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Published: 23 August, 2021

Assistance with food

Kia ora koutou,


There may be support available from MSD for employers, employees and those who have lost their job or had their income reduced, for assistance to buy food.   Please use MyMSD or phone 0800 559009 for help.


If people do not qualify for a payment for food from Work and Income, a local foodbank may be able to help.  Find them here: (Foodbanks).  There are contact details for some of our Region’s foodbanks at the end of this email.


If people need help to collect food or have it delivered, they could talk to family, whānau, friends, iwi and neighbours to see if they could deliver essential items, remembering to take precautions to keep safe.  Or they could try food delivery such as supermarket home delivery, food parcels, frozen pre-prepared meals, subscription food boxes (like My Food Bag and Hello Fresh) or any other whole-food delivery service.


If people can’t access any other support, they can contact their local Civil Defence and Emergency Management (CDEM) Group:



Phone 03 5460200



Phone 03 5438400



Phone 03 5207400



West Coast

Phone 03 7699323




Phone 027 566 3064



Foodbank contacts:


Victory Community Centre

·       2 Totara Street, Nelson, phone (03) 546 8389, email:; visit


Nelson Community Foodbank

·       166 Tahunanui Drive, Nelson, phone (021) 022 234, email:; visit


Kai with Love

·       Warring Carpark, Oxford Street, Richmond, phone (021) 622 361, email:; visit


Salvation Army – West Coast

·       141 Tainui Street, Greymouth, phone (03 768 5045, email:; visit

·       20 Henley Street, Westport, phone (03) 789 8085, email:; visit


Salvation Army – Nelson and Marlborough

·       57 Rutherford Street, Nelson, phone (03) 548 4807, email:; visit

·       35 George Street, Blenheim, phone (03) 578 0862, email:; visit


Te Pataka

·       Phone (027) 258 1613, email:; visit


Poutini Waiora

·       12 Revell Street, Hokitika, phone (03) 755 6572, email:; visit


Published: 28 July, 2021

Te Kotahi o Te Tauihu Charitable Trust

Tēnā koutou e te whānau


Te Kotahi o Te Tauihu Trust was set up by the eight iwi of Te Tauihu o Te Waka-a-Māui (the top of the South Island) to realise our shared aspirations for the Māori communities of Te Tauihu.

Working collaboratively as part of the official Civil Defence Covid-19 response in Te Tauihu (the top of the South Island), we saw that a wide range of better solutions were possible in areas that were common to us all.

To continue this collaborative approach and to ensure we have a roadmap for the future.


In February 2021 Te Kotahi o Te Tauihu Charitable Trust was formed by all eight iwi to realise our shared aspirations across four areas:


Whāngai | Feeding our people; Tāwharautia | Shelter & Support; Whiwhi Mahi | Work & Training; and Whai Oranga | Holistic Wellness.

In addition to our core mahi, we will ensure our collective voice is heard and helps guide decision making in Te Tauihu, while also focusing on raising public sector cultural capability and capacity in use te reo Māori me ōna Tikanga a rohe in Te Tauihu o Te Waka ā-Māui.

Click here and like our page for contact info and updates whānau


If you would like to utilise our support for your whānau or have any questions, please fill out the attached referral form and email to


Ngā mihi nui

Te Kotahi o Te Tauihu Charitable Trust referral form - (112 KB Adobe Acrobat PDF file) »

Published: 28 May, 2021

Kia Kotahi Te Hoe Waka


Te Tauihu panui - COVID-19 vaccine roll-out

Kia ora koutou katoa, Te Kotahi Te Tauihu Charitable Trust is working closely with Te Piki Oranga and Nelson Marlborough Health to bring you updates about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout and and how it effects Iwi, hapū and whānau.

We are sharing the Be a doer! Karawhuia campaign to emphasise the collective reasons to get vaccinated but recogise getting vaccinated is an individual’s choice.

Karawhuia complements the All-of-New Zealand campaign run by Unite Against COVID-19 and the Ministry of Health. It is part of a multi-pronged approach to reach as many people as possible.

For the rest of the year we will be sending you regular panui to share across your networks to keep whānau informed with activities being held across Te Tauihu. We also have some Karawhuia resources to share.

As well as being contacted by your GP when it’s time to get vaccinated, Te Piki Oranga are running a number of education and vaccination clinics. The clinics will be published on Te Piki Oranga website. We will also pop them on Facebook and share those links with you to share with whānau.

The free Pfizer vaccine is currently available to whānau in Te Tauihu if you are:

  • age 65 and older
  • disabled
  • pregnant (any trimester)
  • have a relevant underlying health condition*
  • live in custodial settings.

Anyone with an underlying health condition (as at 21 May) which includes:
serious and chronic respiratory conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic kidney/renal disease, diabetes, coronary heart conditions, stroke, hypertension (high blood pressure), cancer, excluding basal and squamous skin cancers if not invasive.

If you need to travel overseas, you an apply for an early vaccine on compassionate grounds or for reasons of national significance.

For more information about the vaccine visit:

Protecting whānau is what we do.
Visit for more information about the campaign.

Upcoming Te Tauihu vaccination clinics will be published on the Te Piki Oranga website. We will keep you updated.


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