Māori Party Co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer receives Covid-19 Vaccination

Māori Party Co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer receives Covid-19 Vaccination

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The Māori Party’s Co-leader, Debbie Ngarewa-Packer, received her Covid-19 Vaccine on Thursday morning.

She says it was an easy decision to make for not just herself but also her elder parents.

They took their first dose out of two and are confident that it will bring another layer of protection against the Covid-19 virus.


Source: CC/ Debbie Ngarewa-Packer

“It was an easy decision for us. I have a moko with a condition I will do anything to protect, and together we will do anything to protect our whānau,” said MP Ngarewa-Packer.

“It was quicker & easier than I expected. In the 20 minutes observation afterwards, papa managed to catch me up on the whānau trust & give me more oldest child tasks.”

Source: CC/ Debbie Ngarewa-Packer

Ngarewa-Packer assured that the staff at the Vaccination Centre briefed them every step of the way by answering her last ‘six minute’ questions.

After the jab, she’s been for a run, attended a birthday and even done six loads of smelly laundry.

Source: CC/ Debbie Ngarewa-Packer

“Be a doer, karawhuia whānau,” said MP Ngarewa-Packer.

On May 10, it was announced that Māori Uptake of New Zealand’s Covid-19 Vaccine Campaign had shown encouragement.

The launch of a dedicated website happened while TV advertisements started to promote the rollout.

Source: CC/ Government Newswire (Ministry of Health)

“Be a doer! KARAWHIUA” focuses light on fixing Vaccine hesitancy in New Zealand.


It is a widespread effort to promote Vaccines for the most extensive rollout the country has ever done in hopes to fight against the Covid-19 virus that is gleaming around the world.

Source: CC/ Debbie Ngarewa-Packer

Image: SUPPLIED/CC/ Debbie Ngarewa-Packer

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