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Students Highlight World Water Day

Today marks World Water Day, known as a United Nations observance day that highlights the importance of freshwater. March 22 is used to advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. World Water Day is celebrated around the world with a variety of events. Healthy Families South Auckland is currently working with several schools in […]

Weather doesn’t dampen community’s enthusiasm for getting moving

Making healthy choices was the focus of the inaugural Manurewa Fun Run held over the weekend.   Over 300 people took part in either the run, walk or supported from the sidelines at Mountfort Park on Saturday, 9 March. The What Hope Community Trust hosted the fun run and were encouraged by the good turnout. […]

Professionals Gather To Highlight Maramataka In The Workplace

Professionals from around the South Auckland community came together to discuss maramataka in the workplace. Healthy Families South Auckland hosted Geneva Harrison and Mihi Tibble of Tuhi Stationery who facilitated a workshop with Healthy Families South Auckland, Te Roopu Taurima, Community Action on Youth and Drugs, Turuki Health Care, Les Mills and Clendon Pride on […]

Te Kauae Star Compass Engages Community

“When I look up at my tipuna, I wonder what they think of something like Te Kauae, and how things would have been different had the questions we are asking now been asked back then.’’ Māori communities in South Auckland met last Friday to engage the conversation around the possibility of having a Te Kauae […]

Pro Water Current Gathers Pace in South Auckland

One of Mangere’s most popular summer events, the Portage Crossing, took the bold step of declaring themselves ‘fizz free’ this year as well as ensuring all stall holders took a healthier approach in what they offered in food and beverages. And this new healthier approach is set to be trialed at a number of council-funded […]

Papatoetoe Food Hub Gives Community Healthier Alternative

An exciting new initiative in Papatoetoe is making it easier for the community to access and enjoy kai. Papatoetoe Food Hub project at the old Papatoetoe netball courts has the simple aim of making it easier for people to get good kai and sets out to establish a place which models how we can create […]

Papatoetoe Food Hub Welcomes Community

The Papatoetoe Food Hub welcomed members of the South Auckland community at the end of last year to dine on delicious food at an affordable price. On 15 December we had our first community lunch at the Papatoetoe Food Hub which involved offering delicious food at an affordable price to more than 150 members of […]