If you are experiencing hardship kaua e whakama - there is assistance available.
Whānau Direct funding is available for any whānau in the Te Arawa rohe who have experienced financial hardship as a direct result of Covid-19. The grant is available to help with essential living expenses, including the power bill, Wi-Fi or internet, rent, firewood, and urgent assistance with kai – particularly for households with tamariki. Applicants must provide proof of residence and evidence of the expense, such as a screenshot of their utility bill. You can apply directly by calling 0508 TE ARAWA (0508 832 7292) or Ngā Kākano can tautoko you to apply (contact Vicki on 027 554 1138 or 573-0660).