Issue #9

It’s been a long and challenging year and the arrival of Omicron has set another wero down in front us. But as we all prepare to take a bit of a break and spend some time with our whānau, we’ve been reflecting on our collective mahi this year.

Issue #9


E ngā pou whirinaki o te motu, tēnā koutou katoa,

It’s been a long and challenging year and the arrival of Omicron has set another wero down in front us.  But as we all prepare to take a bit of a break and spend some time with our whānau, we’ve been reflecting on our collective mahi this year.  We wanted to share a reel of the localised billboards that were produced with you over the past few months to support your vaccination campaigns. A variety of approaches were taken as you’ve considered what would resonate best with your whānau, hapū and iwi. Te Tai Tokerau and Taranaki are two recent examples of how distinctive each area is: after consulting with Te Kahu o Taonui leaders, Te Tai Tokerau used whakataukī to bring the historical into conversation with the present, and in South Taranaki, rangatahi ambassadors voiced the reasons why they vaccinate.

It has been a privilege to work with so many of you on this and other related mahi. We will be back in touch as the mahi continues in January and we continue vaccination efforts, including immunising tamariki aged 5-11 and getting booster shots for our kaumātua and the rest of our whānau. Our Karawhiua website has been updated to reflect the recent announcements around this. 

In the meantime, enjoy the Karawhiua Billboard Reel!

 Kia haumaru te haere, kia ngahu te noho tahi I ēnei hararei.