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Armourguard’s Workplace Wellbeing Ecology journey continues during lockdown

One of New Zealand’s leading security firms with experience spanning over 80 years has continued to demonstrate its commitment to enhancing workplace wellbeing by remaining involved in the Workplace Wellbeing Ecology initiative. Armourguard Security is a large organisation based in South Auckland with approximately 1300 staff across New Zealand providing security services for commercial, domestic, […]

Wellbeing initiative gets underway at iTraffic

The 2021 Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) Workplace Wellbeing Ecology Initiative has kicked off at Independent Traffic Control Limited (iTraffic). Last week the team at the Workplace Wellbeing Ecology team at The Cause Collective, led by Lead Systems Innovator Nicola Dennison, were up early (4:30am) to join the iTraffic crew for their morning toolbox at their […]

Hungry for knowledge? Te Ahi Kōmau brings indigenous kai to the forefront

The inaugural Te Ahi Kōmau- Food, Fire, Festival set South Auckland alight over two-nights with soulful waiata and smokey and juicy indigenous kai bringing traditional Māori and Polynesian culture to the forefront at Papatūānuku Kōkiri Marae. The free whānau-friendly festival was attended by over 1000 people which was designed as an opportunity to celebrate South […]

Move Auckland Pasifika (MAP) Collective to get Pacific communities moving

Six Pacific and Māori community activation groups have joined forces to form a new collective to support Pacific communities in Auckland in their efforts to live healthier lifestyles. The Move Auckland Pasifika (MAP) Collective was officially established at a signing ceremony on Friday 25th September in Manukau, to signal the start of a collective approach […]

Celebrating Matariki at local maunga

Matariki is a cluster of stars that reveal themselves in the mid-winter sky just before dawn which signals the start of the Māori new year (Te Tau Hou Māori). According to the Maramataka (Māori lunar calendar), the reappearance of Matariki brings the old lunar year to a close and marks the beginning of the new […]

Community Food Hub serves delicious nourishing kai

Photo / Facebook @papatoetoefoodhub Recent media reports have highlighted the growing concerns in South Auckland about the high number of people struggling with obesity and the lack of access to healthy food options. But an exciting new initiative, supported by Healthy Families South Auckland, is aiming to tackle this very problem. The Papatoetoe Food Hub […]

The Kitchen Project launches in Manukau

Ina Simpson owner of Rukau Hut Not all gold is sold in jewellery stores. Especially not this kind. It’s brewed in a pot and captures the heart of most at first bite. We’re talking about rukau. The Cook Islands delicacy of taro leaves cooked in a rich coconut cream. Ina Simpson calls it her ‘green […]

Pasifika and Māori weavers collaborate for Matariki

To celebrate the season of Matariki 12 master weavers told the stories of significant stars phases, the moon and seasons. A group of six Maori and six Pasifika weavers participated in the inaugural Te Mata o Rehua Weaving Symposium, each creating up to 3 x 3 metre sculptures and art works from harakeke or other […]

Matariki Te Mata o Rehua Market celebration in Manukau

Hundreds enjoyed Te Mata o Rehua Market held at Manukau Civic square over the weekend. The Matariki celebration was delivered by Healthy Families South Auckland and Panuku Placemaking South. The kaupapa of the market was to provide a health focused Matariki celebration and follows on from the success of last year’s event. Vendors shared indigenous […]

Healthy Families South Auckland Recognised for Efforts

Systems innovators from Health Families South Auckland were recognised this week for the continued work in advocating for water in schools. During a special assembly, Healthy Families South Auckland Systems Innovators were recognised by Tangaroa College for the work they’ve done with the school’s Health Council for promoting wai water in the school. Healthy Families […]