20 Sep 2021

Kīngitanga encouraging Māori to go get Covid-19 vaccines

From Midday Report, 12:42 pm on 20 September 2021

The Māori King - Kingi Tuheitia - and other esteemed leaders are encouraging everyone to go and get vaccinated to increase innoculation rates among Māori.

Kingi Tuheitia Potatau Te Wherowhero te tuawhitu - along with Sir Tumu Te Heuheu - have made a public statement to help with the low vaccination rates.

Kīngitanga Chief of Staff, Archdeacon Ngira Simmonds, says the slow uptake among Māori are concerning.