Tēnā koutou te whānau whānui o Hokonui Rūnanga
During these strange and worrying times we hope you are all well, practicing excellent hand and cough hygiene, staying close to your homes and maintaining physical distance (2 metres) from those not in your household. This is a new concept to most of us and it takes deliberate thinking and action to not greet others in the usual way with a kiss, hongi, handshake or hug.
Keep in touch - questionnaire
Kia ora! Hokonui Rūnanga want to check-in with you, and see if we can help you and your whānau in any way through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please fill out the questionnaire below and give as much information as you can. It’s important that you complete as many details, so that we can help you.
Please download the questionnaire to your computer and fill it out using Adobe Reader. You won’t be able to edit the document online.
Not sure how to fill out the form using a computer?
No problem - give us a ring and we’ll fill it out over the phone for you.
Phone: 03 208 7954 or 027 236 7655
Need help with your finances?
Good Shepherd NZ has repurposed their No Interest Loans (NILS) to provide quick financial relief for people impacted by COVID-19.
Find out more about No Interest Loans.
Keep warm this winter
Find out if you are eligible for the Winter Energy Payment - an extra payment to help with the cost of heating your home over the winter months.
If you are eligible - you don’t need to apply - you’ll get it automatically.
Although the influenza vaccination won’t protect whānau from COVID-19, it will help protect against a serious disease that kills hundreds of New Zealanders every winter.
Find out if you’re eligible for a free flu vaccination.
See our Frequently Asked Questions page for commonly asked questions.
Learn more about the COVID-19 virus and why it’s so important to wash our hands and keep surfaces clean.
PPE for Essential Workers
If you’re an essential worker, you’ll need to keep yourself safe during this time. You’ll also need to protect those in your ‘bubble’ when you return home.
There are now strict rules put in place during Alert Level 4 for when loved ones have passed away. These rules apply to everyone, every culture, every religion.
See the latest information from the Ministry of Health relating to Tangihanga - amended guidelines.
23 March 2020
Hokonui Rūnanga is closed to the public effective immediately due to the Government’s directive to activate Level 3 COVID19 Alert, and our concern for the community.
We will do our best to keep you informed of developments from the Rūnanga perspective.
Our aim will be to send brief updates (as we get them) several times a week. Remember the Rūnanga Facebook page is also a source of news.
If you have changed address or phone, please let the Office know so we can update our records.
The marae / rūnanga will be closed for all hui, meetings and gatherings until at least the end of April. We will be monitoring the situation and may well extend the closure beyond that date. You will be informed of any change to the closure of the marae.
While the marae is closed you can still contact the office in a few ways:
phone: 03 208 7954
Te Kakano Health Clinic
These have been cancelled until further notice.
We will update with more information on this service as we get it.
If you see Nadine regularly and need to talk to her please contact our office and well will give you a contact number.
Kaumatua Health Day
Our Kaumatua Health Day for April is cancelled.
We will assess the following ones closer to the time.
Our Social Services workers are putting in place a kaumatua contact plan for this Covid-19 period to ensure they have support with the essentials. We anticipate whānau will be active in support of their kaumatua but want to make sure no one is overlooked.
If you want to make sure you’re on the contact list or if you would like to volunteer to assist, please phone the Rūnanga Office and we’ll pass on your details.
Let us know if you prefer to be contacted using one of the following and let us know how to contact you: