E mihi ana ki a tātou i runga i ngā āhuatanga o te wā. E whakaarohia ana rātou ngā tūroro me te tono ki te Atua kia manaakitia rātou me ō rātou whānau i tēnei wā, ā, haere nei te wā. Ka mihia hoki koutou kei temura o te ahi, kei ngā kaimirimiri i te ngākau marū, tēnā koutou katoa.

 As we batten down during these unprecedented times, we, ngā uri ō Ngāi Hāua must prepare as best we can for whatever the immediate future holds for us all, for each other, ourselves and our mokopuna. We do this alongside our iwi whānaunga of Whanganui, Tuwharetoa, Maniapoto and all of our Marae in our Rohe including our whānaunga tautoko in Te Ranga Tupua (Whanganui nui tonu, Ngā Rauru kī Tahi, Ngāti Apa-Ngā Wairiki and ngā iwi o Mōkai Patea).



This week we’ve formed a Cluster with our Iwi whanaunga through the various local health providers in Taumarunui and Marae Cluster Chairs, supported by Te Puni Kokiri. This Cluster is to support co-ordinated assistance for our kaumatua and whanau in crisis. This co-ordination includes making sure we are front and centre at Ruapehu District Council with Civil Defence and in the Emergency Operations Centre, Action Plannings meetings. This ensures that Māori are represented, have a voice and receive access to essential services and support when needed. We have also supported our kuia, kaumātua and Marae Trustees to postpone all gatherings, close Marae and discuss the tikanga for tangihanga.

We are a resilient and resourceful people in times of challenge and we will rise to this one.

Please whānau it is so important to practice and follow the guidelines from the DHB.

If you’re not sure what these are, here is a summary:

Please behave like you have Covid-19.

  • Stay home!
  • No contact/movement outside your home. Outside your
  • Kia haumaru te noho
  • If you need to move outside your bubble; glove up, mask up and maintain a 2-metre distance from


We will continue to be looking out for our older and more vulnerable whānau members. Please whānau remember to isolate as much as possible and manaaki one another through this time. But if you need further support please ring either of these two phone numbers:

Ring 0800 292 428 or our land line 07 896 6595



We have been slowly connecting with our local whanau to make sure they are informed, safe and supported. Whanau you will get a call from us or all of us as we work through our databases andwhanau networks. If we haven’t contacted, please be patient we’re getting there. If you don’t receive a call by the end of next week, it will mean we do not have your correct contact details or most up-to-date ones. Please whānau contact these numbers or email to update your details.

We are here to tautoko you during this time:

Ring 0800 292 428 or 07 896 6595 Email:

Our Facebook page is: Ngāti Hāua Taumarunui



Te Ranga Tupua have established a hub from which advocacy and support for our people will be coordinated, anticipating that escalation of this situation would quickly occur. Te Oranganui is part of that effort and together are in constant contact with the DHB, Police, District Councils, Civil Defence and government

ministries and agencies advocating for the most vulnerable: our people who tend to be forgotten in such emergency situations. Te Ranga Tupua are constantly linked to the local emergency and health networks as well as government wide agency responses and have staff committed to gathering timely and accurate information.

Please ring the Te Ranga Tupua 0800 202 004 if you need advice and support

We stress that in terms of medical advice the Ministry of Health Covid-19 health line will continue to be the first point of contact which is 0800 358 5453.

Whānau, stay home, stay safe, keep in touch with your whānau. Kia haumaru te noho.


Click here – Whanganui District Health Board

Click here – Waikato District Health Board

Click here – Taumarunui Korkiri Trust

Click here – Tangihanga Guidlines COVID-19

Click here – Family violence support COVID-19