Kia Haumaru Te Iwi – United against COVID-19
Whakataka te hau ki te uru,
Whakataka te hau ki te tonga.
Kia mākinakina ki uta,
Kia mātaratara ki tai.
E hī ake ana te atākura he tio,
he huka, he hauhunga.
Haumi e! Hui e! Tāiki e!
There has always been the right time to express manākitangā for us, but moreso, today. Manākitanga means to extend aroha (love and compassion) to others. It is expressed in such ways as helping a loved one, encouraging one another or even supporting a complete stranger. Manākitangā is an important concept for our people as it strengthens relationships in whānau and communities and encourages reciprocity.
How to extend manākitangā:
- Send a message to a loved one
- Cook someone a meal
- Take over someone’s job or chore
Below are some practical ways we can further express manākitangā during the COVID-19 huarāhi.