Our Health Response

Whilst the Cook Islands remain COVID-19 free all are encouraged to remain vigilant in playing their part. Te Marae Ora (TMO) have undergone major upgrades and updates to its systems and processes to handle any outbreak of an infectious disease. This includes the activation of Puna clinics. Punas are staffed with qualified health officials and volunteers to assist.

Te Marae Ora and the government is working to get safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines at the earliest possible time from New Zealand. For more information click here

Your Puna

Puna Map

Learn about the COVID-19 household flags used by your Puna to communicate important health messages.

Understanding the difference between a white, red, orange or yellow-coloured flag could one day be a matter of life and death. Te Marae Ora has developed the easy to follow system to keep people safe and alert to COVID-19 health risks in our community.

Flag: Orange
Orange is used to indicate the household has someone who is elderly or high risk (for example, they may have a non-communicable disease). Show you care by staying away. Older people are more likely to have underlying health issues that make them more vulnerable to COVID-19, so it is especially important to follow the rules.
Flag: Yellow
Yellow says the house is under supervised quarantine. Someone inside has been exposed to COVID-19. No visitors are permitted to a quarantined house. Quarantine separates people from others and restricts their movement if they have been exposed to an infectious disease, such as COVID-19, to see if they become sick.
Flag: Red
Red is used to indicate a person in the household is a confirmed case of COVID-19. The house is under supervised isolation. It is critical you stay away. Isolation separates sick people with a contagious disease, such as COVID-19, from people who are not sick.
Flag: White
White signals medical attention is required. If someone in your house needs a doctor or nurse, call your local Puna on the free call number and place a white coloured cloth somewhere visible from the road. It will help us find your house quickly.

Your Puna will provide flags when required. If you don't have a flag when you need one, make do with a t-shirt, pareu or sheet in the right colour.

Puna Contact Details

Puna/Constituency Contact Name Role Email Phone Numbers
Akaoa Teremoana Ngatokorua Chairman [email protected] 0800 1808
Akaoa Pare Rongokea Jnr Co-Chairman [email protected] 0800 1808
Ruaau Vaipo Mataora Chairman [email protected] 0800 1807
Ruaau Elizabeth Munro EOC Coordinator [email protected] 0800 1807
Murienua Diana Ashin Chairman [email protected] 0800 1809
Murienua Upokotiao Henry EOC Coordinator 0800 1809
Puna/Constituency Contact Name Role Email Phone Numbers
Titikaveka Hon. Selina Napa Puna Lead [email protected] 0800 1810
Titikaveka Ali Macquarie Coordinator [email protected] 0800 1810
Ngatangiia Ina Tararo Chairman [email protected] 0800 1812
Ngatangiia Paul Maoate Co-Chairman [email protected] 0800 1812
Matavera Takapi Kora Chairman [email protected] 0800 1813
Matavera Tauepa Tupa Co-Chairman [email protected] 0800 1813
Puna/Constituency Contact Name Role Email Phone Numbers
Nikao/Panama Daryl Rairi CEO/Chairman [email protected] 0800 1806
Ruatonga-Avatiu-Panama-Atupa (RAPA) Terry Utanga Puna Rep (National) [email protected] 0800 1805
Ruatonga-Avatiu-Panama-Atupa (RAPA) Apii Pakitoa Secretary [email protected] 0800 1805
Tupapa-Maraerenga Kopurei Anguna COVID 19 Chair [email protected] 0800 1803
Tupapa-Maraerenga Phillip Strickland Chairman [email protected] 0800 1803
Takuvaine/Tutakimoa Nooroa Roi Team Leader [email protected] 0800 1804
Takuvaine/Tutakimoa Tereapii Charlie Assistant [email protected] 0800 1804