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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...

5 minutes with…Leilani Unasa

Story written on Oct 13, 2016

5 minutes with…Leilani Unasa

5 Minutes with...Leilani Unasa Background: Leilani is a Settings Coordination Manager with Healthy Families Manukau, Manurewa-Papakura. The mum of three grew up in Mangere East with a Samoan father, who...

Understanding young people and alcohol

Story written on Oct 05, 2016

Understanding young people and alcohol

A recent study has identified the main peer crowds in New Zealand, helping to better understand social risk behaviors, like alcohol use, and engage with groups that are often missed....

Out and About - September

Story written on Sep 29, 2016

Out and About - September

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...

5 minutes with…Andy Piutau

Story written on Sep 28, 2016

5 minutes with…Andy Piutau

5 Minutes with...Andy Piutau Background: You might recognise Andy Piutau as one of the stars from the #WalkNRideSouthside videos. He is one of the awesome Coaches at Healthy Families Manukau,...

#WalkNRideSouthside wants to amplify South Auckland voices!

Story written on Sep 22, 2016

#WalkNRideSouthside wants to amplify South Auckland voices!

#WalkNRideSouthside wants to amplify South Auckland voices! The new community movement was launched this week and gathers the walking and biking stories of South Aucklanders. Led by Healthy Families Manukau,...

Celebrate Future Streets

Story written on Sep 21, 2016

Celebrate Future Streets

Healthy Families Manukau, Manurewa-Papakura congratulate Auckland Transport and the Te Ara Mua  researchers on the completion of Te Ara Mua - Future Streets in Mangere. The newly built infrastructure, which...

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