Learning Through Action: BEATS Research Programme

Environmental changes needed to promote active transport to school require time, strong relationship-building skills, extensive collaborations and a multi-sector approach. The Built Environment and Active Transport to School (BEATS) Research Programme is based on contemporary ecological models for active transport (walking or cycling) that identify individual, social, environmental, and policy influences on behaviour. The main […]

The Taitokerau Kai Ora Fund

The Little Fund that Grew The Taitokerau Kai Ora Fund A collaborative project between Te Tai Tokerau Primary Health Organisation, Far North District Council, Te Puni Kōkiri, Manaia Health Primary Health Organisation, Northland Inc, Northland District Health Board, Kaipara District Council and Whangarei District Council. Roll with opportunity The Kai Ora Fund started a bit […]

Te Arawa

There are numerous Iwi throughout Aotearoa who have complex systems of Tikanga and Kawa and apply these principles to their health and wellbeing expressions. Te Arawa is only one Iwi of many that have developed organisations to support Iwi health potential of their descendants. The Te Arawa Waka region is within the central North Island […]

Atua Matua Māori Health Framework

An interesting look at health engagement frameworks from a Māori perspective may lead to the Atua Matua Māori Health Framework created by Dr Ihirangi Heke. It highlights that at its beginning point the development of relationships (in particular between Iwi and health providers) because the health providers can assist the health potential of Māori however […]

Whānau Ora Summary

Whānau Ora is an inclusive approach to providing services and opportunities to families across New Zealand. It empowers families as a whole, rather than focusing separately on individual family members and their problems. Whānau Ora is not a one size fits all approach. It is deliberately designed to be flexible to meet family needs. It […]

Te Whetu Rehua

Within a sporting and activity context, Sport New Zealand has developed an engagement framework know as ‘Te Whetu Rehua’. Te Whetu Rehua is utilised as an assessment tool to understand whether engagement is through an “as Māori” way of working and to what level “as Māori” organisations, activities and even individuals are delivering to. The […]

The Wellington Region Fruit & Vege Co-Op

The Wellington Region Fruit & Vege Co-Op (the Co-Op) is a great example of a collaboration between communities across greater Wellington, government and non-government organisations and local businesses. The Co-Op is run as a partnership between Wesley Community Action (WCA), Regional Public Health (RPH) and the 10 host communities. The produce is bought wholesale from […]

Independent Review of Activity and Nutrition Aotearoa: ANA’s Key Takeaways

Independent Review of Activity and Nutrition Aotearoa: ANA’s Key Takeaways   ANA strives to meet the needs of its stakeholders and to ensure the organisation stays relevant and fit for purpose. To do this an annual sector survey is completed. To gain richer, in-depth data an independent review was completed by Anita Perkins Consulting in May 2019. Stakeholder interviews were conducted with 22 […]

Fifty Indoor Play Ideas

This is a list of more than fifty different indoor play ideas for cold, wet winters days. These activities encourage movement and prevent sitting and screen time. They are ideal boredom busters for the winter school holidays.         Grow some seeds, they will be ready to plant in the garden once the […]