Omicron Resources

When you want to find out about Omicron, the wider COVID-19 pandemic and the vaccination programme, it’s important to look for information in trusted places.

Here you’ll find information and resources collated specifically for Māori, by Māori. It will give you a reliable headstart in understanding how we can all make it through.

National information & resources

Unite Against COVID-19 is a government-initiated website that has everything you need to know about COVID-19 in one place. It includes comprehensive health advice, specified information for at-risk individuals, help for those practising self-isolation and important resources.

Te Rōpū Whakakaupapa Urutā – National Māori Pandemic Group. Here you will find information and resources specifically for Māori about the COVID-19 pandemic. This information has been developed by leading Māori medical experts for whānau Māori.

COVID-19 is changing our daily lives. It’s important to look after our wellbeing and the wellbeing of our whānau and community as we get through this – together. The Mental Health Foundation has created a page dedicated to info for mental health support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Karawhiua is a unifying campaign for whānau, hapū, iwi, and Māori communities to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Karawhiua is led by Te Puni Kōkiri (Ministry for Māori Development), co-delivered by Te Hiringa Hauora (Health Promotion Agency) and supported by the Ministry of Health and the Unite Against COVID-19 teams.

Ngāti Rangatahi is a National Campaign Group focusing on the relationship between Rangatahi Māori and the Vaccination roll-out – NGĀTI RANGATAHI!


Te Waipounamu information & resource

Te Kotahi o Te Tauihu Charitable Trust was set up by the eight iwi of Te Tauihu to advance health and wellbeing, alleviate poverty, ensure adequate food and housing are available and promote education and skills within the communities of Te Tauihu and in particular our Māori communities.

The purpose of Te Pātaka is to support whānau Māori who are experiencing hardship throughout Te Tauihu by providing packages of care, aroha and follow up support to equip whanau to take the lead in reaching their potential.

We are here to support Ngāi Tahu whānau now during this challenging time and into the future. If you or someone in your whānau receive a positive COVID-19 diagnosis please ring 0800 KAI TAHU so we can discuss how we can best support you.

Ōtākou Health Limited created Te Kāika, a village of integrated services dedicated to a holistic approach on improving and maintaining whānau wellbeing. Located in the heart of the Caversham community in Dunedin, Te Kāika is built on partnership which currently delivers integrated health, social, employment, education and whānau services.

Koha Kai is a Community Connector and Food Secure Communities Provider as registered through MSD. If you are isolating because you have COVID-19, or you are isolating because a member of your household has tested positive for COVID-19, you can contact us for help and assistance.

Manaaki Mai, Manaaki Atu

Manaaki Mai, Manaaki Atu – Tā Mark Solomon

Getting vaccinated – and getting tested when you have symptoms – is a small price to pay for the wellness of your wider whānau
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Manaaki Mai, Manaaki Atu – Helen Leahy

I spend my life thinking of ways that I can provide my kids with the best future possible and enable them to walk forward with confidence.
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Manaaki Mai, Manaaki Atu – Kylie-Jane Phillips

I also talked about it with my whānau, and I listened and heard about their experiences of getting the jab and why they chose to do it. And I came back with my decision. I’ve been vaccinated and I am proud of it.
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