1 Apr 2021

Small towns, large Maori populations more at risk during Covid

From First Up, 5:41 am on 1 April 2021

New research released this morning has identified those geographic areas most vulnerable during outbreaks of Covid-19. The study, conducted by experts from Universities across the country, mapped vulnerability to the virus across New Zealand while also taking into account health, socio-cultural and socio-economic factors. It found that those in small towns, particularly those with large Maori populations, were most at risk. Dr Jesse Wiki is a research manager at the University of Canterbury's Geohealth Laboratory. Nathan Rarere asked her whether those living in Northland were most at risk.