Unite against COVID-19 and Te Rōpū Whakakaupapa Urutā are your best sources for information on novel coronavirus COVID-19.

Noho atu ki tō kāinga kia ora ai te iwi – stay at home to save lives

The health and safety of whānau and kaimahi is important to us. In accordance with the alert level 4 rating for COVID-19, we all must stay at home and leave only for essential services such groceries, banking, and going to the pharmacy. You can also take a walk, run or bike ride in your neighbourhood, but please remember to maintain social distancing of 2 metres from any people you encounter who are from outside your household ‘bubble’.

Kaumātua and whānau with underlying health conditions should stay home at all times and arrange with a friend or whānau member to drop groceries and medication to you.

In line with this alert level, Te Whare o Te Waipounamu is closed until further notice. However, our kaimahi are working from home. The best way to contact us is by emailing [email protected] or calling 0800 KAI TAHU (0800 524 8248).


Key Information

Unite against COVID-19

COVID-19 advice for Māori
Te Rōpū Whakakaupapa Urutā, the national Māori pandemic group

Healthline for COVID-19 advice and information
0800 358 5453

Ministry of Health updates

Tangihanga guidelines during alert level 4
Tangihanga information [PDF]

Mental Health Foundation
Mental wellbeing

Financial support
Available financial support mechanisms

Last updated: Thursday 2 April 2020.