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 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.
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.
A new social enterprise has launched, making the healthy choice the easy choice for parents and students at a West Auckland school.
The Glenavon Backyard Garden Project supports the Glenavon community to both discover and nurture their passion for gardening through not only providing sustenance for the gardeners but for the wider community.
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.
South Auckland’s hugely popular Polyfest is not only largest Pacific dance festival in the world, but it is also leading the way when it comes to encouraging attendees to make healthier food and beverage choices.
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.
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.
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.