Healthy Community

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...