Māori communities to make an informed choice about getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

Watch Ruthie’s full story at Karawhiua (external link)

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