IWI & WHĀNAU SUPPORT
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- Regular liaison with Iwi Chairs (Hauraki, Maniapoto, Raukawa, Waikato) to review and co-ordinate regional initiatives in response and partnering with lead government agencies and local government.
- Promoting Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki COVID vaccination programme while in alert level 1-4.
- Operational local and regional co-ordination at Chief Executive level with government departments, and with Civil Defence Welfare Committee and others as we are an essential service provider.
- CEO update on Wednesdays at 7.45am and other days as needed on the Nga Iwi FM.
- Made our Zoom licence available to Hauraki Iwi organisations and marae for the next 12 months as required.
- Updated the information hub for Hauraki Iwi, marae and whānau to access the information they need during Alert Level 1-4.
Iwi & Whānau Support
- Working with our partners, NZ Food Network, MSD and other donors to distribute kai packs to vulnerable iwi members, the community including food banks on the Coromandel Peninsula and Hauraki Plains.
- Established a Kaumātua Outreach & Community Connector service linking whānau to government department services making sure they get the support they are entitled to.
- Supplied cereals and milk power to our Kōhanga Reo for tamariki breakfasts.
- Distributed $100,000 to 86 iwi members studying for tertiary education qualification this year.
- Open the Manaaki Hub in Paeroa, provide kai packs and kaumātua support services.
- Increased focus on outreach support for Kaumatua and Kuia well-being for those 55+ iwi members residing in the Matamata-Piako, Thames-Coromandel and Hauraki districts.
- In the Wakatiwai – Kaiaua area, which is the subject of a Section 70 Health Order, we have supported the kaumatua and whanau with masks, sanitiser, and urgent food. From 20 September to 23 September the equivalent of about 7,000 meals has been supplied to approximately 60 whānau comprising over 200 persons including many kaumatua looking after their mokupuna
- The Manaaki Hub is supplying awhi kai (urgent kai) to isolated rural Māori communities such as: Kennedy Bay, Manaia, Kaiaua and Kerepeehi. Along with this we are supporting food banks across the Coromandel Peninsula.
- From 17 August 2021 to 23 September 2021, we have supplied the equivalent of 39,000 meals to whānau in urgent need of food.
- Our social services are checking with whānau regularly and supporting approximately 700 people within our services.
- Kaumātua Outreach services continue to contact and support our kaumātua through-out Coromandel Peninsula and Hauraki Plains.