Healthy Families

It's about all of us leading healthy change in the places we live, learn, work and play


Healthy Families

It's about all of us leading healthy change in the places we live, learn, work and play


Welcome to Healthy Families New Zealand

Healthy Families NZ is a large-scale initiative that brings community leadership together in a united effort for better health. It is the Government’s flagship prevention platform - a key part of the Government’s wider approach to helping New Zealanders live healthy, active lives.

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

Healthy Families NZ has a focus on ten locations across the country, and has the potential to impact the lives of over a million New Zealanders.


Watch THE Healthy Families NZ video:

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Visual Overview:

[The video cycles through people from various backgrounds/ethnicities, standing in front of the iconic scenery and locations from their community. The specific communities are spread throughout New Zealand. Each line of the transcript is delivered by a different person in a different place. Colours of clothing and scenery are all vibrant and bold].


Everything we do…
What I do
What you do
What we do
Tātou tātou e.

It’s time
It’s time
It’s time
Kua tae te wā
It’s time, to make an impact on
my health
my health
tōku hauora
our health

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

From the Far North,
to the Waitakeres

to Manurewa-Papakura

to East Cape

to Lower Hutt

all the way down to Invercargill

Healthy Families NZ is about
our children
our parents
our uncles
our mokopuna
our grandparents
our friends
our whānau

It’s about all of us leading healthy change
in the places we live,
and play

In our schools,
and early childhood education,
our workplaces
and sports clubs
on the marae,
and in our places of worship
from the council chambers,
right through to the Beehive

We all have a role to play in laying the foundations
for a healthier future

Preventable diseases, like type 2 diabetes
are threatening our quality of life
But it doesn’t have to be this way

Every healthy meal we share
Every time we get active together
Every piece of advice we give,
and the kōrero we have,

Every positive step we take
To impact the health of our community and future generations

Healthy Families NZ
Let’s build healthier communities
What you do matters.


Our communities


Our communities


In each location, a skilled prevention workforce is working with local leaders to create healthy change. They are bringing together partnerships of key organisations and individuals who can influence transformational change in their communities.

The Healthy Families NZ website is currently being developed. Check back on 14 October for ideas on how you can make change in your community.


Our locations







East Cape


Lower Hutt