Iwi urging Maori to get vaccinated
A declaration from representatives of 17 iwi in the Bay of Plenty is being broadcast to Māori throughout the rohe today, urging them to get vaccinated and protect each other in the face of Covid-19.
Te Rūnanga Hauora Māori o te Moana a Toi, the Māori Health Rūnanga who partner with the Board of the Bay of Plenty DHB, has today released a stirring appeal to all descendants of Toi.
Rūnanga chairperson Linda Steel and deputy chairperson Kipouaka Pukekura, hope Tikanga Hou will provide a powerful call to action for
Toi was an ancient explorer, a pioneering ocean voyager who was one of the first to land at Whakatāne and establish a settlement there.
Deputy chairperson Kipouaka Pukekura.
Te Rūnanga Hauora Māori o Te Moana a Toi
The Bay of Plenty DHB Māori Health Rūnanga
Tihei Mauri Ora ki te whei ao, ki te ao marama.
We acknowledge the Creator of all things.
Karanga mai ki te mano ki te tini o Toi Mai I Ngā Kuri a Whārei ki Tihirau kia tautoko tēnei kaupapa whakahirahira, e kii anei, te VACCINATION.
The Māori Health Rūnanga is made up of the 17 Iwi throughout the Bay of Plenty who are calling upon you, all the descendants of Toi, of Mataatua waka, Takitimu waka, Tainui waka, Te Arawa waka, who have not been vaccinated, to PLEASE go and get VACCINATED.
“In the now is all time”
This means that what we do today matters for our tomorrow. We must work together to ensure we leave flourishing legacies for our future generations.
I am a descendant of Toi
I have a vision – When my whanau flourish, I thrive
The only way we can do that is to:
• protect ourselves
• protect our whānau
• protect our whakapapa
• protect our history
• protect our upcoming generations
- protect the multitudes of Toi
Te waka o Toi – we all row our canoe for change because:
The only way to protect our whakapapa from COVID is to CHANGE OUR MINDSET AND VACCINATE
E te Iwi, heed the karanga and do it for yourself and your whānau
Whāngaia ka tupu, ka puāwai.
That which is nurtured, blossoms and grows.