COVID-19 ADVICE FOR IWI
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.
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
New Zealand's COVID-19 Protection Framework (Traffic Lights) has ended
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Relationships with other groups:
Since our establishment, a primary focus for Te Rōpū Whakakaupapa Urutā has been to connect with and form relationships with key external groups to influence and lead relevant and effective health responses to COVID-19 for Māori communities.
Through these relationships, we have been instrumental in raising and addressing a wide range of issues and concerns that impact on whānau, hapū and iwi.
We have developed relationships with the following groups:
Iwi Chairs Forum
Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira
Te Rūnanga o Ngai Tahu
PHO and Māori Health Providers
Ora Toa PHO
Raukura Hauora Tainui
Ngāti Porou Hauora
National Health Coalition
Te Tumu Whakarae (Māori General Managers, all DHBs)
Te Ora Māori Doctors Association
Hei Āhuru Mowai Māori Cancer Leadership Aotearoa
The Royal College of General Practitioners
The New Zealand Funeral Directors Association
The University of Auckland Health Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
The University of Otago Health Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.
To influence their decision making, we also seek to form working relationships, while also maintaining our own
tino rangatiratanga, with the following Government agencies:
The Ministry of Health
The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
The Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment
Te Puni Kōkiri
The New Zealand Police