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Pro Water Current Gathers Pace in South Auckland

Story written on Feb 21, 2019

Pro Water Current Gathers Pace in South Auckland

One of Mangere’s most popular summer events, the Portage Crossing, took the bold step of declaring themselves ‘fizz free’ this year as well as ensuring all stall holders took a...

Papatoetoe Food Hub Gives Community Healthier Alternative

Story written on Feb 19, 2019

Papatoetoe Food Hub Gives Community Healthier Alternative

An exciting new initiative in Papatoetoe is making it easier for the community to access and enjoy kai. Papatoetoe Food Hub project at the old Papatoetoe netball courts has the...

Papatoetoe Food Hub Welcomes Community

Story written on Feb 13, 2019

Papatoetoe Food Hub Welcomes Community

The Papatoetoe Food Hub welcomed members of the South Auckland community at the end of last year to dine on delicious food at an affordable price. On 15 December we...

South Auckland to look at having its own Star Compass

Story written on Feb 05, 2019

South Auckland to look at having its own Star Compass

Māori communities in South Auckland will meet this month to discuss the possibility of having a Te Kauae Star Compass structure as a way of engaging Māori and the wider...

Happy New Year Healthy Families South Auckland

Story written on Jan 29, 2019

Happy New Year Healthy Families South Auckland

The team at Healthy Families South Auckland hopes that you had a restful, engaging and fulfilling Christmas and New Year spent with friends and family. We also hope that you...

2018 Year in Review

Story written on Dec 17, 2018

2018 Year in Review

Merry Christmas! The team at Healthy Families Manukau, Manurewa-Papakura would like to wish our community of South Auckland a safe and joyful Christmas and New Year season. This year we...

Maramataka in urban spaces

Story written on Nov 03, 2018

Maramataka in urban spaces

In October the Te Pū a Nga Maara collective facilitated a field trip for South Auckland rangatahi to experience mātauranga Māori and maramataka in urban spaces.  The collective includes Auckland...

Healthy choice the easy choice at Papakura Netball Centre 

Story written on Oct 15, 2018

Healthy choice the easy choice at Papakura Netball Centre 

A ‘health by stealth’ approach to the food system at Papakura Netball Centre has been adopted by the sports venue this year to help make healthy food and beverage choices,...

Strengthen your wellbeing, let nature in

Story written on Sep 27, 2018

Strengthen your wellbeing, let nature in

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2018, Healthy Families Manukau, Manurewa-Papakura are partnering with Hāpai te Hauora and the Mental Health Foundation to encourage wellbeing, using ancient Māori techniques....

Students take a stand around Wai

Story written on Aug 31, 2018

Students take a stand around Wai

Mangere College is leading the way as a Pro- Water school in South Auckland and the initiative is being led by the students. The high school’s Health Council is taking...

Maramataka: Māori systems return in South Auckland

Story written on Jul 19, 2018

Maramataka: Māori systems return in South Auckland

More than 500 people participated in the Te Mata o Rehua placemaking and food systems initiative in June.  Aligning with Matariki, signifying the first month of the Māori lunar calendar,...

New Carving Symposium and culturally inspired market take centre stage in Manukau for Matariki

Story written on Jun 25, 2018

New Carving Symposium and culturally inspired market take centre stage in Manukau for Matariki

To celebrate the season of Matariki ten local carvers will tell the stories of the stars, creating a unique maramataka (Māori lunar calendar) portable stone compass in Manukau. Led by...

Home for the harvest

Story written on Jun 22, 2018

Home for the harvest

More than 50 families who started their own boxed garden as part of the One Love Māngere initiative six months ago are now into their second season of planting, introducing...

South Auckland influencing inventive change around New Zealand and the world

Story written on Jun 12, 2018

South Auckland influencing inventive change around New Zealand and the world

Sikhs all over New Zealand and around the world are finding creative and cross-cultural ways to re-use the cloth they previously discarded after religious ceremonies thanks to an idea germinated...

Innovation creates more health promoting environments in leisure centres in South Auckland

Story written on May 30, 2018

Innovation creates more health promoting environments in leisure centres in South Auckland

Healthy Families Manukau, Manurewa-Papakura together with Counties Manukau Health’s Living Smokefree Service is driving innovation to create more health promoting environments in places like leisure centres in South Auckland, where...

Partnership with major businesses gives voice to employees to improve workplace wellbeing

Story written on Apr 23, 2018

Partnership with major businesses gives voice to employees to improve workplace wellbeing

Healthy Families Manukau, Manurewa-Papakura in partnership with major New Zealand corporates has released the findings around the health and wellbeing of shift workers in South Auckland. The partnerships or Business...

Do Good Feel Good Leaders take up leadership challenge

Story written on Apr 12, 2018

Do Good Feel Good Leaders take up leadership challenge

Four young leaders from Do Good Feel Good (DGFG) will attend the Aotearoa Youth Declaration Conference in Auckland this month. The UN Youth event is the organisation’s flagship civics education...

International Water Day

Story written on Mar 22, 2018

International Water Day

What does Richie McCaw, a mechanical engineer, the ASB Polyfest and water all have in common? They are all a part of the life of 13-year-old Mangere College student, Ethan...

South Auckland teachers join forces to promote health in 21st century ECE's

Story written on Mar 21, 2018

South Auckland teachers join forces to promote health in 21st century ECE's

Twenty-six Early Childhood Centres (ECE) in Otara and Papatoetoe are a part of a new initiative to mobilise and sustain health promotion within their preschools. At the initial Healthy Families...

South Aucklanders urged to have their say on future of walking and cycleways

Story written on Feb 28, 2018

South Aucklanders urged to have their say on future of walking and cycleways

Healthy Families, Manukau, Manurewa-Papakura is behind a new advocacy group encouraging families and individuals to make public submissions on the future of walking and cycling infrastructures in South Auckland over...

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