Support and information for whānau, hapū and iwi Māori

Staying safe with COVID-19 changes

Most COVID-19 rules have ended, but we can choose how to keep whānau and others safe. One example is wearing a face mask around our kaumātua, māuiui and immunocompromised whānau.

You must still:

  • isolate for 7 days if you have COVID-19
  • wear a face mask in healthcare places, such as hospitals or aged care centres.

For information and advice for your whānau, see this Karawhiua factsheet in te reo Māori or English:

Te noho haumaru i nga tikanga hou o te KOWHEORI-19 [PDF, 255 KB]

Staying safe with COVID-19 changes [PDF, 776 KB]


Karawhiua is a by Māori, for Māori campaign to support whānau to respond to COVID-19.

For trusted and up-to-date information about COVID-19, see the Karawhiua website:

Karawhiua (external link)

He kupu āwhina i ngā marae | Guidance for marae

Your marae can choose to put their own tikanga in place to keep whānau safe.

For example, marae and other social places such as churches may choose to ask people to wear a face mask.

Wellbeing helplines and support

It is normal to feel anxious or stressed in times of difficulty. Learn how to stay mentally healthy and where to get help if you are not coping or have concerns for others.

Free wellbeing services and resources

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

Funding and support | Te Puni Kōkiri (external link)

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