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7 Apr 2020

2 April 2020

Tairawhiti Iwi COVID-19 Response

Care Packages not Scare Packages

Tena tatou Ngati Porou

Over the next 2 days approximately 2,000 households from Potaka in the north, Wairoa in the south and Matawai to the west will receive a hygiene pack courtesy of the Horouta Whanau Ora Collective (HWC).

On Tuesday a huge truck, containing 30 pellets of hygiene goods arrived at Te Tini o Porou in Turanga from Te Pou Matakana (North Island Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency), for distribution to pakeke and whanau in need.

 

The HWC is the Tairawhiti Whanau Ora Collective and includes Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou, Te Runanga o Turanganui a Kiwa, Te Whare Maire o Tapuwae, Turanga Health, Ngati Porou Hauora and Kaiti School.

Yesterday the first load of care packages left Turanga destined for the coast with drop offs to eight  community hubs across the rohe including  Whangara/ Uawa, Te Akau o Tokomaru, Ruatoria, Te Riu o Waiapu, Matakaoa and Potaka/ Wharekahika.

A big mihi to all our community volunteers, kaimahi, health workers and Turanga whanaunga for coming together in a united response to providing essential care for our Tairawhiti  whanau in need.


Additional Support from Tairawhiti Iwi COVID-19 Response Team

Emergency Grants

The Tairawhiti Iwi COVID-19 Response Team has made grants of $2,000. to 13 hapu/communities across our rohe from Wharerata to Matawa, Turanga and Potaka to the North.

The $2,000 Immediate Help- grants have been paid to a whanau/hapu/Marae & iwi trusts identified by the 13 communities and will be distributed as cash, credit or purchase orders to our target groups.

Whanau living in Tairawhiti mai Potikirua ki Turanga.

  • Are you pakeke 70+?
  • Do you suffer from chronic health issues.?
  • Is your whanau struggling and just need a bit of help or advice?
  • Call us 0800 NPOROU or 0800 833502, 8am-4pm, 7 days a week.

Our target groups are Pakeke, people with chronic health conditions and High-Risk whanau. These grants are for immediate help with the purchase of kai, essential goods, medication and phone top-ups


Our essential kaimahi and volunteers are easy to recognise


Roll-out of other support

Over the next few weeks or so, the Tairawhiti Iwi COVID-19 Response Team will be rolling out additional support including;

  • Health – Flu Jabs, health & safety practices for individuals, households and Marae
  • Help- Kai and emergency supplies
  • Heating- firewood and blankets
  • Harm-free support- Counselling

SUPPORT SERVICES CONTACT LIST

Te Runananui o Ngati Porou 0800 NPOROU or 0800 833502
Rongowhakaata Iwi Trust

0800 RONGOW or 06 8628086

https://www.rongowhakaata.iwi.nz/

Ngai Tamanuhiri  06 8633560
Te Runanga o Turanganui a Kiwa

(06) 867 8109

http://www.trotak.iwi.nz/

Ngati Porou Hauora

Head Office - (06) 864 6803

https://www.nph.org.nz/

Turanga Health

06 869 0457

http://www.turangahealth.co.nz/

Government Healthline

Call Healthline if you suspect you have COVID-19 symptoms: 0800 358 5453

https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus

COVID-19 Helpline

For any other COVID-19 related queries, contact the government helpline: 0800 779 997

https://covid19.govt.nz/

Mā te wāhi ngaro koutou e tiaki, e manaaki i tēnei wā.