Karakia to lift rāhui imposed during Covid-19 Levels 4, 3 & 2
Please take some time to watch this video from matua Barney Thomas, the CDEM Te Tauihu iwi lead – Tikanga and Marae, which is about the tikanga we will follow as a collective of iwi and mataawaka residing in Te Tauihu.
A rāhui was put in place at the beginning of the lockdown. Now, it’s time to lift this through the use of karakia.
“So whānau, looking forward to lifting the rāhui, hopefully going back to something we recognise as being normal. There have been many learnings over the period of lockdown, and hopefully, we can talk about those during our reflection time after karakia.’
Details are below for the virtual karakia session – please add this to your calendar.
Date: Monday 15 June
Time: 7pm (Zoom open from 6.45pm)
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/342520144
Meeting ID: 342 520 144
(6) Tainui (whakakapi)
(8) Time of reflections
Heoi anō, kia mataara tonu tātou, we must stay vigilant, we remain in a global pandemic and the threat of COVID-19 continues. We can ensure the continued safety of our whānau by maintaining basic health and hygiene measures. These include:
washing your hands,
coughing or sneezing into your elbow,
staying home if you’re sick, and
while not required, it’s good to be aware of physical distancing when out and about, especially with those you don’t know.
Alert Level 1 – What does it mean for you and your whānau?
Alert Level 1 will see us returning without restriction to work, school, sports and domestic travel, and we are allowed to get together with as many people as we want.
This means you and your whānau can hold weddings, funerals, tangihanga, birthday parties, all without restriction on numbers and anywhere in the country. It’s still important that we keep the basic hygiene measures that worked so well through all Alert Levels.
We should all continue to keep track of where we’ve been and who we’ve seen – this will help with contact tracing if needed. We must also self-isolate immediately if we are told to do so by health authorities.
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A great time to join this vibrant organisation and help bring to life their role as kaitiaki/guardians of people, place and planet.
Shane, Juanita, Hine and Michelle at Tokumaru House.
Moving back to the Rūnanga office
Our staff are now working from our Wairau and Whakatū offices.
We have well established health and hygiene controls in place. You can keep contacting us through email@example.com or 0800 642 847 and keep safe!
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