Maungaharuru Tangitū supporting whānau to stay safe, well and connected.  

  • Manaaki Tāngata – checking in with our whānau 
  • Rāhui – staying home and practicing physical distancing
  • Oranga – maintaining yours and your whānau wellbeing physically, emotionally and spiritually
  • Kaua e whakamā – Don’t be shy, if you or somebody you know needs help – please reach out.

#noho kāinga #noho haumaru

Lacey Winiata – our whanaunga Lacey Winiata, an essential worker living in Taitoko (Levin) shares the seven tikanga for Alert Level 3. 

Click here to watch Lacey Winiata’s video

Guy Te Kahika – Chairman, Tangoio Marae reminds whānau to stay safe and well connected during these testing times.  Sharing about our tikanga and how these support us to be well and safe. 

Click here to watch Guy Te Kahika’s video

Bevan Taylor – He mihi aroha nā Matua Bevan ki a koutou katoa.  “It is an important time to care for each other and love and be kind to each other.” 

Click here to watch Matua Bevan’s video

Shane Taurima, Chair of Maungaharuru Tangitū Trust, Taurima shares about the challenging times we are in, and what is most important. He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata- it is our people.

Click here to watch Shane’s video

Jared PullarChair of Maungaharuru Tangitū Rangatahi Committee sends his thoughts to whānau in our third week of lockdown.

Click here to watch Jared’s video.

James Lyver, General Manager, Maungaharuru Tangitū along with regional leaders supporting communities.  He waka eke noa – we are all in this together.

Click here to watch James and community leaders’ video.

Hori Reti, – Te Heamana, Te Taiwhenua o Te Whanganui a Orotū, talks about their mahi in the rohe with Te Kupenga Hauora hub.

Click here to watch the video on Te Ao Māori News, Māori Television

MTT Hui ā-Tau (AGM) & MTT Trustee Nominations – POSTPONED

Due to the Coronavirus lockdown and restrictions on hui, MTT has decided to postpone the MTT Hui ā-Tau (AGM). Therefore, in accordance with clause 7.1 of our Trust Deed, the AGM scheduled for Saturday 1 August will be postponed to Saturday 26 September 2020, starting at 10am at Tangoio Marae.

The Call for Nominations for the two vacant MTT Trustee positions that were due by next Tuesday 14 April has also been postponed. The new dates will be advertised as soon as possible.  Click this link for the Trustee Nominations Process

If you have any questions, please contact, (06) 835-3300 or 0800 TANGOIO (all calls are being diverted).

Tangoio Marae bookings during Covid-19

Pānui from the Tangoio Marae Trustees:  “In response to the Ministry of Health information and advice on COVID-19, the Board of Trustees for Tangoio Marae have cancelled all bookings to at least Easter 2020 with a view that it may extend this closedown period further.  We apologise to those that have booked the marae, however the priority is to slow the spread of COVID-19 and minimise the risk to our whānau.  We will be refunding any payments that have been made and will update accordingly as we assess the advice and information that we receive.”

Tangihanga during Covid-19

Tangihana during these turbulent times is difficult.  Having conversations within your whānau, whilst uncomfortable, is a good way to discuss this difficult topic.  You can click here to find this information or follow this link 

Important numbers

  • Tīhei Mauri Ora (Covid Emergency Response Centre – if you or whānau are in need of kai): 0800 211-024, 06 211-0242 or email
  • General health enquiries: 0800 358 5453
  • Free government helpline: 0800 779 997 (8am – 1am, 7 days a week)
  • Free counselling service: Call or Text 1737
  • MTT General Inquiries: 0800 TANGOIO, 06 835-3300 or
  • For more information and daily updates click here –

Resources – there are bilingual resources for whānau to use that include:

  • a whānau plan
  • keeping our kaumātua and whānau safe
  • whānau wellbeing
  • personal wellbeing
  • protecting whānau
  • everyday life
  • essential resources

Click here to view all the resources in te reo Māori and English

KAUA E WHAKAMĀ – Don’t be shy & please reach out

We understand it’s a tense time for most whānau. Covid-19 is nerve-racking, and it’s rapidly impacting the way we socialise, do mahi, travel, and live. We know many whānau are feeling anxious, stressed, worried and scared.  If you’re struggling or know someone that is, then please reach out – Kaua e whakamā – Don’t be shy.

Our key messages are still important for us all at Alert Level 4 and 3

  • Manaaki Tangata – checking in with our ‘Whānau Pounamu’
  • Rāhui  staying home and physical distancing
  • Oranga – maintaining your wellbeing physically, emotionally and spiritually.
  • Kaua e whakamā – Don’t be shy, if you or somebody you know needs help – please reach out.

He waka eke noa – we’re all in this together.

He aroha whāereere, he pōtiki piri poho

Aroha = affection, sympathy, charity, compassion, love, empathy

Whāereere = mother

Pōtiki = youngest child (but in this context, small child)

Piri = cling, keep close

Poho = chest, source of affections.

While this whakataukī talks specifically about a mother and a small child it also alludes to the deep affection and connection between a mother and her child that endures well beyond the early years.