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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.



Manu Karangaranga amplifies the sounds of nature

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Manu Karangaranga amplifies the sounds of nature

Manu Karangaranga was a unique feature of Te Mata o Rehua Market held at the end of June.

The result of a ‘Maramataka in Manukau’ co-design initiative between The Roots, Healthy Families South Auckland, Panuku South Placemaking and other community groups, the sound shell aims to reconnect the community with green spaces through maramataka.  

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Te Hikoi Ararewa Opens with Celebrations

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Te Hikoi Ararewa Opens with Celebrations

Pukeatua (the summit of Wainuiomata hill) is a special place for many local people. The name Pukeatua means the summit of the gods and features in the Māori story of how Wellington harbour was formed.  It is also renowned for its fantastic views over the valley and harbour and is the access point for many of the region’s best walking and mountain biking trails.

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Tākaro - to play

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Tākaro - to play

Play is a universal human experience; each of us will have some fond memories of play from our childhood. Will this generation, and the next be able to look back with the same fondness? Across Aotearoa and internationally, the evidence shows that play experiences are becoming less common and accessible for many of our tamariki.

Imagine if our neighbourhood places and spaces supported our tamariki to get outside, be active and play.

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Partnership with Major Businesses Give Voice to Employees to Improve Workplace Wellbeing

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Partnership with Major Businesses Give Voice to Employees to Improve Workplace Wellbeing

In September 2017, Healthy Families South Auckland began working with five businesses in BCoP: Air New Zealand, Auckland Council, Fonterra, Frucor Suntory NZ and The Warehouse Group to explore the impact of shift work on workers with a focus on Māori and Pacific employees using a co-design approach.

The partnership looked at gathering insights and assisting with designing and testing solutions to improve the health and wellbeing of shift workers in their companies.

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Tamariki

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Tamariki

We know that early experiences and the environments in which children develop in their first thousand days can have lasting impact on their later wellbeing, learnings behaviour, and health. Getting things right when children are young is easier and more effective then trying to address issues later.

Quote from The Southern Initiative, Early Years Co-design Challenge

 

View this issue of our National Update here

 

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Indigenous systems return

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Indigenous systems return

Healthy Families NZ sites have been part of indigenous systems return, which is an inclusive approach to restoring indigenous knowledge and practices that encourage healthy communities. The renaissance of traditional indigenous systems can restore balance and independence for all whanau in Aotearoa New Zealand. Look at how Healthy Families NZ sites are normalising these practices to make their communities more liveable now and for future generations.

Healthy Families NZ - National Update 

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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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