Covid 19 coronavirus: Ngāti Hine spreads aroha with food, hygiene packs

A Ngāti Hine-based crisis response group has distributed more than 1500 food packs or "kete koha" (gift baskets) around Moerewa and as far away as Bream Bay since the Covid-19 crisis began.

The packs contain flour, bread, eggs, fruit, vegetables, kumara and other essentials, and are delivered to vulnerable families and the elderly. Hygiene product packs can also be requested.

As of Friday, 1535 food packs and 1386 hygiene packs had been distributed since
the weekly deliveries started on March 23, just before the alert level 4 lockdown.


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Abridged, taken from an article in the Northern Advocate, 11 May 2020