Over 100 Far North walkers and some dazzling fine weather came out in force for the inaugural Pipiwharauroa Hikoi for Healthy Nature, Healthy People walk at Lake Ngatu.
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.
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.
27 July 2016
A community initiative has been launched by Healthy Families Waitakere, Sport Waitakere, and the New Lynn Stags Rugby League Club who have also partnered with New Zealand Rugby League.
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.
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.
Rotorua businesses that take good care of their staff are to be recognised with a new award.
Healthy Families Rotorua is establishing a Health & Wellbeing category in the Westpac Rotorua Business Excellence Awards.
Announced March, 2016
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.
Healthy Families Lower Hutt and the Lower Hutt community have announced the planned opening of the Walter Nash Centre this month.
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.
Healthy Families Waitakere held its launch day at the end of August.
Key influencers and community members came together in West Auckland to celebrate the official launch of the third Healthy Families NZ community, including Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman, the Minister of Health.
Link to the Minister's Press Release: https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/healthy-families-nz-launched-waitakere
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.
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.