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Your AT HOP card can help make COVID-19 contact tracing faster

Kia ora,

The Government has announced that Auckland will remain at Alert Level 3 for now. Until the next announcement, here are some things you can do to help us all keep safe while using public transport:

Update your AT HOP card contact details

Your AT HOP card makes contact tracing easier. And having an up-to-date contact phone number will make contact tracing faster. Go to at.govt.nz and log in to update your details. Don’t worry if you’ve forgotten your password, it’s easy to have it reset.

Register your AT HOP card 

Around 83% of passengers have already registered their AT HOP card – have you? If you’re not sure whether yours or a family member’s card is registered, click here or call our Customer Services Centre on (09) 366 6400.

Even if your card is already registered, it’s a good idea to check if your contact details are up to date.

Wearing a face covering

To help keep us safe, the Ministry of Health recommends you wear a face covering while on public transport. From Monday 31 August, this will become mandatory. We’ll provide more information about what this will mean for you before then.

Make your own face covering

Find out how to make a face covering with just a handkerchief or t-shirt and two hair ties.

Thanks for your understanding and support. We look forward to seeing you on board again soon.

For the latest information about COVID-19, visit the Government’s website

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NEWS ARTICLES

Iwi radio stations are hoping for a re-think of the media landscape in the post COVID-19 world
https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/te-manu-korihi/414342/covid-19-iwi-radio-stations-hoping-for-rethink-for-maori-media

Dr Rawiri Taonui | Covid-19 Update for Māori 15 April 2020
https://www.waateanews.com/waateanews/x_story_id/MjQxNjg=/Dr-Rawiri-Taonui-%7C-Covid-19-Update-for-M%C4%81ori–15-April-2020

Story on a partnership between Ngāti Wai and a Auckland food distributor to get food to their whānau
https://www.teaomaori.news/auckland-food-distributor-sends-pork-bones-ngati-wai

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Key messaging for Tangihanga

TANGIHANGA GUIDANCE HE TOHUTOHU E PĀ ANA KI TE TANGIHANGA
  • These are unprecedented times in Aotearoa. The COVID-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown means new processes around tangihanga.
  • Te Rōpū Whakakaupapa Urutā (The National Māori Pandemic Group) advises of no formal gatherings, including tangihanga. This includes hui held at private homes, marae, funeral homes, churches or any other venue.
  • Whānau and iwi are adapting tikanga to keep our people safe.
  • Your funeral director gives guidance on how to prepare with COVID-19 related rules in place.
  • Kāhore he wā i pēnei te āhua i Aotearoa. Me te mea nei nā te Rāhui Pae Tuawhā a te COVID-19 ka hua ake he tikanga hou e pā ana ki te tangihanga.
  • Nā te Rōpū Whakakaupapa Urutā te tohe e kore e āhei kia tū he huihuinga ake, tae atu ki te tangihanga. E whaipānga ana tēnei ki te hui kāinga ake, marae, whare tūpāpaku, whare karakia, ki ētahi atu wāhi rānei.
  • Kua whakarite tikanga ngā whānau me te iwi e haumaru ai tātou katoa.
  • Kua takoto i tō kaitiaki tūpāpaku ētahi kaupapa me pēhea te whakatika atu ki ngā ture kua whakaritea nei mō te COVID-19.
What to do when a loved one dies Me aha ina hemo tētahi e aronuitia ana
  • Appoint your main contact person to liaise between the funeral director and the whānau.
  • Your Local Police Station can appoint a Māori Liaison Officer to help guide you at this challenging time.
  • A registered funeral director must be engaged to conduct the uplifting, transportation and burial/cremation procedures.
  • Most importantly, your funeral director needs a list of people within your immediate isolation bubble.
  • Whakaritea ko wai motuhake te kaitakawaenga i waenga i te kaitiaki tūpāpaku me te whānau.
  • Ka taea e te Tari Pirihimana o tō rohe te tohu he Takawaenga Māori hei arataki i a koutou i tēnei wā o te taimahatanga.
  • Me whakarite rawa he kaitiaki tūpāpaku rēhita hei whakahaere i te hikitanga, te kawenga me ngā tikanga nehu/tahunga rānei.
  • Ko te kaupapa nui rawa, me whiwhi rārangi ingoa te kaitiaki tūpāpaku o te hunga kei roto i tōu ake mirumiru rāhui.
Uplifting the tūpāpaku Te hiki i te tūpāpaku
  • The funeral director collects the tūpāpaku. They may be wearing protective clothing, including gloves and masks.
  • The funeral director works with your appointed contact person to organise the funeral arrangements – while maintaining physical distancing conditions (2m).
  • Karakia and poroporoaki may be conducted at; the time of death; the funeral home; the urupā.
  • Your funeral director can assist with this. You may want to arrange for whānau to join using technology (FaceTime, Skype, Zoom etc.).
  • Ka riro mā te kaitiaki tūpāpaku e tiki atu te tūpāpaku. Tērā rātou te mau kākahu tauārai, pērā i ngā karapu me te ārai kanohi.
  • Ka mahi tahi te kaitiaki tūpāpaku me te tangata kua tohia e koutou hei takawaenga ki te whakarite i ngā whakahaere mō te uhunga – me te mau ki ngā tikanga tū wātea ā-tinana (2m) i ngā wā katoa.
  • Ka āhei te karakia me te poroporoaki; i te wā e mate ai; i te whare tūpāpaku; i te urupā.
  • Ka āhei tō āwhinatia e te kaitiaki tūpāpaku me tēnei. Ka hiahia pea koe kia hono ā-hangarau mai te whānau (ā-FaceTime, Skype, Zoom rānei).
If your loved one dies from causes NOT related to COVID-19 Ina hemo tētahi i aronuitia i tētahi mate i tua atu i te COVID-19
  • Once the tūpāpaku is in the care of a registered funeral director up to two whānau members can dress the tūpāpaku. To protect everyone, restrictions on the degree of contact with your loved one will apply.
  • Only whānau members from within the same isolation bubble can go to the funeral home and the urupā/cemetery.
  • Tūpāpaku cannot be transported outside the region during Level 4 lockdown.
  • There may be an option to have your loved one placed in refrigerated storage until restrictions around travel are lifted. Your funeral director can advise on this.
  • Ka riro mai ana te tūpāpaku i te kaitiaki tūpāpaku ka āhei kia tokorua mai i te whānau ki te kākahu i te tūpāpaku. Hei tiaki i te katoa, tērā ētahi tauherenga kua whakaritea mō te āhua o to whakapā atu ki tāu e manawapā ana.
  • Ko ngā mema anake o te whānau nō roto ake i taua mirumiru rāhui e āhei ana ki te haere ki te whare tūpāpaku me te te urupā.
  • Kāhore te tūpāpaku mō te kawea ki waho i te rohe i te wā o te Rāhui Pae Tuawhā.
  • Tērā tō āhei ki te tono kia tiakina tā koutou e aronui ana ki tētahi wāhi tio kia hīkina noa rā anō ngā aukati kawenga. Ka taea koe te āwhina e tō kaitiaki tūpāpaku.
If your loved one dies from COVID-19 causes while in hospital care Ina hemo tētahi e aronuitia ana i te COVID-19 i te hōhipere
  • The hospital may allow you to view your loved one from a distance or via technology.
  • You CANNOT touch the tūpāpaku due to risk of Covid-19 spread.
  • For information on what to do next refer to What to do when a loved one dies above.
  • Tērā pea koe te tukua e te hōhipere kia āta kite i tāu e aronui ana i āhua tawhiti mai, mā tikanga hangarau rānei.
  • E kore koe e pāpā ki te tūpāpaku kei tūpono te hora noa a COVID-19.
  • Mō ētahi atu kōrero hei whāinga māu ā muri i tēnei, tirohia ngā tohutohu i runga atu nei Me aha ina hemo tētahi e aronuitia ana.
If your loved one dies from COVID-19 causes while at home Ina hemo tētahi e aronuitia ana i te COVID-19 i te kāinga
  • Whānau are strongly advised against touching, washing or dressing their loved one as physical contact poses a high risk of spreading the virus.
  • Only those in the isolation bubble of the tūpāpaku to be at the house.
  • For more information refer to What to do when a loved one dies above.
  • Ko te tohe nui kia kaua rawa te whānau e pāpā, e horoi, e kākahu rānei i te aronga nui o te whakaaro nā te mea ka tūpono tonu te horahia o te mate urutā nei.
  • Ko rātou i roto tonu i te mirumiru rāhui o te tūpāpaku e āhei ana ki te whare.
  • Mō ētahi atu kōrero tirohia ngā tohutohu i runga atu Me aha ina hemo tētahi e aronuitia ana.
If a loved one dies from COVID-19 causes while overseas Ina hemo tētahi nā te COVID-19 i a ia kei tāwāhi
  • Cremation is almost certain to be the only option for those who die while overseas.
  • Their ashes may be repatriated once border controls are back to normal.
  • Contact your Local Police Station to speak to a Māori Liaison Officer. They can guide you through the process of bringing your loved one’s remains home.
  • Ko te tahunga tonu o rātou i hemo, te mutunga mō rātou ka mate i a rātou i tāwāhi kē.
  • Ka whakahokia mai ō rātou pungarehu ka hoki ana te aukatinga ā-rohe ki ōna āhua o mua.
  • Whakapā atu ki te Takawaenga Māori kei te Tari Prihimana i tōu ake rohe. Māna koe e arataki e taea ai te whakahoki mai ngā mahuetanga iho o tō manawanuitanga ki te kāinga.
Kawe mate – Safe tikanga-based processes for mourning Kawe mate – He tikanga haumaru mō te tangihanga
  • Tikanga Māori provides for those unable to attend tangihanga in person. Kawe mate is one way and hura kōhatu another.
  • Both of these can be arranged when Alert Level 4 ends – allowing a safe tikanga-driven mourning process to occur.
  • He tikanga ake ā te Māori mō te hunga kāhore e tae ā-tinana ki te tangihanga. Ko te kawe mate tētahi, ko te hura kōhatu tētahi atu.
  • Ka taea te whakarite ēnei mea e rua ka hīkina kau ana te Rāhui Pae Tuawhā – e āhei ai te whakahaere tikanga tangihanga haumaru.

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Update – 14.04.202 #2

Daily COVID-19 update from the New Zealand Government

14 April 2020

Stay at home. Break the Chain. Save Lives.

Latest news

1.    The total number of cases is 1366, with 17 new or probable cases confirmed within the last 24 hours. 628 people have recovered. For the latest numbers visit the Ministry of Health website.
2.    Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield has announced four additional deaths linked to COVID-19. This brings the total number of deaths to nine. Our thoughts are with the friends, family and whānau of those that have died.
3.    Three of the deaths were linked to Christchurch’s Rosewood Rest Home & Hospital. The three men in their 80s and 90s had been transferred to Burwood Hospital. They all had underlying health conditions. A Wellington man in his 70s has also died. He was in intensive care at Wellington Regional Hospital since March 22.
4.    The Ministry of Health has commissioned a review into aged care facilities where there have been cases of COVID-19. They will also be looking at similar facilities where there have not been any cases. The learnings from the review will inform what the facilities are doing and how they can be supported.
5.    The Treasury has released a range of scenarios for the economy, based on assumptions of different amounts of time under the Alert Levels. Read more on the Beehive website.
6.    A student support package has been announced by the Prime Minister. The package will assist students to continue their studies. Find out more on the Beehive website.
7.    Term Two begins tomorrow. All schools, early childhood education (ECE) centres and tertiary institutions will stay physically closed. They will work with students and whānau to provide distance learning as much as possible in the circumstances. The Ministry of Education has more information.

 

Web updates

Today, we’ve updated these pages on the covid19.govt.nz website:

Weddings and civil unions – new content
If you arrived before 10 April – onward travel after 14 days – new content

 

Answers to common questions

Q. What is the role of parents in education during the lockdown?

A. No-one expects parents to become their children’s full-time teacher. Parents, whānau and caregivers are role models who can help children and young people with activities at home, establishing a routine, staying connected to whānau and friends and, where possible, continue their learning.

Q. What is being done to help schools and whānau with distance learning

A. More than half of schools say they are set up for distance learning online. The Ministry of Education and schools are doing what they can to provide new connections and resources for those who are not so well prepared for online distance learning. These include:

·       connecting homes to the internet

·       providing devices for learning

·       online materials for teachers and parents to access

·       hard-packs of learning materials

·       broadcasting lessons on TV

·       providing additional professional learning and development to schools and kura whose staff want extra help to deliver distance learning.

Further information can be found on the Ministry of Education website.

Q. I’m travelling home to New Zealand. Can I be exempted from managed isolation?

A. A small number of people will be eligible for exemption from managed isolation, such as medical transfers and those with serious medical conditions that cannot be managed in the accommodation provided.

You must apply for an exemption before booking your travel. If you do not hold an exemption before you fly, you will be placed in managed isolation.

More information about limited exemptions from managed isolation.

For more FAQs, visit our website.

 

Resources

·       Call Healthline if you suspect you have COVID-19 symptoms: 0800 358 5453

·       For any other COVID-19 related queries, contact the government helpline:0800 779 997

·       Need to talk? Call or text 1737 

·       Visit allright.org.nz for practical mental health and wellbeing advice

·       Essential business enquiries essential@mbie.govt.nz or 0800 22 66 57

·       Report breaches of self-isolation 105.police.govt.nz

Stay up to date on all the latest information on our website, Facebook,WhatsApp and Instagram.

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Update – 14.04.2020

Tēnā koe,
Please find below the latest updates and key messages related to COVID-19 responses from the government, community and press.
This daily update is prepared by the Pouawhina within Pouwhakarae to keep our team and partners informed. Please forward on to your contacts.
Ngā kōrero hou

  • 19 new cases (15 confirmed 4 probable cases)
  • 546 cases have now recovered (75 increase from yesterday)
  • 1349 total COVID-19 Cases
  • Ministry of Health recognises a need for more prevalent testing in Maori communities and is looking at ways to increase this.
  • The Ministry of Health is looking at centralising services to deliver PPE
  • The government will release information on what level 3 may look for communities this week including business guidelines and frameworks for reopening of any services
  • Grant Robertson will release further information on Wednesday on the budget response for COVID-19
  • The Prime Minister has reaffirmed the commitment to maintain the lockdown for the duration of the four weeks

Whakautu ā-hapori
Prepare Pacific is a recently launched website supported by Counties Manukau Health, Auckland District Health Board, Waitematā District Health Board and Northland District Health Board which aims to create accessible COVID-19 content for Pacific communities – Whilst the website is not directly intended for Māori communities – Many of the resources created by the group are accessible for our people, reducing the jargon around medical/scientific terms and creating easily understood resources for our whanau.

Link below:

https://preparepacific.nz/what-were-fighting/what-is-coronavirus/

Ngā rongo kōrero

Article by Geoffery Rice on COVID-19 and Māori Communities
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/120880013/coronavirus-mori-have-every-reason-to-be-concerned-about-the-pandemic

Launch of Mauri Reo, Mauri Ora channel – Māori Medium Education Channel
https://www.teaomaori.news/its-kura-your-own-home-mauri-reo-mauri-ora

Daily Update by Uruta – National Māori Pandemic Group
https://www.waateanews.com/waateanews/x_news/MjQxMzQ/Dr-Rawiri-Taonui-%7C-Covid-19-Update-for-M%C4%81ori-12-April-2020-%7C–%7C-Overall-Decline-in-New-&-Active-Cases;-Rate-of-M%C4%81ori-&-Pacific-Increase-is-Lower-than-non-M%C4%81ori/Pacific

Positive Signs in Infection Rates for Māori Communities
https://www.teaomaori.news/positive-signs-ethnic-covid-19-data-830am-newsbreak

Development of a Ngāti Hine COVID-19 Testing Station
https://www.teaomaori.news/ngati-hines-new-covid-19-testing-service-great-community

Ngā mihi nui,
Jett Sharp & Deane Ngatai-Tua
Pouawhina | Pouwhakarae
Auckland Emergency Management | Auckland Council

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Tangihanga Policy for COVID 19 – LINK

For Tangihanga Policy for COVID 19 please visit:
https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-novel-coronavirus-information-specific-audiences/covid-19-deaths-funerals-and-tangihanga

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Wharekawa Marae services

Tēnā rā koutou me ō koutou whānau,

Ka whakatairanga ake tō tātou Matua i te rangi, ka tahi ka rua, ka uhia tō tātou Kīngi Māori me tōna whare Āriki ki te Korowai manaaki. Tangihia rā ō tātou mate huhua, moe mai rā. Mihia te hunga ora e rongo tonu ana i ngā hihi o Tamanui te rā. Tēnei mātou o Wharekawa Marae, Whakatiwai, e tuku mihi ana ki a koutou e kaha nei ki te hāpai oranga i rō ō tātou hāpori Māori puta noa ki Hauraki, ki Tāmaki makaurau hoki. He pānui tēnei hei whakamōhio atu ki a koutou i ngā mahi i mahia, e mahia tonu ana e tō mātou rōpū. E nga rangatira o Ngati Paoa me Ngati Whanaunga, Wharekawa Marae has since inception of Alert 1 COVID19 disseminated information to whanau around the closure of Wharekawa Marae to any grouping, to ensure health and safety and whanau wellbeing.

Wharekawa Marae quickly responded by creating a draft Pandemic Policy to ensure these messages were adhered to immediately and into the future. This is to enlighten our Ngati Paoa, Ngati Whanaunga whanau whanui that Wharekawa Marae has undertaken a marae led approach to COVID19 ensuring our whanau needs from Waimango to Ngatea are taken care of. We quickly identified and assembled whanau leads that reside in these areas to be the conduit between assessing whanau need and agency delivery.

From this initial phase our marae identified the need to support our whānaunga at Makomako marae and immediately engaged. Wharekawa marae are co-ordinating this process and in collaboration with the HDC, TCDC, Te Korowai Hauora and HMTB facilitating;

Flu vaccination mobile clinic at Wharekawa Marae Friday 27thMarch 2020 in conjunction with Te Korowai Hauora services – 47 whānau

Organise water tank refills for whanau with HDC/TCDC

Organise whanau packs and food parcels with Te Korowai Hauora Services and HMTB Supply drinking water to whanau who were in desperate need as the water tank supply is currently in extremely high demand due to the drought

Organise a skip through HDC to service our whanau needs during the change of waste collection timetable over the next 4-6 weeks.

Wharekawa Marae is not open for any bookings over the duration of COVID19 Alert Level 4, and before the reopening of the marae we will endeavour to have a deep cleaning conducted to ensure health and sfatey standards are adhered to.

If anyone feels sick or has anxiety please go directly to MoH website or 0800 855 066

If you are in need of kai or water please contact Michelle Wilson

021 568 708 text

or email: michelle.wilson4@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

We will endeavour to supply your needs as soon as possible. Please keep an eye out on whanau you know are in most need at this time.

Marae Komiti Chair – Leo Tahitahi

Marae Secretary – Anahera Sadler

Marae Treasurer – Michelle Wilson

Marae Trustee Chair – Tipa Compain

Mobile: 0211759090

Email: tipa@xtra.co.nz