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Paerangi: New digital platform to help Māori community during COVID-19

May 08, 2020 at 2:43 PM

From the Paerangi Media Release

New digital platform to help most vulnerable in Māori community during COVID-19

A new digital platform created by Māori organisations is helping to support Tamaki Makaurau’s more vulnerable whānau during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Paerangi ( is an online information and referral centre designed specifically for whānau hauā (whanau with impairments), nga marae and kaumātua. There is also a support/information phone line (0800 100 132).

It offers website, social media and telecommunications for COVID-19 official information and a directory of support which is simple, easy to find and whānau-relevant. This includes everything from referrals for health, housing and job loss advice to information around tikanga and tangihanga.

Considered the first of its kind in Aotearoa, Paerangi provides information in audio and text conversational English, Te Reo and NZ Sign Language. It has been created in collaboration with Te Roopu Waiora, Te Kōtahi ā Tāmaki and Te Ohonga and has support from across the public and private sector.

Click here to check out Paerangi

Click here to download the Media Release

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