Te Hiringa Mahara has produced eight short reports during 2022 and 2023 to add our collective understanding of the wellbeing impacts of the pandemic and to provide key insights on wellbeing areas or populations of focus.
This eighth (and final) report draws on the previous seven reports in the COVID-19 series, and wider research to highlight the wellbeing impacts of the pandemic, and to learn from them.
Find out more about Wellbeing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic
This report looks at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the wellbeing of Pacific peoples in Aotearoa and shows how Pacific peoples’ connection – to family, community, culture and faith – has been a key source of strength and resilience in the pandemic.
Find out more about Pacific connectedness and wellbeing in the pandemic
This report elevates how rangatiratanga was exercised throughout the pandemic. It shows that Māori have always had the knowledge and skills to support the wellbeing of their whānau and communities.
Find out more about Exercising rangatiratanga during the COVID-19 pandemic
In this report, we show that lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic can help support the mental health and wellbeing of communities recovering from other crises, like Cyclone Gabrielle.
Find out more about COVID-19 and supporting wellbeing after a crisis
In this report, we show that the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns led to an increase in reports of violence and harm in the home, with some groups particularly impacted.
Find out more about COVID-19 and safety in the home
In this report, we show that rural communities face different wellbeing challenges to urban Aotearoa, and the pandemic has presented a range of added stresses.
Find out more about the impact of COVID-19 on the wellbeing of rural communities in Aotearoa New Zealand
In this report, we show that older people contributed greatly through the pandemic, often coping and supporting others across a range of areas - despite often facing worse impacts of the pandemic.
Find out more about the impact of COVID-19 on wellbeing of older people in Aotearoa New Zealand
Our first report Media reporting of COVID-19 and mental health and wellbeing provides a scene-setter for the rest of the series.
Find out more about COVID-19 media reporting