April 19, 2022, 12:05 p.m.
A weather warning was announced for Tāmaki Makaurau with a chance of heavy rain and possible thunderstorms. Tūmamao Harawira put it simply by saying despite the cloudy skies and rain it wasn't anything to be worried about. Known as a time for whānau and friends to catch up over Easter weekend many marae remain closed as a safety measure to protect our kaumātua and whānau living back in the kāinga from the possible spread of COVID-19. Not only marae and haukāinga are taking these safety measures however Tūmamao says Te Rūnanga Nui o Te Kura Kaupapa have chosen to remain in the red light which is not easy but necessary.