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    💚 Book your COVID-19 vaccinations now 💚

    Updated 28 June

    Tēna koutou e te whānau,

    Barney Thomas leads by example, getting his Covid-19 vaccination recently. His reason was simple: “I wanted to feel safe for whānau, hapū and iwi,” he said.

    Now it is your turn - all kaumātua and those living with kaumātua are eligible for the vaccine now.

    Te Hauora o Ngāti Rārua Clinics

    Te Hauora o Ngāti Rārua are running COVID-19 vaccination clinics at the Marlborough Youth Trust, Corner Kinross and Redwood Streets in Blenheim.

    To register for a vaccination, whānau need to contact  Whaea Trish on (03) 577 8404. You can also email hauora@thonr.org.

    The next clinic will be held on Saturday 24 July.

    Other Te Tauihu Vaccine clinics

    To make a booking phone 0800 ORANGA (672 642).
    If you need help with transport, mention that when you call.

    DATE VENUE ADDRESS TIME
    Friday, 2 July   Whakatū Marae 99 Atawhai Drive, Whakatū (Nelson)    From 10:00am  
    Saturday, 3 July Whakatū Marae   99 Atawhai Drive, Whakatū (Nelson)    From 10:00am  
    Thursday, 8 July    Waikawa Marae   210 Waikawa Road, Picton   From 10:00am  
    Friday, 9 July Te Piki Oranga Motueka   Te Āwhina Marae, 133 Pah Street, Motueka From 10:00am  
    Saturday, 17 July Richmond Church of Christ   Cnr Croucher & Darcy Streets, Richmond   From 10:00am  
    Saturday, 24 July   Ūkaipō   1 Fell Street, Grovetown   From 10:00am  
    Thursday, 29 July   Waikawa Marae    210 Waikawa Road, Picton    From 10:00am  
    Friday, 30 July Te Piki Oranga Motueka   Te Āwhina Marae, 133 Pah Street, Motueka From 10:00am
    Saturday, 7 August   Richmond Church of Christ    Cnr Croucher & Darcy Streets, Richmond    From 10:00am  
    Thursday, 19 August  Waikawa Marae    210 Waikawa Road, Picton From 10:00am
    Friday, 20 August Te Piki Oranga Motueka   Te Āwhina Marae, 133 Pah Street, Motueka From 10:00am
    Sunday, 22 August   Ūkaipō   1 Fell Street, Grovetown   From 10:00am  
    Saturday, 28 August   Richmond Church of Christ   Cnr Croucher & Darcy Streets, Richmond   From 10:00am  
    Thursday, 9 September   Waikawa Marae    210 Waikawa Road, Picton From 10:00am
    Friday, 10 September   Te Piki Oranga Motueka   Te Āwhina Marae, 133 Pah Street, Motueka From 10:00am
    Saturday, 11 September   Ūkaipō   1 Fell Street, Grovetown   From 10:00am  
    Saturday, 18 September   Richmond Church of Christ   Cnr Croucher & Darcy Streets, Richmond   From 10:00am  
    Thursday 30 September Waikawa Marae    210 Waikawa Road, Picton    From 10:00am
    Friday, 1 October Te Piki Oranga Motueka   Te Āwhina Marae, 133 Pah Street, Motueka From 10:00am
    Saturday, 9 October   Ūkaipō   1 Fell Street, Grovetown   From 10:00am  
    Thursday, 21 October Waikawa Marae    210 Waikawa Road, Picton    From 10:00am  
    Friday, 22 October Te Piki Oranga Motueka   Te Āwhina Marae, 133 Pah Street, Motueka From 10:00am
    Saturday, 6 November   Ūkaipō   1 Fell Street, Grovetown   From 10:00am  
    Saturday, 27 November   Ūkaipō   1 Fell Street, Grovetown   From 10:00am  

    Want more information?

    Te Kotahi o Te Tauihu Trust will be sending out regular panui to keep whānau informed about activities and vaccination clinics being held across Te Tauihu.

    Te Piki Oranga will run a number of education sessions for whānau who need more information before deciding if they want the COVID vaccine. The education sessions will be posted soon and we will also pop them on Facebook so you can share with whānau.

    View Te Piki Oranga events on facebook

    For more information visit: www.nmdhb.govt.nz/vaccine

    Visit Karawhiua.nz

    So you can make an informed choice about the COVID-19 vaccine, a special website has been created. Whānau from around the motu share their experiences, opinions and questions about COVID-19 and the vaccine on https://karawhiua.nz/.

    The site is available in te reo Māori and English.

    Learn more about Tāwharautia on facebook

    Alternatively, check out Tāwharautia


    Ka tāwharautia e au taku whakapapa me taku whānau i taku tāwharau i au anō.

    If I protect myself - I protect my whakapapa and whānau

    Te Pūtahitanga o te Waipounamu have also begun a campaign that aims to protect our whakapapa in the context of the vaccination.

    The campaign is called Tāwharautia.
    It's a Mātauranga Māori narrative of Covid-19 and the vaccination rollout so that the focus is on the holistic wellbeing of whānau. The concept of Tāwharautia was kindly gifted to us by Dr Rangi Matamua, and this concept underpins our entire vaccination campaign.

    Tawharautia is a traditional concept of spiritual care and community protection delivered by tohunga and elders. Tohunga traditionally led karakia and rites of passage for children from birth and throughout their development. Faith in such leadership is part of what held the spiritual wellness of the whānau and community.

    Tāwharautia seeks to expand this concept by providing a range of viewpoints in relation to the care of our respective whānau during this global pandemic and Covid-19.

    Tāwharautia is a concentrated 8-week campaign running from Mon 3 May 2021 through to Sun 4 July 2021. The campaign is managed by the Creative Nātives network, supported by Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu.

    This is a grassroots kaupapa that aims to provide relevant, evidence-based information and resources for whānau during the COVID-19 rāhui and beyond.

    We are still at Level 1: Keep track of where you have been

    The Ministry of Health tracing app is called NZ COVID Tracer. It is available on both the Google Play and Apple online stores.

    Visit the NZ COVID Tracer webpage.

    Visit covid19.govt.nz for the latest information

    Please remain vigilant with social distancing and hygiene, stay home if you are sick, and use the NZ COVID19 Tracer app to scan in to places you visit.

    Contact us

    We are here for you and ready to assist.
    0800 642 847
    admin@ngatirarua.iwi.nz

    Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Rārua

    Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Rārua

    15 Kinross Street, Blenheim, New Zealand, Phone: +64 (03) 5778468, E-mail: korero@ngatirarua.co.nz

    💚 Book your COVID-19 vaccinations now 💚