COVID-19 updates 15 April 2020

COVID-19 Update

As of the morning of the 15th of April 2020 there are currently 26 cases in Northland and today there are 8 new confirmed and 9 probable cases of COVID-19. The total number is now 1,366, of which 112 are Māori. There are 15 people in hospital with COVID-19, three are in ICU and one is in critical condition.Yesteday four more people have died of Coivd-19 and we acknowledge them and send our thoughts to their whānau. All four were men, with three of them being residents at Rosewood, Burwood Hospital in Christchurch. 628 people have recovered from COVID-19.

​Be safe, stay how as reach the end of week three.
Kia kaha tatou!

​Taitokerau Call On The Protection Of Traditional Fishing Needs

Te Kahu o Taonui which is a collective of Taitokerau Iwi Chairs and CEOs from Te Aupouri, Ngāti Kuri, Te Rarawa, Ngāti Kahu, Ngāi Takoto, Ngāpuhi, Kahukuraariki, Whangaroa, Ngāti Wai and Ngāti Whatua ki Kaipara have collectively acknowledged the Government has put a comprehensive ban on all non-essential fishing activities.

Te Kahu o Taonui understand these directives, however Ngāti Kahu Chair Margaret Mutu says “there is growing unease from Taitokerau about the Government\’s heavy handed and uncoordinated approach to the application of law, especially when it comes to interfering with the traditional fishing needs of our collective Iwi and whānau.

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Support for whānau in Northland left without jobs due to COVID-19

Our whānaunga, Ministry of Social Development Northland Regional Commissioner, Eru Lyndon and his team are working hard to support whānau affected by Covid-19. We mihi to them for all for their important mahi supporting vulnerable kaumātua, people and whānau.

​Please have a listen to Eru\’s kōrero with Māori TV to explain the mahi they have been doing and what support they can offer.
Whānau are advised to to get in touch with the service on their website ( or by calling 0800 559 009.

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Level 3 water restrictions come in force

Level 3 Water restrictions come into force from 8am tomorrow and allow people to use a can to water gardens and a bucket to wash vehicles, windows, buildings and paved areas.
Use of a sprinkler or irrigation system and hosing gardens and filling swimming pools from mains supply are not allowed.

Still wash your hands properly whanau, this does not effect anything around good hand hygiene.

We know people may possibly use more water just by being at home on lockdown.
But be mindful how long your in the shower, turn the tap off when you brush your teeth, no water blasting, no washing the house etc.

We are still in drought whanau – be water wise!

For our whanau out on the coast or in rural areas on tanks, if your having issues with water contact us on 0800 119 725 and we will try in assist you with the council.
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Some good advice!

​Some good advise from our whanaunga Huhana Lyndon.

While it is ok to wear a face mask say when you go to the supermarket for example, don\’t stand there \”tutuing\” with it on your face every 2 mins as it defeats the purposing of wearing a mask if your hands are coming into contact with your face.

With just over week to go whanau, keep doing the right things and we will get through this.

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Mauri Reo, Mauri Ora – Kura Wharekura!

The Ministry of Education has partnered with Maori TV to deliver an educational TV channel for our tamariki during lockdown.

Mauri Reo, Mauri Ora is a series of programme content that focuses on entertaining and educating Wharekura. Began today and will screen Weekdays, 9.00am – 3.00pm on Te Reo Channel.

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