Tikanga Haumaru COVID-19 Pandemic Response Plan

Tangihanga Guidelines


At Alert Level 3 marae should remain closed.


Bereaved families and whānau from all cultures and backgrounds will find this time challenging. This makes it even more important that we show each other kindness and caring, manaakitanga and aroha.

For Māori this means no formal tangihanga until further notice.

•                • No public funeral services whatsoever

•                • No public tangihanga at our marae, churches and other venues

•                • No private whānau tangihanga at home.

However, viewings (up to 10 people only at a time) including kaikōrero/kaikaranga, members of the clergy to conduct mihi, karakia and the like are allowed in a controlled manner.

We strongly encourage tūpāpaku to be buried in the region they usually reside in. However, tūpāpaku are allowed to be transported inter-regionally such as when a person dies outside of the region they usually reside in or when a person wishes to be interred at their urupā.

Further specific details can be found in the attached factsheet and here on this link: