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This page is dedicated to sharing relevant and up to date information about COVID-19.  Kia mataara whanau! 



Still not sure about getting vaccinated?

For more information about getting vaccinated click here

Uawa Community Q&A Covid Vaccination Hui

Wednesday 19th May 2021, 5.30pm
Tolaga Bay Fire Station

If you have any patai about the Covid Vaccination, Kevin Pewhairangi (Pharmicist - Horouta Pharmacy) and Dr Osman Mansoor (Medical Officer of Health, Public Health - Hauora Tairawhiti) will be in your community to have korero with you!

Whaia Te Maramatanga.  Got patai about COVID and vaccinations?  Mauria mai ki Hinemaurea ki Wharekahika.
Sunday 23 May
4pm pohiri
We will have experts on Maori health and vaccinations available to talk through the issues with us all.
Supported by Te Aroha Kanarahi Trust

15 April 2021 - Korero

Tairawhiti COVID-19 Vaccination Roll out - The message from Hon. Peeni Henare is simple, “the vaccine is free and there is enough for everyone in Aotearoa”.



19 April 2021 - Korero 

NPH Rural Health Nurse, Gina Chaffey-Aupouri was one of around 100 Ngati Porou Hauora front line staff to receive their first of two COVID-19 jabs.




E te iwi, wondering what roopu you fit in?

  • Keep informed - there is a lot of misinformation out there about the vaccine, so make sure to get trustworthy advice.
  • You may have had whanau that have already been vaccinated. Ask them about their experience.
  • Remember you're not done at one! You need 2 jabs
  • Vaccine is free and is being targeted for people 16 years and up only













From 11:59pm tonight, Auckland moves to Alert Level 3 and the rest of New Zealand moves to Alert Level 2. The measures will remain in place for three days until midnight Wednesday.

They will be reviewed on a 24-hour basis and we will provide regular updates.

For the full statement click here  


15 May 2020 - Toitu Tairawhiti Panui

8 May 2020 - Toitu Tairawhiti Panui

7 May 2020 - Toitu Tairawhiti Panui

6 May 2020 - Toitu Tairawhiti Panui

4 May 2020 - Toitu Tairawhiti Panui

29 April 2020 - Toitu Tairawhiti, Panui

21 April 2020 - Toitu Tairawhiti, Panui

14 April 2020 - Toitu Tairawhiti Press Release

9 April 2020 - Tairawhiti Iwi COVID-19 Response - Easter Panui

3 April 2020 - Ngati Porou Kura Making Face Shields and Hand Sanitisers for Health Workers

2 April 2020 - Tairawhiti Iwi Response Panui #1

27 March 2020 - Listen to Chairman Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou Selwyn Parata. One confirmed case of covid19 in Te Tairawhiti.

27 March 2020 - Important Panui #3 MEDIA STATEMENT TRONPnui CHAIR  click to view

25 March 2020 - Tairawhiti Iwi-led COVID-19 Response Plan

25 March 2020 - Important Panui #2 - Click link to view updated Panui

24 March 2020 - Important Panui #1 - Click link to view updated Panui

23 April 2020 - ANZAC Message from TRONPnui Chair, Selwyn Parata



8 April 2020 -  Easter Message from TRONPnui Chair, Selwyn Parata




25 March 2020 - Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou Level 4 Containment Measures for COVID-19


22 March 2020 - Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou Response to COVID-19

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a new virus that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a type of coronavirus. There are simple steps you can take to protect you, your family and whānau. 

What are the symptoms? 

The symptoms of COVID-19 are: 

  • a fever (at least 38°C)  
  • a cough 
  • shortness of breath.

These symptoms do not necessarily mean you have COVID-19. The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as colds and flu. 

Time for symptoms to appear

We’re still learning about COVID-19. We don’t yet know how long symptoms take to show after a person has been infected. Current evidence suggests it is 2–10 days. 

How it spreads

Like the flu, COVID-19 can be transmitted from person to person. The scientific evidence confirms that COVID-19 is spread by droplets. When an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks, they may generate droplets containing the virus. These droplets are too large to stay in the air for long, so they quickly settle on surrounding surfaces.

People may get infected by the virus if they touch those surfaces or objects, and then touch their mouth, nose or eyes. 

That’s why it’s really important to use good hygiene, regularly wash and thoroughly dry your hands, and use good cough and sneeze etiquette. 

Together we can slow the spread.

Please head to the government website it has everything you need to know about COVID-19 in one place. Learn the simple steps you can take to unite against the virus and slow its spread. Find out what help is available and get the latest updates. 

If you’re not sure who to contact for help, call the free government helpline on 0800 779 997 (8am–1am, 7 days a week).

Got symptoms? 
Call your GP before you visit. Or call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.