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


HE PANUI 2021



PANUI | Toitu Tairawhiti | 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. 

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Two Wastewater samples in Tairawhiti have tested positive for COVID-19

Today, Friday 5 November, two wastewater samples in Tairāwhiti have tested positive for COVID-19. There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tairāwhiti at this time. Further tests are being carried out to determine if there is undetected community transmission of the virus in our region.

Testing for COVID-19

We encourage anyone who has cold or flu-like symptoms and who has had any out of district exposure (eg. Have travelled to Auckland recently, close contact of a positive case, or have visited a location of interest) to get tested immediately for COVID-19.

Please ONLY get tested if you meet this criteria.

Vaccinate

If you haven’t had your first COVID-19 vaccination, or are due to have your second dose, then please do this as soon as possible.

This weekend you can get vaccinated at the following locations with no appointment required:

  • Te Tini o Porou, corner of Huxley and Tyndall Rds: 9am – 5pm
  • Ruatoria - Ngati Porou Hauora Clinic from 9am to 3pm
  • Drive-through at Harry Barker Reserve (enter from Gladstone road): 10am – 7pm
  • Community vaccination clinic 295 Palmerston Road (walk in): 9am – 5pm
  • Patutahi clinic (at the Patutahi Hall) drive-through clinic 10am – 2pm (Sunday only)

Testing is available this Saturday and Sunday at a drive-through set up at 110 Peel Street from 9am - 5pm, no appointment required.

Please be vigilant. We need our community here in Te Tairawhiti to get tested and vaccinated. It is the best defence against COVID-19.


 



PANUI | Toitu Tairawhiti | 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.  

 

 

 

 

 




Whitiki Ngati Porou!

We want all our Rangatahi Nati to stand tall!  Stand Proud and Protect our whakapapa!  Tell the whole whanau!  Go get your Covid shots now!

The Challenge

This challenge is now LIVE!!  You have up until Friday 15 October 2021 to send us your masterpiece.  Winners will be announced by Friday 29 October 2021!

  • Your challenge is to create a 15 - 45 second video or TikTok
  • Include #whitikingatiporou in the caption of your Video submission
  • Your video or TikTok must include a positive message about getting your Covid vaccinations
  • It can be in English or Te Reo Ake o Ngati Porou  

ENTER NOW!

 

 


PANUI | Toitu Tairawhiti | 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.  

 

 


 

 

 


 

PANUI | Toitu Tairawhiti | 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.



 

Toitu Tairawhiti - Panui - 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.


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. 

READ THE FULL STORY HERE


 


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

NAUMAI HARAMAI!


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. 

Need support?

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. 

Helplines:

  • 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.

Panui #01 - download here


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. 

Click link to hear his korero https://radiongatiporou.com/.../selwyn-parata-level-4.../  

 


 


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.

CLICK HERE TO READ FULL STORY

 

 

 

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
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.

 

 


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.

For the full statement click here  


HE PANUI 2020

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.