The mahi tahi between Ngātiwai and Ngāti Hine kept on rolling during Alert Level 1 and also as we changed back into Alert Level 2.
The iwi collaboration quickly identified that many whānau were still finding things difficult due to pressures on households from COVID-19, so we continued our work in collaboration with our Ngāti Hine whānaunga.
Over the last three months the collaboration has seen Ngātiwai deliver kete koha to whānau around Whangārei who reached out to our 0800 number for support.
Te Manawaroa o Ngāti Hine delivered kete koha around Whangārei and into the Mid North.
Two Ngātiwai marae each week would receive 80 kete koha and meat for distribution to their marae uri.
We want to make a huge acknowledgment to United Fresh and Kiwi Harvest, with funding from the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI). The support from these organisations has been huge, and our whānau have appreciated the kai provided through these partnerships. We thank you all for your support!