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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 (HFMMP) 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...

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...

One Love Christmas

Story written on Jan 12, 2018

One Love Christmas

The One Love Christmas activity at Imrie park in December was a way to bring the neighbourhood together and provide families with seedlings for their new gardens. The One Love...

Gardens Galore

Story written on Dec 05, 2017

Gardens Galore

The One Love Gardens initiative saw the installation of 50 garden boxes across four streets in Mangere in November. The initiative is a partnership between One Love, Healthy Families Manukau,...

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...

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