HAURAKI MĀORI TRUST BOARD RESPONSE
DURING LEVEL 3 & LEVEL 2
COVID-19 ALERT LEVEL 2
Whānau, if you need any support, please get in touch on:
0508 4682 88 and firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on facebook
Message from David Taipari – Hauraki Māori Trust Board Chairman
Communication Through Level 2
- 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.
- Advocated with Prime Minister and government to get flu vaccination to 55+ Iwi members and those with underlying conditions eg. asthma, diabetes and respiratory problems.
- Promoting Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki flu vaccination programme while in alert level 4 and over the next few weeks.
- 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.
- We have held and plan to facilitate regular zoom meetings with Hauraki Iwi organisations and marae to share information and receive briefings.
- CEO update on Wednesdays at 7.45am and other days as needed on the Nga Iwi FM breakfast show with Rino & Murdoch.
- Made our Zoom licence available to Hauraki Iwi organisations and marae for the next 12 months to take immediate effect.
- Established an information hub for Hauraki Iwi, marae and whānau to access the information they need during Alert Level 4.
Iwi & Whānau Support in Level 2
- Mobile clinic set up for COVID-19 Testing and Flu Vaccinations (May 11th-16th) at Kennedy Bay, Coromandel, Manaia, Waihi, Paeroa, Kerepehi, Whitianga and Thames as a collaboration with our partners – WDHB, Hauraki PHO and Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki.
- Our mahi continues co-ordinating kai packs to over 1,500 Hauraki whanau and iwi members in Coromandel Peninsular-Hauraki Plains as well as some to Auckland.
- Co-ordinated with Otara CBAC to offer Hauraki Iwi members and Whanau living in South Auckland to be swabbed for COVID-19 test at Otara Market Carpark 7 days a week from 16 April 2020, 8am-4pm, Drive in.
- Co- ordinated with WDHB to make available priority Flu Vaccinations for Hauraki Iwi members & Whanau, living in Hamilton 22-24 April 2020 at Nawton, Melville & Fairfield.
- 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.
- Re-deployed staff and additional staff to support the Hauraki Covid-19 Alert Level 4 effort.
- Contacting education grant recipients to connect them with each other and harness their contributions to fight Covid-19 and contribute to wider Hauraki effort.
- Connecting Iwi members to support services and Civil Defence responses in Auckland, Hamilton and elsewhere in NZ
- Co-ordinating supply & delivery of 10,000+ Easter eggs in 2 shipments to iwi members through the food parcels & specific needs of Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki and Hauraki Māori Womans Refuge.
- Working with marae and iwi whanau networks to get water to them with water tank fill ups through Civil Defence.
- Service level collaboration with Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki, Te Whariki Manawahine o Hauraki, Hauraki PHO, National Hauora Coalition and others.
Doing more at Alert Level 2 – 4
- Held zoom meetings with Marae & Iwi organisations including updates from services and others
- Working with Nga Iwi FM to record messages from Pare Hauraki leaders to post to information hub and social media
- We are also making phone calls, sending emails and texts to check in with you to see if you’re ok
- Our whānau development services are operating as usual and education grants for tertiary study are open and available.
- Refocusing our marae grant programme to support ongoing needs of the Hauraki marae through Covid-19 lockdown and beyond into the recovery-opportunities.