Help us to keep covid OUT of Tairāwhiti!
Tairawhiti is one of the most beautiful, and over the summer, one of the most visited regions in the country.
We are also one of the most under-vaccinated regions in the country.
The illness rates in our communities, combined with limited health services (we have just 6 ICU beds and 7 ventilators in the district) means that a covid outbreak in Tairawhiti could be potentially devastating.
We are gradually increasing our vaccination but we need to get there faster, especially with summer on the way, and we need your help to protect our communities from covid.
We know what works - local people, local planning, local stories. In parts of our region, where we have used this model, it's worked to get very successful vaccination rates and now we need to do that again for more Tairawhiti communities.
Our plan is simple - get a van, load it up with vaccines, and hit the road with 2 nurses and 2 locals, and go to every household in Ngati Porou from Potaka to Whangara over a 5 week period. Over those 5 weeks it will also attend community events (Christmas in the Park, Christmas parades) and will then attend Pa Wars. Over January, it will also go to the main recreational campsites in our region, and finish at Waitangi Day.
Can you help fund the "KAHI PAHI" (Cuzzy Bus) and boost our vaccination rates in Tairawhiti?
- Leasing a mobile vaccination service
- Our 5 week Ngati Porou door-to-door service
- Staff (2 x nurses, 2 x local support crew)
- Spot prizes for community events
- Administration costs (marketing, promotion, developing information resources)