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Tangihanga Guidelines

Advice and guidance on tangihanga 
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The loss of a loved one is a stressful time for all whānau.
Losing a loved one while COVID-19 is present in Aotearoa will bring additional stress.

Here's some helpful information about tangihanga for whānau, hapū and iwi, no matter where you live. 

The Traffic light framework is now in place in Aotearoa.

The Ministry of Health has implemented strict restrictions on tangihanga in traffic light Red and traffic light Orange due to increased  increased concerns over the Delta variant. 

During the COVID-19 outbreak in Aotearoa in March 2020, Te Rōpū Whakakaupapa Urutā advocated for tangihanga restrictions to be adjusted to enable whānau Māori to hold tangihanga within strong guidelines and support from funeral directors. 

As the Delta variant is a significantly more contagious and transmissible disease, Te Rōpū Whakakaupapa Urutā accepts the Ministry of Health's current restrictions. 

Framework setting Red Tangihanga restrictions are available here

Framework setting Orange Tangihanga restrictions are available here

Framework setting Green Tangihanga restrictions are available here

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