HAURAKI MĀORI TRUST BOARD RESPONSE
DURING LEVEL 1 & LEVEL 2
COVID-19: NEW ZEALAND IS IN ALERT LEVEL 1
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Communication Through Level 1 – 3
- 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 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.
- We have held 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 1-4.
Iwi & Whānau Support in Level 1 / 2
- Working with our partners, NZ Food Network and Anchor’s Christmas Appeal distributed a pallet load of Kai Packs to vulnerable iwi members, and the community on Coromandel Peninsular.
- Established a Kaumātua Outreach & Community Connector service linking whānau to government department services making sure they get the support they are entitled to.
- From March to December 2020 provided over 60,000 emergency meals to iwi members, whānau and the community in Coromandel Peninsular, Hauraki Plains and other regions through our Manaaki Hub with the support of our partners.
- Supplied cereals and milk power to our Kōhanga Reo for tamariki breakfasts.
- Distributed $100,000 to six Marae to meet COVID-19 impacts, repairs & maintenance, equipment and a feasibility study for a major capital project.
- Distributed $100,000 to 77 iwi members studying for tertiary education qualification this year.
- Open the Manaaki Hub in Paeroa, provide kai packs and kaumātua support services.
- 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 to 31 July 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.
- Connecting Iwi members to support services and Civil Defence responses in Auckland, Hamilton and elsewhere in NZ.
Doing more at Alert Level 1 – 4
- Our Whānau Development Services and Manaaki Hub Services are operating as usual.
- Leadership participation in Caring for Communities and Civil Defence forums in recovery period and COIVD-19 resurgence planning.
- Kaumātua Outreach services continue to contact and support our kaumātua through-out Coromandel Peninsular and Hauraki Plains.
- Regular broadcasts on Wednesday mornings on Nga Iwi FM giving up to date information.
- Reopening Marae, Sports, Education and Mātauranga (Culture & Arts) grants to support ongoing needs into the recovery- period.
- Held zoom meetings with Marae and iwi organisations, constant checking in via phone calls, emails and texts to relay key information and check in with you to see if you’re ok.