Auckland is now under Alert Level 3, and the rest of Aotearoa now under Alert Level 2 for seven days.

Let’s all remain vigilant and continue to follow the correct physical distancing and hygiene precautions. You can read the official information from Government around what the different Alert Levels mean here.

A reminder from the last time these Alert Levels were in place:

Our office in Matatā remains open under Alert Level 2, but we ask all whānau to please sign in using the COVID-19 tracer app, or manual register, and to use hand sanitiser. Please stay home if you are sick, and get tested.

Let’s keep everyone safe 

  • Keep track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen, use the NZ COVID Tracer app, if you can.
  • Practice physical distancing in public
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap
  • Sneeze and cough into your elbow
  • Wear a mask on public transport. In Auckland, wear a mask in all public areas and public transport.
  • Gatherings of no more than 100 people (Alert Level 2), no more than 10 people (Alert Level 3).
  • Stay home – work from home if you can (Alert Level 3).
  • For more precautions to take under Alert Levels 2 and 3, visit the official COVID-19 website:


  • At Alert Level 2, up to 100 people can attend a funeral, tangihanga, kawe/hari mate or unveiling ceremony/hura kōhatu.
  • At Alert Level 3, funerals, tangihanga and burials are allowed, but are limited to 10 people or under. The 10 person limit includes kaikaranga, kaikōrero, members of the clergy or staff who are attending. Formal tangihanga involving large gatherings cannot take place at Alert Level 3. Up to 10 people in the same bubble may go to view the tūpapaku by appointment with the funeral director. Other whānau can view the body by appointment, but only in groups of up to 10 from the same bubble.

All prescribed precautions must be taken and you can read about all the guidelines relating to tangihanga by Alert Level here.

Kaumātua and high-risk whānau

If our whānau need specific assistance:

A reminder that there are a number of support networks available across Aotearoa run by key agencies to help support whānau. A comprehensive list is available here.

Ngāti Rangitihi, let’s continue to work together to keep Aotearoa safe.