Te Arawa COVID-19 are united on the ground with Whānau Ora’s Waiariki network distribution of 2,000 hygiene packs to vulnerable whānau last week.
Te Arawa Whānau Ora Collective are responsible for the packs and the distribution to families on the regional network, which includes Rotorua, Te Kaha, Ōpotiki, Whakatane, Tauranga, Taupo and Tūrangi.
Whānau Ora Navigators or Paeārahi identify whānau who meet the criteria set by the Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency.
Te Arawa Whānau Ora CEO Lorraine Hetaraka says, “We are working with our Waiariki network first, followed by our local whānau, and working with marae and iwi providers across the Te Arawa district to identify further whānau in need.”
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