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Mā wai rā e taurima

May 25, 2020

How do we make sure that our tikanga will guide us in whatever we do?

Whether your marae is planning to open or you’ll be holding hui and tangihanga at home, here are some things to think about as we make informed decisions around tikanga while the coronavirus pandemic and rāhui continue. Shout out to Ngati Hine a Hineamaru for sharing some simple messages and clear whakaaro. Hui mate plan - Marae and whānau should develop a hui mate plan so you’re ready. Register the hui mate - Funeral directors need to register the hui mate with the Ministry of Health Liaison - who will liaise with whānau pani, police, health officials, funeral directors? Comms - who will oversee internal hapū comms and external pānui? Wāhi tapu and takahi whare - make sure you’ve planned for these, too Capacity - do we have the capacity to oversee the entire hui mate process? Duration - how long can you sustain the hui mate? Digital contact tracing - marae can register with MoH to get a QR code so all whānau and manuhiri can track their contact. Whare kai - sharing kai can be a risk right now. Prepare kai packs for manuhiri to take home with them Hygiene and safety - Do you have all the hygiene, cleaning products, and hand sanitiser to keep everyone safe? Koha - how will manuhiri offer their koha? Mā wai rā e taurima? Mā tātou.

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