This page is dedicated to sharing relevant and up to date information about COVID-19. Kia mataara whanau!
HE PANUI 2021
17 Sept 2021
Whitiki Ngati Porou! – a call to arms.
Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou and Ngati Porou Hauora are calling on iwi members to protect their whanau and community in new targeted COVID-19 vaccine promotions.
“Whitiki” - is the call to get ready - to be alert.
“It is the call to action that rallies the troops, and that’s what we are doing,” says Selwyn Parata, Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou, Chair.
“We can answer this call by baring arms- literally- by rolling up our sleeves and lining up to have our free COVID-19 shots.” says Mr Parata.
27 August 2021
26 August 2021
Toitu Tairawhiti - Panui #06 - Keeping Tairawhiti whanau, Kuru Pounamu and communities informed about the latest national, regional and iwi updates on COVID-19, Alert Level 4 Lockdown, and the ongoing rollout of the Pfizer vaccine
24 August 2021
Toitu Tairawhiti - Panui #05 - Keeping Tairawhiti whanau, Kuru Pounamu and communities informed about the latest national, regional and iwi updates on COVID-19, Alert Level 4 Lockdown, and the ongoing rollout of the Pfizer vaccine
UPCOMING NGATI POROU HAUORA VACCINATION CLINICS
COVID-19 VACCINATION - Getting vaccinated is one of the most important things we can do to protect ourselves, our whanau, and our community from COVID-19. Aotearoa is now offering vaccinations to 12-15 year olds accompanied by their parent. Find a vaccination centre near you
EAST COAST CLINICS – Walk ins welcome! You can also call for an appointment on (06) 864 6803 or call any of the rural clinics directly.
DATES & VENUES
Mon 30 Aug - Matakaoa Clinic - (06) 864 4801
Tues 31 Aug - Uawa Clinic - (06) 862 6650
Wed 1 Sept - Ruatoria Clinic - (06) 864 8316
Thurs 2 Sept - Tokomaru Senior Citizens – (06) 864 6803
Fri 3 Sept - Te Puia Springs Hospital – (06) 864 6803
TIMES: 9am – 12:30pm, 2pm – 5:30pm
TE TINI O POROU cnr Huxley & Tyndall Roads, Turanga – Walk ins welcome!
Mon 30 Aug – Fri 3 Sept
Mon 6 Sept – Fri 10 Sept
TIME: 9am – 5:30pm
22 August 2021
Toitu Tairawhiti - Panui #04 - Keeping Tairawhiti whanau, Kuru Pounamu and communities informed about the latest national, regional and iwi updates on COVID-19, Alert Level 4 Lockdown, and the ongoing rollout of the Pfizer vaccine
21 August 2021
Toitu Tairawhiti - Panui #03 - Keeping Tairawhiti whanau, Kuru Pounamu and communities informed about the latest national, regional and iwi updates on COVID-19, Alert Level 4 Lockdown, and the ongoing rollout of the Pfizer vaccine
He Karere mai i Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou
As you are aware all of Aotearoa will remain in Alert Level 4 Lockdown until 11:59pm Tuesday 24 August. Here is some information to share with the whanau.
TE TINI O POROU – COVID-19 Vaccination - At this stage vaccinations will continue here at Te Tini o Porou.
Sat 21 Aug – 9am – 5pm
Sun 22 Aug – 9am – 5pm
Mon 23 – Fri 27 Aug – 9am – 6pm
*12 -15 years old must be accompanied by their parent.
No appointment needed. Walk ins welcome. You do not need to be registered with NPH or TRONPnui. Everyone is welcome. There is an increase in demand for vaccinations due to the current outbreak so whanau need to be patient and be prepared to wait a little.
BE SAFE, BE KIND - During this time, we ask that you check in on pakeke, whanau and friends. Give them a call, a text or call out over the fence.
STAY HOME - where possible & follow Alert Level 4 guidelines. This will stop the spread of COVID-19. People moving means the virus moves, so stay in your bubble. Less movement reduces spread of the virus.
- If you are sick, call your doctor or Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice about getting tested
- Scan QR codes whenever you leave your whare, wear a mask and keep 2 metres distance from others
- Practice good hygiene – wash your hands for 20 seconds or more and sanitise as much as possible
- For more official information on Alert Level 4 go to www.covid19.govt.nz
- Check for new locations of interest locations here
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TUNE INTO TE REO O TE IWI - RADIO NGATI POROU 93.3FM - Keep updated on what’s happening in the rohe. Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou Chair, Selwyn T Parata spoke on Radio Ngati Porou, encouraging the iwi to remain in your bubble, to be safe, to be kind and to check in on our pakeke and whanau, during these challenging times. Click here to listen to his korero to the iwi.
Change and uncertainty can be tough to navigate, but it's important to seek help if you're struggling.
Feeling overwhelmed, stressed or anxious is common during periods of change. Recognising these emotions is an important step in finding the right help for you.
Tairawhiti has a broad range of local services to support your mental, physical and emotional health.
If you are seriously concerned about someone's immediate safety, call 111 or take them to the Accident and Emergency Department (A&E) at your nearest hospital.
Visit COVID-19 Support Directory to find out more about local support services available.
- Need To Talk? Call or text free 1737
- The Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757
- Healthline: 0800 611 116
- Lifeline: 0800 543 354
- Samaritans: 0800 726 666
- Youthline: 0800 376 633
- Alcohol Drug Helpline: 0800 787 797
- Elder Abuse Helpline: 0800 32 668 65
Kia mataara Kia manawanui!
20 August 2021
Toitu Tairawhiti - Panui #02 - Keeping Tairawhiti whanau, Kuru Pounamu and communities informed about the latest national, regional and iwi updates on COVID-19, Alert Level 4 Lockdown, and the ongoing rollout of the Pfizer vaccine
19 AUGUST 2021
Toitu Tairawhiti has reactivated our COVID-19 Panui as part of our collective efforts to keep Tairawhiti whanau, Kuru Pounamu and communities informed about the latest national, regional and iwi updates on COVID-19, Alert Level 4 Lockdown, and the ongoing rollout of the Pfizer vaccine.
18 AUGUST 2021
TUNE INTO TE REO O TE IWI - RADIO NGATI POROU 93.3FM
Keep updated on what’s happening in the rohe. Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou Chair, Selwyn T Parata spoke on Radio Ngati Porou, encouraging the iwi to remain in your bubble, to be safe, to be kind and to check in on our pakeke and whanau, during these challenging times.
17 August 2021 *IMPORTANT PANUI*
Ngati Porou whanui tonu, Kia haumaru te noho. Check in on your whanau, make sure they are ok.
From 11.59pm Tuesday 17 August, all of New Zealand will move to Alert Level 4.
This measure will remain in place for 3 days until 11.59pm 20 August for all of New Zealand, with the exception of Auckland and the Coromandel Peninsula with both staying in Level 4 likely for the next 7 days.
This is a response to a community outbreak in Auckland which is currently under investigation and possibly linked to the Delta variant.
International evidence and science around the Delta variant shows that it is twice as infectious and more liable to cause severe illness.
The decision to change Alert Levels reinforces the need to take swift and robust action around the latest case to detect and stamp out the possibility of any further transmission.
FOR OFFICIAL INFORMATION HEAD TO UNITE AGAINST COVID-19
13 August 2021
10 August 2021
10 August 2021 - Hauora Tairawhiti Vaccination Centres
2 August 2021 - COVID-19 VACCINATION
20 July 2021 - Covid-19: Protecting vulnerable spurs vaccine takeup on East Coast by RNZ Reporter Tom Kitchin
Many isolated regional communities are getting their Covid-19 vaccinations before the general public because going back and forth would prove too complex.
Kararaina Ngatai-Melbourne is among those trying to convince iwi not to be swayed by vaccine misinformation.Photo:RNZ / Tom Kitchin
17 July 2021 - COVID shots are now rolling out in Turanga rural communities. Contact Turanga Health for more info 06 8690457.
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
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
19 April 2021 - Korero
April 8 2021 - COVID-19 VACCINATION NATIONWIDE ROLLOUT
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
16 Feb 2021 - COVID-19 ALERT LEVEL UPDATE
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.
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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).
Call your GP before you visit. Or call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.