COVID-19 – unite for the recovery

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

COVID-19 Emergency Relief

Pūtea Manaaki COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund

Fund purpose

The purpose of the Pūtea Manaaki COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund is to:

  • Provide financial support to registered Ngāi Tahu whānau directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic for the purposes of retraining or to increase employment options.
  • Enable and support tribal members’ rangatiratanga (self-determination).

Find out more and apply for the Pūtea Manaaki COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund.

Ngāi Tahu Business

It is hard to overstate the economic impact the pandemic is having on businesses. The following is a good source of information on support available to business.

If you would like to support a Ngāi Tahu owned business please consider shopping with a business listed on #supportTahu.

Last updated: Wednesday, 1 July 2020.


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