Tikanga Haumaru COVID Response Plan

He aha te mea nui o te ao. He aroha ki te tangata, he aroha ki te tangata, he aroha ki te tangata.

We invite you to read our panui designed to keep the iwi well informed as to what is happening on the Kapiti Coast. And to serve as a platform to share stories of how we were able to mobilise our people and provide examples of resilience that have arisen during the rāhui.

Tikanga Haumaru – Our Plan

Information for whānau, hapū, and iwi Māori

FOR OUR MEMBERS: Please ensure your registration is updated so we can contact you direct to provide you the best in MANA-kitanga!!!

HOW TO CONTACT US: Please email us at admin@teatiawakikapiti.co.nz or telephone our office at (04) 293 1538

Kia mōhio mai koeWhat you need to know:

  Auckland update Auckland will remain at Alert Level 3, Step 1 for a further two weeks until at least 11:59pm, Monday 1 November. Cabinet will next review Auckland’s Alert Level on Monday 1 November. Term 4 commenced today, with schools and kura open for tamariki in Years 1 to 10 whose parents or carers need to go to work and have no available options for childcare. All young people in Years 11, 12 and 13 should learn from home.    Waikato update Waikato will remain in Alert Level 3.  The Alert Level setting will be reviewed on Friday 21 October. People should continue monitoring and get tested if showing any symptoms. This is still a time to be vigilant. Most people are not permitted to travel out of the Waikato Alert Level 3 and Police continue to carry out patrols and spot checks to ensure those travelling are permitted to do so.   Northland update Northland will move to Alert Level 2 for from 11:59pm, Tuesday 19  October.  At Alert Level 2, schools and businesses can open and people can go back to work but must follow public health rules. These include:  wearing a face covering outside of the housescanning and keeping a record of visits and travel, andkeeping up physical distancing and good hygiene practices like handwashing.  More information about you can do at Alert Level is to on the Unite Against Covid-19 website.  People in Northland showing any symptoms of COVID-19, even if mild, are encouraged to come forward and get a test. This will provide assurance there are no undetected cases are present in the community. Northlanders who haven’t yet been vaccinated should go and get their shot. Find out where here.  
Super Saturday a success A huge number of people across the country went out on Super Saturday and got their COVID-19 vaccination. 130,002 doses were administered — 39,025 first doses and 90,977 second doses 85% of New Zealanders have now had their first dose, up 2% on Super Saturday. 65% of the population are fully vaccinated, up 3% on Super Saturday. More information can be found here.   
Vaccine update More than 6.3 million doses have now been administered in New Zealand. 3.5 million New Zealanders (85% of people age 12 and over) have had at least one dose, and 2.3 million (57% of people age 12 and over) are fully vaccinated. If you haven’t booked your vaccine appointments in please do so as soon as possible. You may be able to book directly at your local general practice, community pharmacy, or hauora provider – to find out visit www.healthpoint.co.nz or www.karawhiua.nz   

Financial support is here

Free phone line to help get your budget sussed

Covid 19- Financial Support Tool

Help with money

Wage subsidy schemes

COVID-19 Short-term Absence Payment

COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme

Redundancy support

Protection for renters and tenants

Mortgage repayment deferral scheme

NZ citizens and residents living in Australia

With this in mind, we have activated our Tikanga Haumaru Plan. This ngarara has certainly changed the way we live our lives but it doesn’t have to control how we do it!  We are leaders in manaakitanga and have protected our whakapapa for many years.  

Our aim will be to determine the needs of our Kaumatua and vulnerable whānau in our rohe. If anyone is needing assistance or if you know of anyone that needs an awhi, please contact us direct.  Our Pataka is well stocked and ready to roll! 

Our communication strategy will be consistently updated so we can stay closer to you during this time.  It is important that we provide the necessary support to you and your whānau during this time. So lets get those kumara vines working!!!

It’s as simple as checking in on our whānau especially those who might need an extra awhi. Remember the rules and make sure those who are important to us are safe and okay. You can assess the wellbeing of your whanau by the following patai.

》Are our kaumātua warm and have plenty of kai and is their rongoā stocked up?

》Are our tamariki feeling safe and not to overwhelmed?

》Do our whanau with babies have enough kai, kope (nappies) and milk?

》Has māmā and pāpā got all that they need to get by for the next few days?

》Do our vulnerable and mauiui whanau have support?

If you would like to volunteer your time to be part of our team, we invite you to email us direct.  Mahi includes monitoring our 0800 number, we found sometimes whānau are feeling mokemoke and just a caring voice helps to lift their spirits.  There could be possible delivery of resources to our whānau also, so a drivers licence is useful.  Linda will be managing our roster, please email her direct on admin@teatiawakikapiti.co.nz.  

Our website and facebook page will be regularly updated with relevant contact details and information. 

Ko te tūmanako e noho haumaru ana kōutou

COVID-19 vaccination

another option is:

Kāpiti, Team Medical, Coastlands Shopping town.  Call the Booking centre on 0800 885 022 for a test.  Without an appointment, you will not be permitted for a test. 

The COVID-19 vaccination programme will resume from 8am tomorrow (Thursday 19 August). Everybody aged 12+ can book their COVID-19 vaccine now.

Go to www.bookmyvaccine.nz to reserve your spot.

Current priority groups are MIQ, border staff, essential workers (frontline health care workers and schedule 2 of Covid-19 Public Health Response) and people in Group 3.People who are in the household bubble of an essential worker can also be vaccinated (this is operating on a trust basis) The wait time post vaccine remains at 20minutes.

Things will look a bit different. Vaccination sites will be operating under Alert Level 4 conditions. This means capacity will be reduced due to physical distancing requirements, and other safety measures will be in place.

The reduced capacity means we may need to postpone some appointments. If we need to postpone your appointment you will be contacted by the Ministry of Health, your DHB, or healthcare provider.

If you don’t hear anything, please come to your appointment as scheduled.

Vaccine rollout groups

We will keep you informed as to the venues and schedules of the vaccine roll out on the Kāpiti Coast so stay abreast of these changes via our website.

There are four main groups (timings will overlap, and dates might shift slightly as the Ministry continues to undertake modelling):

Group 1

Our 50,000 border and MIQ workers, their household contacts and the people they live with. This started last month and the vast bulk will be completed this month, with at least one dose administered.

Group 2

Approximately 480,000 frontline workers and people living in high-risk settings. Starting with the 57,000 healthcare workers on community frontlines, and then moving through to healthcare workers protecting our most vulnerable and some priority populations. This started in February and will continue through to May.

Group 3

Priority populations. Approximately 1.7 million people who are at higher risk if they catch COVID-19. This is planned to start in May.

Group 4

The remainder of the general population – approximately 2 million people. Starting from July.

Who will be offered a vaccine first

Priority groups

Approximately 40,000 courses are being allocated to Māori and Pacific providers who are working directly with older people, and we are also recognising the special circumstances of South Auckland.

Anyone who lives in the Counties Manukau DHB area who is 65 and older or who has an underlying health condition is also in Group 2. This recognises that there are many border operations and MIQ facilities and their workforces based in this area.

There will be a range of options to make it as easy as possible for people to access to the vaccine.

Workers and residents of long-term residential care environments will get the vaccine at their workplace. There will also be Māori and Pacific providers, pop-up centres, GPs, medical and hauora centres, community clinics and larger scale events.

There are two further categories we are still looking at: one for people who may need to get a vaccine on compassionate grounds; and a national significance category, which could include groups who need a vaccine in order to represent New Zealand overseas.

Decisions around these categories will be made at Cabinet in coming weeks.

An online tool that helps people find out when they can get the vaccine will be launched shortly. It describes the four broad groups and will take people through a series of questions to work out when it’ll be their turn.

Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine (Comirnaty)

The Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine has been approved by the Government for use in people 16 years and older.  

If you are under 16 years old 

The Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine is not approved for people under the age of 16, as they were not part of the clinical trials. 

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding 

If you are pregnant, you should discuss the risks and benefits of getting vaccinated with your GP. You can get the vaccine if you are breastfeeding. 

If you are receiving cancer treatment 

You should seek advice from your specialist if you are receiving specific therapies, including: 

  • Keytruda 
  • Opdivo 
  • Yervoy 
  • Tecentriq. 

For more information please click here

Face coverings at Alert Level 1

At Alert Level 1, face coverings legally must be worn:

  • on all public transport, including on long-distance bus and train journeys and most ferries
  • on domestic flights throughout New Zealand
  • by taxi and ride-share drivers — while it’s not compulsory for passengers to wear them, we strongly encourage you to.

Continue to protect yourself and your whānau:

COVID-19 Demographics & ethnicity cases

All data on this page is as at 9:00 am on 12 March 2021.

COVID-19 and ethnicity

* The prioritised ethnicity classification system is used in this table and below. This means each person is allocated to a single ethnic group, based on the ethnic groups they identify with. Where people identify with more than one group, they are assigned in this order of priority: Māori, Pacific Peoples, Asian, and European/Other. So, if a person identifies as being Māori and New Zealand European, the person is counted as Māori.

See Ngā tapuae me ngā raraunga: Methods and data sources for further information.

The data categorized by ethnicity come from National Health Index (NHI) data collection, linked to data held in the EpiSurv database.

NZ COVID Tracer app

We need everyone to record their movements using the NZ COVID Tracer app, or by making a note of where they’ve been and who they’ve seen.

Today we have had a record number of downloads and uses of the NZ COVID Tracer app.

All businesses and venues should display the official government issued QR code poster. From 19 August this will be compulsory.

NZ COVID Tracer app is the fastest way to notify people if they have come in contact with the virus. You can get it on the App Store or Google Play.

Face Masks

Face coverings can be re-usable or disposable and they can be bought or homemade. You don’t need a medical mask. You can use another kind of face covering like a scarf, bandana or t-shirt. We have attached a mask pattern for your use!!!

Face coverings help stop droplets spreading when someone speaks, laughs, coughs or sneezes. This will help stop the spread if someone has COVID-19 but feels well or has no obvious symptoms.

Masks must be worn on all flights leaving Auckland. If you do not have your own, the airline will supply one.