COVID-19 IWI RESPONSE2021-12-05T21:55:23+00:00

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“Our priority is to ensure we protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff and whānau, with a particular focus on protecting those of our whānau members who are most vulnerable to severe illness including pāhake”

-Butch Little (Chair of Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust)

Show us your protected and go in the draw to WIN

Ngāti Tama is promoting the vaccination of whānau with our 10-week competition. We are asking whānau to show us they have received the COVID-19 vaccine to go into a weekly draw to win amazing Tama prizes. Entries will be entered into each week, giving whānau more chances to win.


  1. Log in to the Ngāti Tama Whānau App
  2. Upload a photo of your Vaccine Record Card, or photo or video of you in the clinic receiving your vaccine
  3. Tell us why you decided to get the vaccine
  4. You are in the weekly draw to win

Whānau can also send their entries to


Ngāti Tama support for whānau


Ngāti Tama Trustees have updated the “Covid Recovery and Response Plan” to provide additional support to whānau during this time of Covid-Delta. Whānau can now apply for one of two support streams through our Ngāti Tama App; either a $200 kai pack or a $200 grant. These are available to all registered Ngāti Tama members, 18 years and older.

We are currently taking applications through our secure, online app and will be calling our pāhake and whānau without an email sometime next week. We encourage all whānau to use our secure online portal and email if you have trouble signing in.

Order a Kai Pack OR apply for a Relief Payment

$200 kai pack delivered to your home
  • Tell us the number of whānau members in your whare/home
  • Confirm delivery address for your kai pack
$200 COVID-19 Delta relief payment
  • Confirm your bank account information. Verification via photo of a bank statement or screenshot of online banking.
  • Whānau who applied through the app for the 2020 Covid Relief payment will still have their banking information saved on our file, you will still need to verify this information.


Energy Grant

This Grant is closed for 2021 and will reopen in May 2022

Ngāti Tama Trustees approved an energy grant payment of $100 per household to support whānau through winter.
To apply, email with your energy bill (power or gas). Ngāti Tama will credit $100 direct to your energy provider account. Please check that the bill shows address, account number and ICP number. Please note that the payment is one per household, and for households who have not already received firewood.

Covid-19 Relief Grant

If you are experiencing hardship due to loss of income because of Covid-19 then we may be able to support you with a financial grant under our Covid-19 Relief Grant.
Download Covid-19 Relief Grant Application

Manaaki Grant

If you think there are exceptional other circumstances that we should consider in supporting you with a financial grant then apply for a Manaaki Grant – up to $500 per annum.
Download Manaaki Grant Application

Stay at home in your bubble

Feeling unwell? Call your doctor or Healthline on 0800 358 5453 about getting testes

Wear a mask and keep a 2m distance from others

Keep on scanning QR codes

The vaccine will help protect our whānau against Covid-19

Additional COVID-19 support

Te Tauihu Vaccine Clinics

Kei te pēhea koutou?
We have changed our whānau hotline number after a few issues.
Whānau Māori in Te Tauihu needing support can now call 0800 514 358 or email
If you have ANY questions or needs around kai, housing, employment/training or wellbeing, we have got you! Maybe you need meds picked up or someone to do the shopping for you? We can awhi.
PLEEEASE don't be whakamā - we are here to help.
“Kia Kotahi Te Hoe"

Access to food and essential items

Talk to your family, whānau, friends and neighbours to see if they could deliver essential items to you.

Try food delivery such as supermarket home delivery, food parcels, frozen pre-prepared meals, subscription food boxes (like My Food Bag and Hello Fresh) or any other whole-food delivery service.

If you need food urgently, your local foodbank may be able to help.

Find your local foodbank(external link)

You can get financial assistance for food through Work and Income.

Support for whānau

Whānau Ora helps whānau access health and welfare services, and meet basic needs for food, accommodation, heating, internet connectivity, water and sewerage.

You can contact Whānau Ora on:

Financial support

There may be support available for employers, employees and those who have lost their job or had their income reduced, or assistance to buy food.

Visit the Work and Income website for urgent financial support and ongoing needs. You can apply for a main benefit online and check your eligibility for food assistance.

In MyMSD you can check your payments, tell MSD about changes and apply for a benefit or NZ Super

You can also use the COVID-19 financial support tool on the Unite Against COVID-19 website to see what support is available to you.

COVID-19 Vaccination

If you are eligible, you can book your COVID-19 vaccination now.

COVID-19 vaccines

NZ COVID Tracer App

If you have questions or feedback about the NZ COVID Tracer app:

In your email, include your phone’s make and model, the operating system you’re running and, if your query relates to an issue you are experiencing, a brief description of the issue.

Business Advice

A free COVID-19 business helpline service is available for all New Zealand businesses. This includes sole traders.

Get support and advice on:

  • government financial support, for example Wage Subsidy Scheme and Resurgence Support Payment
  • what different Alert Levels mean for your business
  • business continuity
  • finding free or subsidised expert help, for example a business mentor or advisor.

Employers can also get specific advice on people challenges, including staffing changes, employee wellness, and meeting your health and safety obligations.

To find out more call 0800 500 362 for North Island, or 0800 50 50 96 for South Island.

Operating at Alert Level 4

If you have an enquiry about the Alert Level 4 rules or if you are unsure if you can operate, you can call 0800 424 946 for advice.

Finding a Job

Contact Work and Income if you’re looking for work or have a vacancy that needs to be filled.

Employee Rights

Contact Employment NZ or visit their website for information on your rights as an employee.

Safty at work

Contact WorkSafe for information on working safely.

Wellbeing helplines and support

If you feel you’re not coping, or you have concerns for others, it’s important to talk with a Health professional. The following helplines are available for people needing help.

Addiction Support

The Alcohol Drug Helpline offers free support if you have concerns about your drinking and drug use, or  someone else’s. A trained counsellor is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Child Safty

Call Oranga Tamariki if a child or young person is unsafe, not being cared for, or separated from their parents or caregivers.

Family violence services

Mental wellbeing helplines

If you feel you are not coping, it is important to talk with a health professional. There are helplines available that offer support, information and help. All services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Sexual violence services


Covid-19 Level 4 Lockdown

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Tēnā tatou e te iwi o Ngāti Tama ki Te Tauihu,   We have been here before whānau, lockdown. The Ngāti Tama office is closed, however staff are working from home and preparing for whatever [...]

Mai i Hawaiki rā anō ki Te Tauihu
Ō tatou tūpuna i heke mai ai, i hōrapa mai ai,
i puawai mai ai. He aha ai? Kia tika ai te kī
Tama tū ki Te Tauihu, Tama ora ki te ao.
From the distant Hawaiki to Te Tauihu
Our ancestors migrated, populated,
and prospered. For what purpose? To ensure that
Ngāti Tama thrive in Te Tauihu and flourish in the world.