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Dr Rawiri Taonui |Covid-19 Update for Māori 03 April 2020 | International Comparisons Cases and Testing
New Zealand has 71 new cases today and 868 cases in total, a rise of 12.2% from yesterday..Read more

Ministry of Health: COVID-19 update
Media Release: 71 new cases of COVID-19.Read more

Quick fix for online COVID dole
Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni is encouraging people to go online to the My MSD website as the first point of call if they want to apply for benefits or food grants..Read more

Kiwifruit growers struggling for pickers
Come and pick kiwifruit..Read more

Motel space for refuge overflow
As Women’s Refuges around the country maintain the lockdown at their safe houses, the collectives are scrambling for extra space..Read more

Council welfare service could plug iwi gap
Tāmaki Makaurau MP Peeni Henare believes many of his constituents will benefit from an Auckland Council initiative to help people struggling to access basic household supplies..Read more

Iwi urged to reach out to gang whanau
Police Deputy Commissioner Wally Haumaha says gang families need to be included in wider iwi efforts to help whānau deal with the stress of the level four COVID-19 alert..Read more

COVID checkpoints flush out drug runners
Police Deputy Commissioner Wally Haumaha says COVID-19 checkpoints may be crimping the drug trade in some vulnerable communities..Read more

Masks giving false sense of safety
Whānau are being warned against masks which make them feel a false sense of security about coronavirus infection..Read more

Tauranga Arts Festival goes online as lockdown escape
Tauranga Arts Festival has started putting content online as a substitute for its cancelled Queen’s Birthday weekend Escape! Festival..Read more

Bauer pulls plug on iconic NZ magazines
New Zealand’s media landscape just got a lot smaller with Bauer Media shuting its New Zealand operations..Read more

Dr Rawiri Taonui: Covid-19 |Daily Update for Maori | The Debate about Wearing Masks
Dr Rawiri Taonui: New Zealand has 797 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and increase of 89 from yesterday..Read more

Pandemic slowdown kickstart to low emission future
Greens co-leader James Shaw says the economic slow-down caused by the COVID-19 pandemic needs to be used as a way to think about how the economy can be retooled for a green future..Read more

Kaitaia hotspot for COVID rule breaking
More police are being sent to the far north after concerns from Kaitaia GP Lance O’Sullivan that many people seemed to be flouting the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions..Read more

Hands-off approach keeps foodbanks runnng
Foodbanks are experiencing a doubling in demand at the same time their normal systems for getting and distributing food have been constrained by the level four COVID-19 lockdown..Read more

Ministry of Health: Media Release
Media Release: Today there are 76 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 13 new probable cases. There are no additional deaths to report..Read more

COVID-19 Welfare Facts
Getting the help and support you need..Read more

COVID slowdown kickstart to low emission future
Greens co-leader James Shaw says the economic slow-down caused by the COVID-19 pandemic needs to be used as a way to think about how the economy can be retooled for a green future..Read more

Motel space share for refuge overflow
As Women’s Refuges around the country maintain the lockdown at their safe houses, the collectives are scrambling for extra space..Read more

Ngapuhi to get testing centre
Rūnanga chair Mere Mangu says people who feel they may need a test are asked to ring 0800 NGAPUHI to book an appointment and to receive health and safety attendance instructions..Read more

Uncertain path for Te Matatini
Organisers of next year’s Te Matatini national kapa haka festival in Auckland face a long period of uncertainty about whether the festival can go on..Read more

Ngati Hine develops pandemic response
The chair of Ngāti Hine says there’s a real sense of goodwill in the Northland iwi as it faces up to the challenge of fighting COVID-19..Read more

Separation sometimes best counter to violence
There’s a call for emergency accommodation to allow men at risk of being violent to undertake the lockdown away from their families..Read more

Dr Rawiri Taonui: Covid-19 Daily Update for Maori April 1 2020
Today Covid-19 cases in New Zealand rose by 61 to 708. Māori cases rose by 8 to 46. Māori are now 6.5% of all cases compared to 5.9% yesterday and 4% on March 29..Read more

Iwi want tougher enforcement of lockdown
The National Iwi Chairs Forum’s Pandemic Response Group is calling for stronger enforcement of the Alert Level 4 lockdown..Read more

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Dr Rawiri Taonui: Covid-19 Daily Update for Māori April 1 2020
Today Covid-19 cases in New Zealand rose by 61 to 708. Māori cases rose by 8 to 46. Māori are now 6.5% of all cases compared to 5.9% yesterday and 4% on March 29.
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