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Tēnā koutou e te whānau,

Next week there will be a decision on whether we stay in Level 3 or drop to Level 2. We all hope for a speedy transition back to more normal life, but we need to be sure that Covid-19 does not re-establish in our communities.

That means work and learn from home if you can, and keep your bubble as small as possible. Thanks to all whānau who have helped eliminate the spread Covid-19 - keep going!

We posted some job and training opportunities on our website last week.
If you have opportunities to share, please email

Shane Graham, Pouwhakahaere (CEO)
Remember the golden rules as we wait for the announcement next week.

Kaupapa Ataawhai provides one-off, quick response financial assistance to our most vulnerable whānau who have been impacted by COVID-19 and the government restrictions. This includes:
  • Kaumātua 
  • People who are unwell 
  • People who have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 restrictions. 

Apply online

Apply online for a Kaupapa Atawhai grant.

Kaupapa Atawhai is a joint project between:
  • Ngāti Koata Trust 
  • Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Rārua 
  • Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust 
  • Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust (NRAIT) 
  • Wakatū Incorporation 
Are you registered?
Make sure we have your details – and details of rangatahi and mokopuna. If you know of any whānau who whakapapa to Ngāti Rārua but are not on our list, please get them to get in touch with us.
We are here for you and ready to assist.  
0800 642 847

Get your Flu jab

Regardless of our age or health status, we should all think seriously about getting a flu jab this season.

One in four people get the flu each year. If you have a chronic health condition, are aged over 65, have tamariki aged under four who have respiratory problems, or are hapū, then you can get your flu vaccination now and for free.

If you haven’t had one before e te whānau, now is the time, even if you do not fall into the above categories. It’s easy, doesn’t hurt and will help protect you. 

All you need to do is contact your GP.
Some pharmacies are also offering the free service.

Radio Rārua

To connect whanau, and help ease social isolation which has been made worse by Covid-19, we are trying something new. Radio Rarua is a short programme on Fresh FM, and will be available across Te Tau Ihu and also as a podcast. 
In our first episode we'll talk to Rima Piggott, and the week after, Molly Luke.

Where can I listen?

Fresh FM  is available in Wairau, Whakatū, Motueka and Takaka:
  • 104.8 Nelson Tasman 
  • 107.2 Nelson CBD 
  • 95.0 in Takaka 
  • 88.9 in Blenheim 

What time is the programme on?

9:30 am and 9:30 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
You can also find podcasts of the programme online at As programmes become available we’ll add them on our facebook page.
To register or update your contact details, contact us:

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Rārua
Tokomaru House

15 Kinross Street, Blenheim

PO Box 1026
Blenheim 7240
Phone  (03) 577 8468

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