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Tangihanga COVID-19

Last updated Friday 11 August 2020.

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Aue te mamae e haehae ake nei…

Ka huri ki te hunga ora, tēna tātou katoa,

As we have seen in Aotearoa and across the world, COVID-19 can be spread more easily and quickly when groups of people gather together. Tangihanga and funerals create a particular risk because of the amount of physical connection when people are grieving. With the release of the Tangihanga Alert Level 3 guidelines from the Ministry of Health, we have adapted our Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei guidance as follows:

Alert Level 3 – Tāmaki Makaurau only

During Alert Level 3, our Marae, our wharenui Tumutumuwhenua will remain closed.

  • Ōrākei Marae is closed for all hui including tangihanga.
  • The Ōrākei urupā will be open for burial.
  • In the event of a bereavement in your whānau, there will be a lot of guidance from the hospital and funeral homes on what will happen.
  • Please see the official Ministry of Health Guidelines on COVID-19 Funerals and Tangihanga.
  • There may be restrictions on whānau who are outside of Auckland but want to bury at Ōrākei (subject to being allowed to transport the tūpāpaku to Ōrākei).
  • One of the first things to do is appoint a whānau member to liaise with funeral directors, health providers and/or police.

We have created a detailed Level 3 guidelines resource around the management of tangihanga on Ōrākei Marae. To read, click here

Alert Level 2 – Outside of Tāmaki Makaurau (within New Zealand)

  • Please keep an eye on the Ministry of Health website for an update regarding tangihanga Alert Level 2 guidelines.
  • With Auckland in Level 3, there may be further restrictions on whānau who are outside of Auckland but want to bury at Ōrākei (subject to being allowed to transport the tūpāpaku to Ōrākei).

Kaiwhakarite

We have appointed kaiwhakarite who are available to talk to, provide
guidance and assist you during this time.

Wyllis Maihi +6421 903 545.
Taiaha Hawke +6421 518 230.

He Ringa Āwhina.

A resource to help whānau self manage tangihanga in alignment with tikanga Māori including karakia, mihimihi, waiata and karanga to use during time with your loved one who has passed.

NWO Tangihanga Guidelines Alert Level 3.

A detailed Level 3 guidelines resource around the management of tangihanga on Ōrākei Marae.

Uncle Matt Maihi – 3 April 2020

Renata Blair, Trust Board Member – 7 April 2020

 

 

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Annual General Meeting 2020

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