Updated 3 August
Tēnā tātou e te whanau. This page explains some of your options for support during this time and links to official information on alert levels more.
We are here for you and ready to assist.
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Whanake: Job and training opportunities
We regularly update our page of job and training opportunities.
You can also apply for education funding if you are a registered member of registered member of Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust.
If you have any opportunities to share, please email email@example.com
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?
Alert Level 1 – What does it mean for you and my whānau?
Alert Level 1 will see us returning without restriction to work, school, sports and domestic travel, and we are allowed to get together with as many people as we want.
This means you and your whānau can hold weddings, funerals, tangihanga, birthday parties, all without restriction on numbers and anywhere in the country.
It’s still important that we keep the basic hygiene measures that worked so well through all Alert Levels.
We should all continue to keep track of where we’ve been and who we’ve seen – this will help with contact tracing if needed. We must also self-isolate immediately if we are told to do so by health authorities.
Heoi anō, kia mataara tonu tātou
Heoi anō, kia mataara tonu tātou, we must stay vigilant, we remain in a global pandemic and the threat of COVID-19 continues. We can ensure the continued safety of our whānau by maintaining basic health and hygiene measures. These include:
- washing your hands,
- coughing or sneezing into your elbow,
- staying home if you’re sick, and
- while not required, it’s good to be aware of physical distancing when out and about, especially with those you don’t know.
Unite for the Recovery
A new website will help us all recover from this emergency. It has many links and resources on wellbeing and jobs and training.
Official Contract Tracing App
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.
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
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