Our Stories

Tikanga put to the test under alert level three restrictions

The whānau of Tuahiwi musician, Jimmy Brennan, said they attempted to keep to tangihanga restrictions under alert level, but were overwhelmed when around 130 people turned up. Dave Brennan organised his brother Jimmy’s tangihanga and said any harm done was unintentional. Henare Te Aika-Puanaki with this story.

Read More

Ōtākou whānau resilient in COVID-19 response

Ōtākou whānau are presenting a united front as the country continues the battle against COVID-19. Te Rūnaka ō Ōtākou spokesperson, Michelle Taiaroa says their elderly are vulnerable and they aren’t taking any risks. Tāwhiri Ruru with this story.

Read More

Haka challenge to battle domestic violence

It’s no secret many whānau are under pressure during the strict conditions of New Zealand’s efforts to combat the Coronavirus . This Friday a nationwide campaign will launch using haka to help whānau through these trying times.

Read More

Ngā Hau e Whā Covid-19 Testing Station

Get yourself hot kai, good kōrero and a COVID-19 test down at Ngā Hau e Whā Marae, east Ōtautahi whānau. Even if you’re not feeling sick or showing any symptoms, it’s important as many whānau as possible are tested all around Aotearoa.

Read More

Look after your kaimahi and business will be well

E hoa mā, missing your FUSH and Joe’s Garage Wigram fixes? Ko tāua tāua! Owner Anton Matthews shares his concerns about the effects of lock-down on his kaimahi and businesses here in Ōtautahi. We hope to see his, and other Māori businesses, open again as soon as the alert levels lower. Tūwhitia te hopo, mairangatia…

Read More