Tikanga Haumaru COVID-19 Pandemic Response Plan

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Kotahitanga is the concept of togetherness and unity. As a nation, we are being asked to unite, to come together as one to keep each other safe by following the professional guidelines to save lives!!!

The whakatauki is “He Waka Eke Noa” is an old proverb that encompasses kotahitangā and simply means, ”We’re in this waka together”

Kotahitangā is the key to rebuilding our economy and as we joined together to as a nation to benefit everyone, the same must be in creating our new norm!

How to extend kotahitangā:

We can all unite by buying local to help get our businesses and communities humming, seeing New Zealand and experiencing our culture, and buying Kiwi-made goods to help local producers thrive.

Buy local to support locals

See your own backyard

Whether you’re a business or an individual, if you’re dealing with the fall-out from COVID-19 there is support available. We have more information about funding, jobs and financial support to see you through.

Information for businesses

Information on financial support, finding a job and training opportunities 

People will have had different experiences over the last couple of months. Reach out if you need help. We also have tools and resources to support your wellbeing. Whatever you’re feeling — it’s okay. Be kind to others. Be kind to yourself.

Information to support your wellbeing

Mauri oho, mauri tu, mauri ora:

Enhancing our health and wellbeing by building resilience through information sharing. Based on He Waka Eke Noa – We have been busy consolidating information solely on providing you support post COVID-19. Below are ways in which you can find support or be able to support others. Focussed on rebuilding our economy, please feel free to scope the following, we’re in this waka together.

We are excited to announce that our Whānau e-stores is live, so let’s go shopping.  After a stunning opening and karakia this morning, Hokohoko Māori Mall was launched. The online Māori Mall is a Te Tai Hauāuru response to shopping differently post COVID-19.

The Mall brings together indigenous business to showcase what they have to offer and while it is early days it is envisaged that the site will expand to cover all of Aotearoa NZ and will be a 1-stop-shopping experience for all things distinctly and uniquely Māori.

Driven by Te Te Rōpu Pakihi with support from Hautaki, Strawberry and Te Puni Kōkiri, the site is LIVE so check it out whānau and lets support our Māori businesses and operators www.hokohoko.maori.nz shop now whānau mā.  

If you have any patai, please contact their office at T: 06 364 8598 | 0274 578 713 or E: daphne@taoni.maori.nz

Employment Opportunities

These employment websites have vacancies that could be what you are looking for. They have purposely been chosen due to their capacity to provide a wide range of roles suited for māori.

If you need help finding a job or need support preparing for an interview, then contact Lee Rameka and her team at Inwork Porirua.

Haere ki mua …