Manurewa Marae bears impact of COVID pandemic

By Te Ao - Māori News

While the country prepares to move to Alert Level 1 this week, a South Auckland marae says the decision has come too late, and it is now left scrambling to find ways to keep its doors open. 

Over 30 marae within Auckland have banded together under the  'Te Kotahi a Tāmaki' group in an effort to strengthen their bid for government financial assistance. Manurewa Marae, which depends on koha and community projects, reduced their operations during lockdown and now they're feeling its pinch. 

Manurewa Marae chair Rangi Mclean explains the impacts of Covid-19 on overall operations.