Updated 21 October
Tēnā tātou e te whanau. This page explains some of your options for support during this time and links to official information.
We are here for you and ready to assist.
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We are at Alert Level 1
Most of Aotearoa is at Alert Level 1.
Alert Level 1 information
- Practice good hygiene - stay home if sick.
Keep track of where you have been
The Ministry of Health has launched its official contact tracing app called NZ COVID Tracer. It is available for download on both Google and Apple online stores.
Where to get tested
- At your regular GP clinic or iwi healthcare provider
- At an after-hours medical centre, listed on the Nelson Marlborough Heatlh website at: www.nmdhb.govt.nz/covid-19
About COVID-19 asymptomatic testing during Alert Level 1
- Testing is free – regardless of citizenship or visa status.
- You do not need to be enrolled with a general practice.
- You do not need to self-isolate after the sort of asymptomatic testing described here.
- Results are usually available within 48 hours.
Covid-19 information for parents and whānau from the Ministry of Education
If you have any questions about tamariki going to kura or school events, read the Ministry of Education website
Whanake: Job and training opportunities
We regularly update our page of job and training opportunities.
Mauri Ora fund
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Rārua uses the Mauri Ora fund to support whānau to hold wānanga on whakapapa, reo me ōna tikanga and other activities. You can apply for up to $5,000+GST at any time.
Regional Business network - support for whānau business
Are you a business owner of a small to medium enterprise? If you could get up to $5000 approved funding for professional advisory services, and it was an easy straight forward process would you apply for this funding?
Are you or your whānau struggling due to COVID-19?
Kaupapa Atawhai has been created to provide some immediate assistance to our most vulnerable whānau who have been impacted by COVID-19 and the resulting government restrictions.
It is designed to support those in need, such as:
- People who are unwell
- People who have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 restrictions.
Accommodation and assistance
If people have an urgent need for accommodation, then they can call MBIE Temporary Accommodation Service on 0508 754 163.
If financial assistance is required to use that accommodation, then call MSD on 0800 559 009.
Other important phone numbers include:
- Call the free government helpline 0800 779 997 or on 0800 22 66 57 (8am–1am, 7 days a week).
- Call or text 1737 – free, anytime – to talk with a trained counsellor
- Call Healthline 0800 358 5453
- Call your local GP
- Call 111 in an emergency
Funding for community groups
The Community Capability and Resilience Fund is a $36 million fund is available from 1 August 2020 to support community initiatives that support the rebuild and recovery from COVID-19.
Virtual karakia Monday nights at 7pm
E te whānau, please join us online every Monday night for a combined Te Tauihu virtual karakia.
This was instigated last week as part of the temporary change in tikanga around tangihanga. It was so lovely to see faces from across the rohe, so it’s been decided to run it every Monday night at 7pm.
Here’s Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō cultural advisor and Omaka Marae general manager Kiley Nepia to tell you all about it.
Anyone with a connection to Te Tauihu is welcome to join. All you need is a phone or computer – and just make sure you have downloaded the Zoom software.
When: Every Monday at 7pm
Meeting ID: 342520144