Our kaupapa is guided by Māori, for Māori.

We believe in the future of our people. Our whānau have a right to achieve greater wellbeing, and fulfil their aspirations. We are fighting for more positive outcomes in the face of COVID.

We are proud of the progress we’ve made so far, but the mahi is not finished.

'Fight for your whakapapa' means looking after our people, and ensuring those that are vulnerable and at-risk in our communities are protected; our pēpi, our mokopuna, our kaumatua, and our whānau with underlying health conditions. Together we have the knowledge, the tools and the collective strength of our whakapapa to do this.

Our tūpuna fought for our future - now it’s our turn.

This is a Māori-led initiative created by Whānau Ora, and supported by our partners, designed to address the unique needs of our communities and provide equitable access to the vaccine. We are here to support you and your whānau on your vaccination journey.

“ This isn't about me, as an individual. This is about us as whānau, protecting my sons, and about the generations to come. ”

Jenny-May Clarkson

Ngāti Maniapoto

“ I was nervous for my first shot because I hate needles, but my three year old son was watching, so I had to be brave and remember I was doing it for him. ”

Whatanui Flavell

Te Arawa, Taranaki

“ I got vaccinated for my whānau and friends, so we can enjoy some normalities in life, and I can get back into my mahi ”

Nehe Milner-Skudder

Ngāti Porou, Tapuika

“ I did it for my whānau and children, so we eventually have the freedom to travel around Aotearoa and the rest of the world. ”

Karanama Peita & Niwareka

Ngati Tukorehe

“ I did my part to ensure good health and longevity of my whānau, my hapu, my iwi and the generations to come. ”

Rongomai Taiapa

Ngāti Kauwhata,Ngāti Porou Rangitane, Ngāti Raukawa

“ I did it for my pakeke, kaumatua, my mum, my children and for the bigger picture; ensuring everyone is safe ”

Ria Hall

Ngai Te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Pukengā

“ I want to protect my whānau - those with kids on the way, and especially those who are immuno-compromised, which includes my mum and my sister. ”

Tegan Kiri Yorwarth

Ngāti Kuri, Te Aupouri

“ I’m vaccinated so I can keep being a kaitiaki for our pēpi and tamariki. ”

Hineteahurangi Durie-Ngata

Te Aitanga a Hauiti, Ngāti Kauwhata, Rangitane, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāi Tahu, Rongowhaakata

“ I got vaccinated because as a māmā I have a responsibility to do everything in my power to keep my pēpi safe. ”

Aorangi Kora & Mason

Ngāti Kauwhata, Rangitane, Whakatohea, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāi Tahu, Rongowhaakata

“ I got vaccinated to protect my two babies, who aren’t old enough to get vaccinated yet, and to do my bit for my iwi. ”

Arohia Kora & Tawhaikura

Ngāti Kauwhata, Rangitane, Whakatohea, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāi Tahu, Rongowhaakata