June 2020

WOCA Pack photo June v2

Maintaining good hygiene and sanitising practises is still important as the country moves to recovery phase in Level 1.

Tui Ora continues its support of whānau, vulnerable communities and the region at large with several initiatives taking place.

It has partnered with TSB Community Trust to set up a fund so priority groups can access appropriate COVID-19 health and safety support.  Those groups range from kura kaupapa Māori and kohanga reo to pā, marae and whānau Māori community groups.

Criteria includes resources, equipment and fixtures that contribute to safety and hygiene such as appropriate washing and sanitising areas and equipment, COVID-19 signage, tracking guideline systems, cleaning products and services, and replacement resources that relate to COVID-19 hygiene and safety. 

Meanwhile, more than 5000 Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency (WOCA) hygiene packs have been distributed over the past two months with hundreds being delivered this week to foodbanks in the region, WITT, local trusts, iwi and sports clubs. Last week deliveries were to primary schools, kura and kohanga reo.

Tui Ora continues its work alongside iwi and other partners in ensuring welfare needs are met, says CEO Hayden Wano.  Most of its services and programmes are running as they were before the Covid-19 lockdown or are transitioning back as part of the recovery phase.

Flu vaccinations continue to be important.  Registered patients of Tui Ora Family Health who fit one of the criteria below can be vaccinated for free. For more information contact 06 759 7310 or [email protected]

  • Hapū māmā (pregnant women any time during pregnancy).
  • People aged 65 years or older.
  • People aged under 65 years with diabetes, most heart or lung conditions and some other illnesses, see the table below for more details.
  • Children aged 4 years or under who have had a stay in hospital for measles, asthma or other breathing problems.

 For more information about the national Covid-19 response see https://uniteforrecovery.govt.nz/(external link)


For further information about Tui Ora’s services, programmes or recovery efforts contact CEO Hayden Wano [email protected] or Sarah Foy, Senior Communications Advisor 027 351 6803 [email protected]

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