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

These guidelines were developed to clarify public health measures and support marae to make their own decisions for the safety and wellbeing of their whānau, hapū, and iwi.

We acknowledge that many iwi have already put together COVID-19 response plans for their hapū and marae. Marae should contact their tribal authority in the first instance if they have further questions.

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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