COVID-19 updates 30 April 2020

COVID-19 update

There are still 28 cases in Northland, of which 22 have recovered and 6 are active.

There are still 223 cases in Waitematā of which 181 have recovered and 39 are active, 173 cases in Auckland of which 151 have recovered and 22 are active, 124 cases in Counties Manukau of which 108 have recovered and 16 are active. 

Nationally, there is 1 new confirmed case and 1 probable case of COVID-19. All of these cases can be traced to a known source. The total number of COVID-19 cases is now 1,474, of which 126 are Māori. There are 6 people in the hospital with COVID-19. 1,229 people have recovered, which equates to around 83%. The total number of testing now sits at 128,073. Police have recorded 104 breaches in the first 18 hours of Alert Level 3, in addition there were 742 complaints of businesses not complying. Early figures show that ECE attendance was 7,713 and for School attendance was 11,846.

We are now at Alert Level 3. Unless we are required to travel for work, School, exercise or gathering essentials, you should continue to STAY HOME and SAVE LIVES! KIA KAHA WHANAU!

Alert Level 3 – know what you can and can’t do


As of Tuesday 28 April, we are all noticing the increase in cars, people wanting their favorite takeaways and more businesses opening in a contact-less environment.

​However, Alert Level 3 is more about slowly opening the economy again, its not a time to start socializing again.  We must still keep our bubble exclusive, maybe just extending that slightly to include someone that is close to you and is maybe vulnerable at this time in needing your support.

There are many warnings from New Zealand’s leaders – we must not be complacent.

We must use some common sense around what we have learnt from Level 4!

Click here to read all you need to know

Click here to read how NZ behaved on day 2 of Alert Level 3

Northland 11 days without a new case, 75% recovered

​Three-quarters of Northland\’s positive Covid-19 cases have recovered. Eight identified as Māori, 18 as European, and two were classed as ‘other’.  Northern Advocate article here:
 Covid-19 coronavirus: Northland 11 days without a new case

He Korowai Trust

He Korowai Trust Ricky Houghton has been living alongside vulnerable whānau in emergency housing. He says the experience has given him a true understanding of people facing homelessness.

The key challenge will be how we continue to support these whānau outside of COVID-19 lockdown levels:  Harsh realities of whānau in emergency housing

Tautoko – Te Tai Tokerau

A Facebook network, Tautoko has been established throughout different regions of the country, which is dedicated to supporting Māori business and the Māori economy. The network includes Waiariki, Te Tai Hauāuru, Te Moana a Toi, Ikaroa Rāwhiti and Te Tai Tokerau.

The Te Tai Tokerau Facebook page is here, so please feel free to share, like and follow.

Are you a Māori business in need of assistance?

NZ Māori Tourism, FOMA, POUTAMA, and the Māori Women’s Development Inc. have united to fully utilize our collective resources, expertise, and networks to support you as Covid-19 continues to impact on us all.  The 0800 line will be open from 8 am – 8 pm Monday to Friday.   This service is available to all Māori businesses adversely affected by Covid-19. The Covid-19 Māori Business support line for Māori businesses was launched to give you direct access to specialist advisors who can provide the support you require as business owners and employers during these difficult times.

Poutama website

Do you have time to complete a questionaire?

Auckland University is undertaking a Māori Identity and Financial Attitudes Study, which is currently on its 3rd round of data. The study will provide important information and data sets on Māori. This is a long-term study and people are invited to complete the survey as part of the second wave of data collection.
As a sign of appreciation, everyone who completes the questionnaire will be entered into three prize draws for $1000 grocery vouchers (total prize pool $3000).  Prizes will be drawn in November 2020.
Further details here.

Water issues – Māori left out of decision making

Water issues are prevalent around the country and particularly places where drought has been dominant such as Northland and Hawkes Bay. Maori respond by feeling like they have been left out of the solution decision making. Last year $30 million was set aside from the Provincial Growth Fund to help locals in Hawkes Bay address water issues with a very clear directive that Māori and economic social wellbeing be prioritised.

This has not transpired as outlined by Te Ao News.

Over 65?  Here is some help to stay strong and healthy!

ACC are helping over 65’s stay strong and healthy in their bubble by bringing an exercise programme for house-bound older people to TV screens around New Zealand as part of a new collaboration with TVNZ and partners across the health sector. Hosted by former-Silver Fern Bernice Mene, the Saturday morning show Healthy For Life will start on 2 May on Channel 1.

​Click here to learn more.

Alert Level 3 – Funding for warmer winter homes

Over a thousand insulation and heating installers are back on the job this week to make New Zealand homes warmer and drier under the Government’s Warmer Kiwi Homes Programme before winter arrives.

Energy and Resources Minister Dr Megan Woods announces here:
Warmer Kiwi Homes reboots in Level 3

Music for the soul tonight

Thanks to Live Nation and Vodafone, we get the pleasure of Vodafone Lounge Jams, a live stream concert series featuring some of our best home grown Kiwi talent, in support of MusicHelps Live. Its free, and it’s for everyone.

Tonight on the 30th April they are welcoming Katchafire to the stage from 7pm tonight! 

Click here to be part of the Event!


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