Here you will find information and resources for whānau Māori to reduce the risk of COVID19 for you and your whānau.
This information has been gathered and approved by our leading Māori health professionals.
COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways.
It’s caused by a type of virus called a coronavirus.
COVID-19 is a serious issue for our whānau Māori.
Tikanga is at the core of everything we do as Maōri. It encompasses our unique culture, values and beliefs.
Our kawa is like our set of guidelines and actions that we take to show our tikanga.
The wonderful thing about our kawa is that it is able to adapt and change to suit our needs and to keep us safe.
Aotearoa is now in Alert-Level 2.
Although we have more freedom during this time, some of the things we do will continue to be a bit different.
You can visit and spend time with your extended whānau and friends, and you can return to mahi if you want or need to.
It's ok not to hariru, hongi, awhi or kihi anyone who does not live with you.
The most important thing is that you, your whānau and all those you love and care about are kept safe and healthy.
Kia kaha, kia māia, kai manawanui.