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.
- During the Delta lockdown from 17 August 2021 to 31 October 2021, the Manaaki Hub supplied the equivalent of 59,000 meals to 2,500- 2,800 people, in 500-600 whānau homes.
- This awhi kai (urgent kai) was dispatched to our rural Māori communities – Kennedy Bay, Colville, Manaia, Waiomu, Thames, Kaiaua, Kerepeehi, Paeroa,Te Aroha, Whangamata and Whitianga. We also supported community food banks across the Coromandel Peninsula.
- In the Upper Hauraki area (Mangatangi,Kaiaua, Wakatiwai) which was locked down, under a Section 70 Health Order, from 21 September 2021 to 25 September 2021, the Manaaki Hub supplied the equivalent of 7,000 meals to about 60 whānau comprising over 200 people including many kaumatua looking after their mokupuna in large multigenerational households.
- Supported a pop up Pataka Kai at Wakatiwai with bulk kai (meat, fruit & vegetables, frozen & dry goods) and essential items such as masks, sanitiser & gloves.
- Our iwi social services are supporting about 700 whānau regularly throughout the Hauraki Plains and Coromandel Peninsula
- Kaumātua Outreach services continue to contact and support our kaumātua in the region.
- Since November 2021 under the Care In Community response and the new Community Protection Framework(CPF),the Manaaki Hub supplies kai to those whanau who are required by the health agencies, to isolate at home, due to being COVID-19 positive or a close contact.