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Ngāi Tahu Tourism hit hard by

Ngāi Tahu Tourism will put 10 of its businesses into hibernation for the foreseeable future, with over 300 kaimahi losing their jobs as a consequence. Mike Pohio, Chief Executive of Ngāi Tahu Holdings, spoke exclusively to Tahu News about the devastating effects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the iwi businesses and their kaimahi.

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COVID-19 pushes Māori gym owners into digital age

Christchurch kaihaka are getting haka fit online thanks to a whānau whose gym has been shut during the nationwide lockdown. Manu and Corey Hale own Hale Compound Conditioning and say while times are tough, they’ve found a way to reach out to their clients from the comfort of their own home. Tāwhiri Ruru with this…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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