alert level 4 rules over rohe
Its 13 hapū are situated along the coastal strip between the Raukumara Range and the Eastern Bay of Plenty.
Leader Rawiri Waititi, who is also a Māori Party candidate, said his people were meeting today to discuss their options.
"Level 4 will include community safe zones and checkpoints. It will also include many of our whānau moving back into bubbles, coordinated hunting and fishing efforts throughout the hapū, marae closures and all those types of things," he said.
Te Whānau a Apanui was one of the first iwi to erect checkpoints during the last lockdown, with volunteers questioning drivers at the tribal borders and turning anyone living outside the rohe away.