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Lockdown opens up reo Māori opportunities online

Reo advocates are embracing technology to encourage more te reo Māori in the homes. Kotahi Mano Kāika, Kotahi Mano Wawata are running a special kaupapa during the nationwide lockdown in the hope of capturing reo Māori at home. Tāwhiri Ruru with this story.

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Ngāi Tahu Tourism hit hard by
COVID-19

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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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.

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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…

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