August 23, 2021
Kai packs and jabs as marae meets lockdown need
A south Auckland marae manager says people are anxious and scared with no end in sight for the COVID lockdown.
Manurewa Marae runs a vaccination service, and it is also handing out about 150 food packs a day.
Takutai Moana Natasha Kemp says whānau are heeding the stay home message – because they don’t have any options.
"They can't got to the supermarket when they have all their tamariki at home with them because you are only allowed to go in one at a time. They don't have the pūtea, the resource to go out shopping, so the marae is doing what we can in partnership with Auckland City Mission in order to get kai out to whānau," she says
Takutai Moana Natasha Kemp says Manurewa Marae is giving priority to Māori and Pacific in its vaccination programme, and they can come in for their first jab even if they don’t have a booking.
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