Smart, practical and collaborative: Manaaki Tairawhiti Covid-19 Response
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| 30th April 2020

Regional social sector forum Manaaki Tairawhiti will bring agencies and providers together to help local whanau over the coming months, says Manaaki co-chair Herewini Te Koha.

“We’ll need to be smart, practical and collaborative, and I’m sure we will.”

THE mission to rebuild the local economy through the Tairawhiti Regional Recovery Plan is well under way as the nation starts life under Covid-19 Alert Level 3.

Tairawhiti Rau Tipu Rau Ora — a regional recovery governance group — met late last week to discuss the issues, challenges and opportunities ahead of the region’s communities.

The group consists of Gisborne Mayor Rehette Stoltz, iwi chairs and chairs of Hauora Tairawhiti, Trust Tairawhiti and Eastland Group.

Mayor Stoltz, who is a co-chair of the group, believes Tairawhiti is in a steady position to be built back up again after more than four weeks under Level 4 restrictions.

“Our regional economy has some good bones to help us bounce back,” she said.

Co-chair Selwyn Parata said he was pleased the group was building on existing governance and operational infrastructure such as the TEAP (Tairawhiti Economic Action Plan) and Manaaki Tairawhiti, rather than creating something new.  Read more



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