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    Xmas and COVID-19...

    Updated Raapa 22 Hakihea (Wednesday 22 December)

    Tēnā koutou e te whānau,

    • Here in Te Tauihu we are at COVID Protection Framework - Orange and our offices have closed for the Christmas-New Year break.
    • We will keep this page updated and if you need help, please reach out.

    Our key messages to whānau...

    • Wear a mask when out and about
    • Wash your hands - heaps!
    • Scan in everywhere you go
    • Be prepared to show your My Vaccine Pass
    • Whakaritea mō te COVID-19 by preparing your whānau plan

    * Could you and another whānau group up and agree to support each other if the need to isolate arises? You could be prepared to drop off supplies, walk the dog or arrange alternate accommodation for example. We know our whānau are resourceful and even more so when working together... mahitahi!

    Our offices are closed until 10 January

    Our kaimahi are encouraged to enjoy a restful break with their whānau, but out of sight doesn’t mean out of mind, so if you need support that you think we're the best to give, you can contact us:

    We’ll be checking messages daily!

    Vaccination clinics and information

    Walk-in and weekend clinics are available in different locations around the motu.

    Find your closest clinic at

    For more vaccine information visit:

    Health and wellbeing resources

    We encourage you to reach out to whānau - make sure no-one is isolated. Use phone calls, video calls or messages to keep connections strong.

    If you have  good resources to share with whānau, email

    Te Whare Tapa Whā

    Te Whare Tapa Whā speaks to the four cornerstones of Māori health and wellbeing. We can use this model to help look after ourselves and those in our whānau.

    Te Whare Tapa Whā (

    More resources


    Family Support Directory -  a searchable database of agencies that provide support, advice and assistance.  

    In Te Tauihu? Visit Te Kotahi o Te Tauihu Trust on Facebook. Whānau can self-refer: Call 0800 514 358 or via website:

    Financial assistance

    Te Hiranga Tangata (Work and Income) - Wage subsidy, and help for individuals and whānau

    Te Tari Taake (IRD) - Resurgence Support Payment


    Papa Kāinga TV - for tamariki 5-15

    Health and Safety

    Advice from Mahi Haumaru Aotearoa (Worksafe), including working from home guidance.

    Worksafe Covid-19 Safety Planner

    You should also follow the Ministry of Health’s public health guidance on good hygiene and cleaning practices.

    You must 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.

    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.

    Vaccination information



    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

    The site is available in te reo Māori and English.

    Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Rārua

    Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Rārua

    15 Kinross Street, Blenheim, New Zealand, Phone: +64 (03) 5778468, E-mail:

    Xmas and COVID-19...