Ngā Pae Tautoko is NPMs COVID19 response strategy. Our primary goal is to bring mātauranga, science, evidence and resources to the task of supporting advisors, decision-makers, iwi, our communities and whānau.
We are currently at ALERT LEVEL 2 from 11:59 pm on Wednesday 13 May, 2020 National State of Emergency COVID-19 after dropping from Alert level 3 which was initiated 11:59 pm on 27 April 2020. Prior to that, Aotearoa New Zealand went into Alert level 4 as of the 25 March 2020.
READ -> Ruānuku Emeritus Professor Ngahuia Te Awekotuku. In this commentary, Ngahuia reflects on the Māori practice of Kawemate as a way through and beyond Alert Level 4 Aotearoa National State of Emergency, a time when we are unable to give full effect to our Maori grief rituals. Ngahuia along with Prof Linda Waimarie Nikora lead the Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga project titled: Aituā: Death in a changing Māori World.