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The Journeys of Manu

Story written on Nov 15, 2017

The Journeys of Manu

Exciting technology is helping bring mātauranga Māori and physical activity together with the launch of a new augmented reality app for Manukau, the first of its kind in Aotearoa. ‘The...

He Kakano

Story written on Oct 31, 2017

He Kakano

He Kakano - Live to Learn is a co-design framework to create learning environments that meet the needs and aspirations of Māori. It seeks to create a blueprint for change...

Wai - the first choice drink!

Story written on Oct 02, 2017

Wai - the first choice drink!

Young people in South Auckland are leading the charge to increase the accessibility and uptake of wai in places where they learn, live and hang out.  What we eat and...

South Auckland marae transforming conservation

Story written on Aug 22, 2017

South Auckland marae transforming conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is adopting a new approach in their work in South Auckland by collaborating with three local marae in a year-long initiative to support active kaitiakitanga....

South Auckland: How we move!

Story written on Aug 21, 2017

South Auckland: How we move!

The team at Healthy Families Manukau, Manurewa-Papakura have been thinking a lot about movement and why it’s so important to the well-being and health of our local community. Here’s what...

Reducing alcohol harm in Mangere

Story written on Jul 26, 2017

Reducing alcohol harm in Mangere

Hone Fowler and his team at the Mangere East Community Centre are passionate about making a difference in their local community. Born and raised in the area, he studied Community...

On the look out for opportunities to eat well in South Auckland

Story written on Jun 07, 2017

On the look out for opportunities to eat well in South Auckland

The Supreme Sikh Society of New Zealand, based in Takanini, are embarking on a new project to grow fresh produce on excess temple land.  As well as increasing the availability...

Creating ‘loved spaces’ in the quest for a Smokefree Clendon

Story written on May 24, 2017

Creating ‘loved spaces’ in the quest for a Smokefree Clendon

A healthier Aotearoa starts in the places we live, learn, work, and play.  And its exactly these environments where the people of Clendon are looking to influence smokefree behaviours in...

Manurewa High School rethink education to improve hauora Maori

Story written on Apr 21, 2017

Manurewa High School rethink education to improve hauora Maori

An exciting new partnership has been formed between Healthy Families Manukau, Manurewa-Papakura, Manurewa High School and Toi Tangata to create learning environments that meet the needs and aspirations of Māori....

Rinnai staff and community benefit from workplace wellbeing

Story written on Mar 24, 2017

Rinnai staff and community benefit from workplace wellbeing

Healthy Families Manukau, Manurewa-Papakura is supporting leaders in workplace wellbeing to create sustainable change that improves health for their workforce, as well as the wider community. A huge portion of...

Mangere College students explore ways to make water the first choice

Story written on Feb 15, 2017

Mangere College students explore ways to make water the first choice

Water is the best and healthiest drinking option, water is also a taonga we value. Healthy Families Manukau, Manurewa-Papakura is working across our community to position water as the first...

Out and About November

Story written on Nov 30, 2016

Out and About November

We are out and about in the neighbourhood daily, connecting with awesome individuals, community organisations, clubs and businesses in the spaces they Live, Learn, Work and Play. Here’s a snapshot...

Mangere-Otahuhu local board take a stand on sugar

Story written on Nov 30, 2016

Mangere-Otahuhu local board take a stand on sugar

Healthy Families Manukau, Manurewa-Papakura congratulates the Mangere- Otahuhu Local Board for their leadership in adopting the replacement of sugar- sweetened beverages with healthier alternatives in Council facilities and Council-run events....

5 minutes with…Serena Lal

Story written on Nov 24, 2016

5 minutes with…Serena Lal

Background: Coach Serena Lal is of Fijian-Indian descent. Before starting her role with Healthy Families Manukau, Manurewa-Papakura she was working at the University of Auckland, one of her jobs there...

Alliance Community Initiatives Trust and Healthy Families Manukau, Manurewa-Papakura welcome Pacific MPs

Story written on Nov 16, 2016

Alliance Community Initiatives Trust and Healthy Families Manukau, Manurewa-Papakura welcome Pacific MPs

More than 40 parliamentary members across 17 Pacific countries and territories are visiting New Zealand this week for the second Pacific Parliamentary Forum. While in Auckland as part of their...

Partnering for change

Story written on Nov 03, 2016

Partnering for change

Increasing accessibility to affordable fresh fruit and vegetables has become easier thanks to a partnership between Healthy Families Manukau, Manurewa-Papakura and produce collective, FoodTogether. The social enterprise provides fresh and...

Out and About October

Story written on Nov 01, 2016

Out and About October

We are out and about in the neighbourhood daily, connecting with awesome individuals, community organisations, clubs and businesses in the spaces they Live, Learn, Work and Play.   Here’s a...

World Merit and United Nations programme influencing the work of Healthy Families Manukau, Manurewa-Papakura

Story written on Oct 26, 2016

World Merit and United Nations programme influencing the work of Healthy Families Manukau, Manurewa-Papakura

Healthy Families Manukau, Manurewa-Papakura coach Alex Whitcombe has recently returned home from New York where he participated in the Merit 360 flagship programme by World Merit, in partnership with the...

Fresh fruit and vegetable group partners with Auckland Council leisure centres

Story written on Oct 21, 2016

Fresh fruit and vegetable group partners with Auckland Council leisure centres

Four Auckland Council leisure centres in the city’s south are promoting healthy eating by becoming pick-up points for fresh fruit and vegetables purchased online. An agreement between Auckland Council Pools...

Kai CoLAB changing the food environment in Otara

Story written on Oct 19, 2016

Kai CoLAB changing the food environment in Otara

A group of community members and leaders living and working in Otara have joined forces to improve the food environment in their community, with an aim to make healthy choices...

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