A Glenavon community hub is fostering connections through a united interest in growing vegetables. Last September, Tevita and his mother Annuncia were one of 30 families who signed up to the Glenavon community hub, helping rake leaves and build a raised garden bed. Since then, Tevita has returned weekly, learning different plant species, how to grow vegetables and most recently, installing a number of garden beds at his family’s home.
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).
Healthy Families Waitākere hosted a play hui in June to share mahi and ideas around making communities more active.
Healthy Families Waitākere is supporting a national initiative to improve the health and wellbeing of kaiako (teachers) working in early childhood education centres (ECE).
With Matariki approaching, Healthy Families Waitākere has put together a bite sized fact sheet to answer some frequently asked questions about the celebration.
“The healthcare challenge of this century.”
That’s how the World Health Organisation has labelled chronic conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity – and New Zealand is no exception.
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.
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.
Last week, Healthy Families Waitākere co-hosted the second Maramataka workshop alongside partners Hāpai Te Hauora, Toi Tangata and Te Whānau o Waipareira.
Healthy Families Waitākere and Hāpai Te Hauora have hosted a Maramataka workshop, offering participants an opportunity to learn about the key phases of the Māori Lunar Calendar.
The new menu for School Eats is now available for term 2.
The Getting West Auckland Moving workshop, which was held on April 6, has seen Healthy Families Waitākere invited to ask questions around active transport.