Puna Koorero - Trusted Voices with Erana Severne, Maxine Ketu, and Janise Eketone

Thank you to everyone who joined us on 24 February for the third hui session of Puna Koorero - Trusted Voices: A Coordinated Response to Omicron with Erana Severne (Here to help u), Maxine Ketu (Ngāti Hāua Iwi Trust Ki Taumarunui), and Janise Eketone (Waikato District Health Board). There were some important discussions between some key players providing a local response to the Omicron outbreak.


The recording is available here if you missed it. Following the last Puna Koorero session, this one discusses how different providers are working together to support our most vulnerable communities in the peak of the Omicron outbreak.


A few key takeaways from our team as a recap:

  • He waka eke noa | We're all in this together

  • Whakapakari i te hapori | Building capacity into communities so they can support themselves with local intelligence - enriching communities to do what they do best.

  • He Manaaki Tangata | If it's not serving the people, don't accept the response - keep challenging.

  • Hauora | Maintaining the wellbeing of staff and teams that are working incredibly hard. This is not 'business as usual' - we are in 'crisis mode' which needs to focus on service delivery and people first.

As mentioned in the hui, the Waikato DHB Covid Integrated Co-ordination Centre (ICC) freephone is open from 8am – 6pm, 7 days a week​ on 0800 220250 - Option 2​. They will be moving to 8am - 8pm from Monday, 28 February.