about Māori vaccination rates
Whānau Ora minister Peeni Henare says the state of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout means we are "on the precipice of a future or a significant failure."
Henare (Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi) met with iwi health providers from across Te Tai Tokerau in Whangārei to talk mate korona, and lagging Māori vaccination rates.
Less than 50 per cent of eligible Māori have received their first vaccination in Northland - among the worst rates in the country.
The minister acknowledged the heavy workload for iwi providers, assuring them he had their backs.