COVID-19 assistance for iwi

E te iwi Māori, anei ngā whakamārama mō te kaupapa āwhina a Te Arawhiti

Te Arawhiti has assisted iwi with their COVID-19 responses by:

  • distributing funds
  • providing tools and resources
  • connecting iwi with other agencies to help with issues on the ground


Pandemic response plans

As part of this funding stream, Te Arawhiti supported iwi to create (and update) their pandemic response plans.

Te Arawhiti thank iwi for agreeing to make their plans public as examples to assist others plan their COVID-19 response.

Temporary law changes

Post-settlement governance entities and other iwi entities can work safely and effectively in the traffic light system because of temporary legislation.

The COVID-19 Response (Management Measures) Legislation Act 2021 brings back temporary relief measures from last year’s COVID-19 Response (Requirements For Entities—Modifications and Exemptions) Act 2020. The key part of the Act for entities is Schedule 4, Part 2.

Marae guidance

Keep whānau and manuhiri at your marae safe

Since March 2020, marae across Aotearoa have made pandemic plans that set their own tikanga for the circumstances in which they will permit gatherings to ahead. Marae will continue to decide whether to permit gatherings.

If gatherings are permitted, the guide below can help you to know what to do to keep whānau and manuhiri at your marae safe and well during this time.

Please note that this guide was originally developed for use within the COVID-19 Protection Framework – known as the traffic light system. This system was removed on 13 September 2022. While this guide is being updated, please ignore any references to capacity limits.

He kupu āwhina i ngā marae, COVID-19 guidance for marae

Other COVID-19 assistance

He waka eke noa – we are all in this together is the New Zealand government source of information on COVID-19.

Find out how the government and other agencies can help iwi, Māori and communities through the links in the drop-down menu below.