Healthy Families NZ is a national initiative funded by the Ministry of Health. Healthy Families Waitakere are one of ten teams across Aotearoa involved, led by Sport Waitakere. Healthy Families Waitakere have a dedicated workforce to improve people's health in the places where we spend our time - where we live, learn, work and play.

Our vision is
Waitakere - healthy community together

Our purpose is
Making health and wellbeing everyone’s business


Healthy Families NZ video

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Visual Overview:

[The video cycles through people from various backgrounds/ethnicities, standing in front of the iconic scenery and locations from their community. The specific communities are spread throughout New Zealand. Each line of the transcript is delivered by a different person in a different place. Colours of clothing and scenery are all vibrant and bold].


Everything we do…
What I do
What you do
What we do
Tātou tātou e.

It’s time
It’s time
It’s time
Kua tae te wā
It’s time, to make an impact on
my health
my health
tōku hauora
our health

Healthy Families NZ is about all of us working together
to make our communities
healthier places to be.

From the Far North,
to the Waitakeres

to Manurewa-Papakura

to East Cape

to Lower Hutt

all the way down to Invercargill

Healthy Families NZ is about
our children
our parents
our uncles
our mokopuna
our grandparents
our friends
our whānau

It’s about all of us leading healthy change
in the places we live,
and play

In our schools,
and early childhood education,
our workplaces
and sports clubs
on the marae,
and in our places of worship
from the council chambers,
right through to the Beehive

We all have a role to play in laying the foundations
for a healthier future

Preventable diseases, like type 2 diabetes
are threatening our quality of life
But it doesn’t have to be this way

Every healthy meal we share
Every time we get active together
Every piece of advice we give,
and the kōrero we have,

Every positive step we take
To impact the health of our community and future generations

Healthy Families NZ
Let’s build healthier communities
What you do matters.