Matariki star cluster fact sheet

Matariki star cluster fact sheet

With Matariki approaching, Healthy Families Waitākere has put together a bite sized fact sheet to answer some frequently asked questions about the celebration.

Healthy Families Waitākere attends ANA conference

Healthy Families Waitākere attends ANA conference

A collaborative project between Healthy Families Waitākere and the University of Auckland has identified systemic barriers leading to tamariki (children) not receiving the recommended daily fruit and vegetable intake.

Months of the Maramataka: The Māori Lunar Calendar

Months of the Maramataka: The Māori Lunar Calendar

Our tūpuna (ancestors) spent thousands of years observing the environment. They watched the rise and fall of the moon, the ebb and flow of the tide, alongside other environmental tohu (cues, signs) to understand the best days for planting, fishing and harvesting. It was understood these factors also had an effect on a person’s energy levels, behaviour and frame of mind (mood).

Whānau friendly work-hours makes good business sense

Whānau friendly work-hours makes good business sense

Westie Food Group has announced the launch of whānau-friendly work hours, an entirely new set of shift hours, offering employees flexibility to choose a schedule tailored to their unique whānau needs.