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This is some of what's been happening in the Healthy Families NZ locations. Keep checking in for new links, articles and case studies that show examples of healthy changes happening over the 10 locations.

This is some of what's been happening in the Healthy Families NZ locations

Keep checking in for new links, articles and case studies that show examples of healthy changes happening over the 10 locations.



The life supporting capacity of wai

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The life supporting capacity of wai

Wai is important to all of us, we swim, wash, drink and play in it, it's an essential part of our infrastructure, our water ways impact our environment. 

Healthy Families NZ and our communities are all actively working on how we can promote wai as the drink of choice and recognise the significance of wai on our health and wellbeing.

Find a selection of our stories from across the Healthy Families NZ locations in our  National e-newsletter - Wai

 

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Reducing alcohol related harm in our communities

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Reducing alcohol related harm in our communities

Across ten locations in New Zealand, Healthy Families NZ teams are working with their communities and prevention partners to create healthier places to live, learn, work and play.

Our latest newsletter brings together stories from each location about what is happening to reduce alcohol related harm. 

Healthy Families NZ e-newsletter -alcohol

To find out more about what is happening in the Healthy Families NZ Locations check out the locations' own websites or subscribe to the national newsletter.

 

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Celebrating a smokefree Aotearoa

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Celebrating a smokefree Aotearoa

To celebrate World Smokefree Day on 31 May, Healthy Families NZ have brought together stories of what is happening across the country to make our environments smokefree. These are examples of how we can all work together to create healthier places to live, learn, work and play.

Healthy Families NZ national e-newsletter - World Smokefree Day

 

To find out more about what is happening in the Healthy Families NZ locations check out their websites or subscribe to the e-newsletter.

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Creating healthy change at work

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Creating healthy change at work

As adults we spend around half our waking hours at work, so it’s no wonder that the workplace is a place with huge potential to influence our health and wellbeing.

In this e-newsletter, the Healthy Families locations share what is happening in their workplace settings.

Healthy Families NZ e-newsletter - workplaces

You can subscribe to get regular updates about how Healthy Families NZ is making New Zealand a healthier place to live, learn, work and play.

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Sugary Drinks Dropped from Leisure Centres

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Sugary Drinks Dropped from Leisure Centres

In a show of leadership in the battle against obesity and type 2 diabetes, Healthy Families Manukau, Manurewa-Papakura partner, Auckland Council announced today it is dropping sugar-sweetened drinks from vending machines at council-run leisure centres.

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More smokefree areas in Lower Hutt

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More smokefree areas in Lower Hutt

With the support of Healthy Families Lower Hutt, Hutt City Council has extended their city’s Smokefree Policy to include more outdoor public areas.

24 May 2016

Lower Hutt now has one of the most extensive smokefree policies in the country.

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Edmonton Community Kindergarten trades fizzy drink for water

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Edmonton Community Kindergarten trades fizzy drink for water

All Edmonton Community Kindergarten family and fundraising events will now be free of sugary drinks!

May 10, 2016

Working with Healthy Families Waitakere, the kindergarten agreed to trial ‘water only’ at a recent Family Fun Night which also incorporated healthier food options such as fruit kebabs, and swapping out white bread for wheatmeal at the sausage sizzle. 

 

 

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Healthy Nature Healthy People Initiative Launched in Invercargill

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Healthy Nature Healthy People Initiative Launched in Invercargill

With help from Healthy Families Invercargill, the launch of the Department of Conservation’s Healthy Nature Healthy People initiative proved to be a massive success.

April 2, 2016

One of the focus areas for Healthy Families Invercargill is getting people active more often, something that fits well with DOC and the global Healthy Nature Healthy People movement.

 

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Opening of the Walter Nash Centre – Healthy Families Lower Hutt

Healthy Families Lower Hutt and the Lower Hutt community have announced the planned opening of the Walter Nash Centre this month.

October 2015

It will be the new regional facility for sport, leisure and learning, as well as a hub for the local community. Located in Taita, the Walter Nash Centre aims to make positive change toward healthier lifestyles – by bringing the community together and making the healthy choice the easy choice.

The official launch of the Healthy Families NZ video

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The Minister of Health, Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman welcomed the official launch of the Healthy Families NZ video in August. The video was co-created by the ten Healthy Families NZ communities and the Ministry of Health to showcase the role that everyone has to play in creating the foundations for a healthier future. 

The bold, vibrant video was shot across each of the ten locations, and features key community members from all walks of life, including mayors, kaumātua, business leaders, educators, sportspeople, local initiators and local influencers.

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The Healthy Families NZ approach is for local people to help drive changes to support good health — through the influence of local leaders across many different systems and settings.

It aims to make good health easier and more accessible for people, by creating health promoting environments, where people live, learn, work and play.

Take a look at the Minister's official statement: http://beehive.govt.nz/release/new-video-help-push-healthy-families-nz

Healthy Families NZ is about all of us working together to make our communities healthier places to be.

Children in Invercargill