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Tēnā tātou katoa,

There are 68 new cases in the community today, bringing the total number of cases to 277. There are 263 in Auckland and 14 in Wellington.

It’s important you continue to check the Locations of Interest.


Karakia Tumu Whakawātea

Create space, find connection, give thanks
To come together as one and karakia as one.

Join us from 7am to 7:45am on Friday 27 August for another nationwide karakia.


Mihi Whakatau / Karakia Whakatuwhera:  
Dr Tom Roa, Ngāti Maniapoto, Waikato, NZ Māori Tourism Kaumātua / Officer of the Board

Followed by:

  • Hīmene (He Hōnore) – Manaakiao Maxwell, Ngāti Porou, Ngai Tai, Te Whānau-a-Kai
  • Professor Taiarahia Black, Ngāi Tūhoe, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui
  • Hemi Sundgren Ngāti Toa, Ngāti Raukawa Atiawa ki Whakarongotai
  • Henare Johnson, Ngāti Manawa, Ngāti Porou, Tūhoe
  • Ngārimu Parata, Ngāti Porou
  • Hīmene (Aue Wairua) – Manaakiao Maxwell

Please feel free to join from wherever you are.

Make sure to make put this in your calendar / reminder. The link to join is:



Thank you to those who joined our webinar today. You can watch a recording of the webinar here. PASSWORD: Maoribusinesssupport123!

Click on the links to see the resources used in the webinar from  IRDPoutama and Tāpoi.


The MBR Tāpoi programme is a NZ Māori Tourism initiative designed to provide tailored support to Māori tourism businesses to help them through the effects of COVID-19.

This includes helping businesses work out if they need to diversify, restructure, and in some cases hibernate, sell or close.

The ultimate goal is to help Māori tourism businesses to survive.

To qualify for the MBR Tāpoi Programme, businesses must:

  1. Have been established prior to COVID-19 (before March 2020); and
  2. Have a minimum of one Māori shareholder/owner; and
  3. Demonstrate that tourism made up/makes up a portion of revenue either via international or domestic visitors.

You do not need to be a NZ Māori Tourism member.

Types of services include:

  • business advisory and planning,
  • accounting and financial services,
  • compliance (risk and safety management/requirements),
  • marketing

You can register for NZ Māori Tourism’s MBR Tāpoi Programme here.

If you have any pātai, then please contact the team at

Once registered, someone will be in contact within 24 hours to arrange a zui with our advisors to fully explore the support you require.

Tune into Māori TV for Mauri Reo Mauri Ora at 9.30am. The TV show is presented by teacher/presenter Ani-Piki-Tuari and educates and entertains kōhanga reo and primary school kids.

What Level 4 Lockdown means:

You can only leave home for essential personal movement, like to:

  • shop for groceries
  • access necessary healthcare
  • get a COVID-19 test or vaccination
  • exercise in your local area
  • go to work if you are an Alert Level 4 worker and you cannot work from home.

Noho ora mai,

NZ Māori Tourism


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