Please see the updates below relating to COVID-19

For national updates about COVID-19, head to the COVID-19 website:

COVID-19 Update: 3 April 2020


With the number of positive COVID-19 cases within our Iwi boundaries continuing to rise, its more important than ever to stay home, noho ki te kainga. Maintain your bubbles. Look after one another.


The Te Ranga Tupua Iwi Collective have a simple message for all our whaanau...


If you or anyone you know needs support contact the Te Ranga Tupua Response hub on 0800 202 004

#stayhome #stayalive #protectyourWhānau


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COVID-19 Update: 6 April 2020


Tangihanga Guidelines:


Ko te ora te mea nui...
During this uncertain time preserving life is paramount and we need to ensure we keep everyone safe, even in response to te karanga o mate.

Kahurangi Tariana Turia and Poukōrero Turama Hawira have compiled this message for our people, to sit alongside the the guidelines developed by Che Wilson to assist us in this space.

You can download Che's Channel - Te Paepae Waho tangihanga guidelines here:


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COVID-19 Update: 1 April 2020


As the fight against COVID-19 carrys on, our Te Ranga Tupua Iwi Collective continue to come together for the well-being of their people...


“During times of crisis, we know that our people are those who are hit the hardest.......So as early as Alert Level 1 we started mobilising a response to reassure and tautoko our people.”


Read more here:



COVID-19 Update: 3 April 2020


Whānau, if we all work together, we can slow the spread of COVID-19 simply by:

  • Washing your hands for 20 seconds and drying well
  • Coughing or sneezing into your elbow
  • Checking on kaumātua and vulnerable whānau often
  • Getting outside into the garden or your backyard to soak up the vitamin D (sunshine)

Lets all do our part.. Together!!

For more information about how to slow the spread of COVID-19, head to the COVID-19 website: 

COVID-19 Update: 30 March 2020


Since the COVID-19 outbreak this year, Te Kaahui o Rauru have been working closely with the Te Ranga Tupua Iwi Collective as well as the Taranaki Iwi Chair Forum to ensure that our uri have been captured and looked after during the National Level 4 Lockdown.


Our facebook page has been active with up to date information since before the lockdown commenced and we are working with a large group or experts to provide information and resources to our Ngaa Rauru uri.


A recent confirmed case of COVID-19 has resulted in the establishment of a Community Based Assessment Centre (CBAC) in Waverley which is accessible for the Waverley community.  If you or someone in your whaanau feel you may have COVID-19 symptoms, please call your GP or the COVID-19 Healthline number on 0800 358 5453.


Te Ranga Tupua Iwi Collective have also set up a Response Hub in Whanganui however are servicing everyone in the Whanganui, Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi, Ngaa Wairiki – Ngaati Apa, Mookai Paatea and Ngaati Rangi rohe. If you are in need of assistance of any sort, please don’t hesitate to cell on the free phone number 0800 202 004.



COVID-19 Update: 31 March 2020


Below is a great resource to help keep whaanau informed at this time.  The important things to do are:

  • keep Safe & maintain your bubble
  • check on kaumaatua and our vulnerable whaanau
  • unless your travel is essential - STAY HOME!! E noho ki te Kainga...