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61 new cases of COVID-19
Media Release: 61 new cases of COVID-19.Read more

Ministry gears up for more COVID-19 testing
The Health Ministry has changed the case definition for testing for COVID-19..Read more

Testing will reveal true pandemic spread among Maori
A member of the Māori pandemic response group Te Rōpu Whakakaupapa Uruta says the extension of testing should give a better sense of the potential spread of the coronavirus into Maori communities..Read more

Cleaners the unsung heroes in pandemic battle
A tribute to some of the unseen heroes of the COVID-19 crisis..Read more

NZ Rugby League out of step with Pacific
The board of Tonga National Rugby League is seeking Maori support in what it describes as David versus Goliath battle with the code’s international governing body..Read more

Maori culture centre in Auckland infrastructure wish list
Auckland Council has flagged a Pasifika and Māori cultural centre at Manukau as one of the projects it could submit to a government team looking for infrastructure projects to boost economic activity in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic..Read more

Self reliance needed for economic restart
Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters believes the country is rediscovering its resilience and self-reliance through its response to the COVID-19 pandemic..Read more

Don't wait, get tested says Waipareira boss
Waipareira head John Tamihere says Māori have to get over their tendency to wait until they’re really sick before they go to a doctor..Read more

Swap gang patches for high viz says iwi leader
The chair of Wairarapa to Wairoa iwi Ngāti Kahungunu says the COVID-19 crisis is a reminder of the need to reach out to marginal and high risk communities like gangs..Read more

Middlemore unsuitable for COVID cases says disability advocate
A Māori advocate for the disabled is questioning a decision to designate Middlemore Hospital for COVID-19 cases..Read more

Infrastructure projects to counter pandemic hangover
The Government is looking for infrastructure projects that can reduce the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic..Read more

Waipareira Covid-19 Testing Station Opens in West Auckland
MEDIA RELEASE: Te Whānau o Waipareira has set up a drive-in assessment centre in west Auckland to serve whānau who have reason to believe they are at risk of Covid-19..Read more

Weekend test lull lowers new COVID-19 cases
Just 58 new cases of COVID-19 were announced today, 48 of them confirmed, but Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield says that probably reflects the fact fewer tests were done on a Sunday..Read more

Risk higher but pay lower for Maori nurses
The Nurses Organisation says the COVID-19 crisis has again highlighted the injustice of differential pay rates between DHB staff and nurses working for the community and Māori providers..Read more

Time to end short term forest focus
Forestry Minister Shane Jones says forest owners need to reassess their business in light of the COVID-19 crisis..Read more

Apanui ramps up boundary protection
Te Whānau ā Apanui has moved its lockdown alert to what it calls level five, discouraging people living in the rohe from moving outside..Read more

Creativity and crown action needed to restore lost jobs
Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones says COVID-19 will fundamentally change the New Zealand economy, and plans need to be made not to ensure young Māori and Pacific workers aren’t left out of any recovery..Read more

Korero the key to coping with COVID cares
Kōrero. Talk about it..Read more

Tamihere calls for time out on election
The Māori Party’s Tāmaki Makaurau candidate wants the election put off for a year..Read more

Waipareira joins testing regime
Te Whānau o Waipareira has opened a drive-in COVID-19 assessment centre at its Henderson Whānau Centre..Read more

Mass memorial could follow stripped down tangi
A Kiingitanga spokesperson says not having tangi is something Waikato Tainui has done before..Read more

Green beer a virus vector
A St Patrick’s Day party is being fingered for the cluster of COVID-19 cases in Matamata..Read more

Agency ramps up Maori distribution network
North Island Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency is ramping up its distribution system so it can get thousands of packs of hygiene products out to whānau around the country..Read more

Free flu jabs ready for under-65s with conditions
The Health Ministry’s deputy director-general of Māori health says many Māori may be missing out on flu jabs because they don’t realise what they are entitled to..Read more

No guarantee Maori COVID figure will stay low
A member of Māori pandemic response group Te Rōpū Whakakaupapa Urutā is warning a Health Ministry report that just 4 per cent of COVID-19 cases are Māori is no cause for complacency..Read more

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'Te Hononga' Urban Māori Stories
Where the Waipareira Trust pandemic response goes, NZ should follow
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: One of the biggest dangers we have right now with the pandemic is the lack of effective community wide testing.
Letting beneficiaries suffer during a pandemic is no solution
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: We have much to be grateful about regarding Jacinda's calm and graceful leadership during this latest crisis.
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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