Resources for Māori

This pages has resources and links for wāhine Māori related to the COVID-19 response.

COVID-19 information

Mā tātau katoa e ārai atu te COVID-19. Iwi and Māori with Government agencies are working together to slow the spread of COVID-19.

National Māori pandemic group

Here you will find information and resources specifically for Māori about the COVID-19 pandemic. This information has been developed by leading Māori medical experts for whānau Māori.

Māori business response

Māori businesses have a dedicated 0800 helpline to coordinate direct access to specialist advisors who can provide business owners and employers during these difficult times.

Mental wellbeing

The Mental Health Foundation has advice for maintaining mental health.


New research from Te Pūnaha Matatini estimates Māori and Pacific populations could be impacted by COVID-19 at a rate more than twice that of Pākehā.

Whānau ora - Te Ika a Maui/North Island

Whānau Ora is a culturally-based, and whānau-centred approach to wellbeing focused on whānau as a whole, as the decision-makers who determine their goals and aspirations. 

Building on the strengths and capabilities of whānau and wrapping the necessary services and support around them to get better outcomes and create positive changes. In areas such as health, education, housing, employment, improved standards of living and cultural identity.

Whānau are supported to fully realise the confidence, mana and the belief in self, family and community.

Whānau ora - Pūtahitanga

Maanaki20 is all about keeping whānau connected and informed, and inspiring whānau by sharing stories of what we’re doing to keep each other healthy, well and connected.

Māori women's health

This site has information on Māori women's health.

Te reo Māori education resources

This site has information has resources for those teaching and learning te reo Māori.


The Ministry of Health guidance on tangihanga and updated guidance for Alert Level 2.