Marae, hapū and iwi are central to supporting whānau Māori.
It’s important that marae, hapū and iwi have access to consistent information about how to manage COVID-19, particularly with regards to tikanga, hui and tangihanga.

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The information provided by Te Rōpū Whakakaupapa Urutā has been developed by leading Maori medical health experts including Primary Care Specialists, Public Health Experts, Public Health Physicians, Māori Nurses, iwi leaders.

How we can support marae, hapū and iwi

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Te Rōpū Whakakaupapa Urutā seeks to support marae, hapū and iwi by:

  • Providing clear, evidence-based, information for Māori communities. We prepare these in response to issues raised internally and through our networks. Often this is also done at the request of iwi who have identified gaps in what is already available for whānau.


  • Support members of our rōpū to provide Māori health advice and expertise to a small number of the Government’s pandemic technical advisory groups.


  • Advocating for Government action (within the pandemic response),  that is centred on equity and the principles of Mana motuhake, Mana taurite and Mana whakaora.


To seek health-specific advice and guidance, or to raise health-specific concerns, please email