Ngā Pae Tautoko is NPMs COVID19 response strategy. Our primary goal is to bring mātauranga, science, evidence and resources to the task of supporting advisors, decision-makers, iwi, our communities and whānau.
We are currently at ALERT LEVEL 2 from 11:59 pm on Wednesday 13 May, 2020 National State of Emergency COVID-19 after dropping from Alert level 3 which was initiated 11:59 pm on 27 April 2020. Prior to that, Aotearoa New Zealand went into Alert level 4 as of the 25 March 2020.
WATCH --> Dr Hayley Cavino of Ngāti Whitikaupeka and Ngāti Pūkenga lives in New York State. It is one of the hardest hit areas of the USA. Commenting on the inequitable impact of COVID-19 on African Americans, she urges us at home in Aotearoa, to be vigilant.
READ -> by Ruānuku Emeritus Professor Ngahuia Te Awekotuku. Extending on her earlier commentary titled "Thoughts on dealing with tangihanga during Coronavirus", Ngahuia turns her attention to the importance of remembering and memorialising as Māori whānau grapple with the challenges of grieving during Alert Level 4 Aotearoa National State of Emergency, a time when we are unable to give full effect to our Maori grief rituals. Ngahuia along with Prof Linda Waimarie Nikora lead the Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga project titled: Aituā: Death in a changing Māori World.
WATCH--> Professor Jenny Lee-Morgan messaging on "Noho ki te kāinga" - Stay at Home during COVID-19 Alert level 4 Aotearoa/New Zealand State of Emergency. Jenny is Director of Ngā Wai a Te Tūī at NPM partner institution Unitec. Amongst others, she leads programmes of research on pūrākau, te reo revitalisation and the role of marae in the housing crisis.
WATCH --> Dr Joseph (Joe) Te Rito messaging on hygiene practices. Made during COVID-19 Alert level 4 Aotearoa/New Zealand State of Emergency. From Rongomaiwāhine and Ngāti Kahungunu iwi, Joe is passionate about promoting the oral language of his elders as the exemplars for second-language learners of Te Reo Māori.