Tāfesilafa’i Community of Care Evaluation
This project was initiated in 2020 and has operated with the support of Healthy Families Waitākere since its inception. Using a qualitative and quantitative approach to collect data alongside the Siapo Evaluation Framework, this report involved in-depth interviews with twenty Pasifika faiaoga (teachers/management), aiga (families), alongside two talanoa fa’asoa (discussion groups) with faiaoga.
Weaving Te Ao Māori into western early learning settings: A trial
In 2021, Healthy Families Waitākere worked with Toi Tangata to create the opportunity to prototype the delivery of He Pī Ka Rere (HPKR) into five ECE in West Auckland. This prototype is the first time that HPKR has formally been introduced into ECE settings outside Kōhanga Reo.
Tāfesilafa'i: West Auckland Samoan ECE Community of Care Report
This report outlines an initiative in West Auckland with five Aoga Amata that
created a network of support linking available resources and the exhausted
faiaoga. We explored the conditions that enabled a Community of Care (CoC)
to develop in partnership with the Aoga Amata staff and aiga, enabling them
to address at least four of the focus areas for change identified in the Action
Plan for Pacific Education 2020–2030.
Workplace wellbeing employee voice insights report
This report summarises findings from 154 respondents to a survey created in collaboration with the Rosebank Business Association. The survey was submitted to Rosebank Road businesses, to determine what affects people’s wellbeing at work and what workplaces can do to improve and support wellbeing in the workplace.
Rosebank Road Travel Insights Report
As part of the Rosebank Wellbeing Collab, this report shows worker experiences travelling to and from work and some ideas to reduce this daily stressor in workplaces.
Case Study – Te Atatū Roosters Rugby League Club
Sale of Alcohol Act
A club that is committed to providing a positive environment for their whānau and working hard to address the challenges around alcohol.
The Kitchen Project Report
Formed to support locally based food and beverage entrepreneurs to develop their businesses, The Kitchen Project was developed as a three-way partnership between Panuku Development Auckland, Auckland Unlimited and Healthy Families (Waitākere and South Auckland).
West Auckland Together Report
How a network of networks collaboratively mobilised to support West Auckland communities during COVID-19 alert level 4.
Healthy Families Waitākere, alongside a number of other Healthy Families sites, is working alongside the community to revive this traditional practice and bring in into everyday life.
Today, Maramataka is being weaved into people’s particular ways of living and work practice, where they’ve adapted this practice to align to the Gregorian calendar. Healthy Families Waitākere is pleased to share with you all a local west-coast Maramataka calendar, updated monthly and available for download below. This calendar highlights best days for planning, getting active, reflection, alongside many other activities.
This Maramataka calendar is aligned to the west coast, if you are on the east coast you’ll need to edit it so that Rakaunui falls on the day of the full moon.
GAPPA Recommendations from the community hui facilitated by Healthy Families WaitākerE
On behalf of the Ministry, Healthy Families Waitākere facilitated a co-design workshop alongside Dr Geoff Kira and his team from Massey University, with a focus on how to approach increasing physical activity in community settings. Our recommendations are available for download.
Manamotuhake o te kai
Healthy Families Waitākere has engaged with many other organisations and whānau on the issue of food security and discussed how to grow kai sovereignty in West Auckland. Kai sovereignty emphasises placing control of food back into local communities. Our collective aim with this initiative is to vitalise the mana of kai in West Auckland alongside our Māori whānau and communities.
Healthy Families NZ Evaluation Report 2022
We welcome the release of the Healthy Families NZ Summative Evaluation Report 2022 which highlights the approach as an innovative, proven prevention initiative that is community-led, systems-focused and grounded in mātauranga Māori.
Food Rescue in 2022
Healthy Families Waitākere Systems Innovator Rea Kenkel was thrilled to have been asked to review and provide feedback on the second report in the food waste series from the Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor. The report builds on advice on how to combat food waste and the role and limitations of food relief in Aotearoa. Subsequent reports will focus on resolutions to food waste.
Growing a wellbeing movement at work Zaynel Sushil & Kim Watts
This case study details how to grow a wellbeing movement at work, using real-world practice. See how West Auckland based thought leaders are implementing wellbeing into their workplace; their insights, breakthroughs and failures in their attempts develop a culture of wellbeing within their organisations.
Te Whai Kori: Regional Play Framework for Tāmaki Makaurau
This Regional Play Framework was developed by play system leaders and champions’ from across Tāmaki Makaurau to unite organisations who believe in the power of play for our tamariki and rangatahi, their whānau and our communities.
Healthy Families NZ: Kai Impact Report
Communities hold the answers to
re-orienting the food system to improve wellbeing. Around Aotearoa, we are hearing communities insisting now is the time to move toward Sustainable Food Systems which are regenerative and resilient; prioritise locally grown and affordable kai; and uphold mātauranga [indigenous knowledge], kaitiakitanga [guardianship] and rangatiratanga [leadership].
This report shares inspiring stories from around the country that demonstrate how local kai initiatives are contributing to a national movement that could transform how kai is understood, appreciated, grown and consumed in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Letter template to the ministry of justice
Do you support the government taking more effective actions to reduce the harms of alcohol use? Let the Ministry of Justice know you tautoko the decision to review the Act! To make it easy we have created a template that you can use, just fill in the blanks to make it more personal.
Supporting kaiako hauora - teacher wellbeing- in eces (2021)
Insights from the Heart Foundation workshop series. The purpose of this document is to share the story
of how West Auckland found new ways to support the wellbeing of our precious ECE kaiako.
Māori COVID-19 Impact Report West Auckland (2020-2021)
Commissioned by the Māori Thought Leadership Collective West Auckland, this report explores the impact of Covid-19 on Māori whānau in West Auckland.
Supporting Kaiako Hauora in ECEs - insights report (May 2020)
This report shares what we’ve learned during the discovery phase, drawing on learnings from existing information sources, empathy interviews, alongside knowledge and experience of those in the sector with a focus on West Auckland. Through this process, factors have been identified at a national, organisational and personal level.
Easy Choice Family Kai cookbooks
Easy Choice – Family Kai is a free seasonal meal planner and recipe book which helps families shop for, cook and eat nourishing and affordable food.
Easy Choice was developed in partnership with the Fresh Choice supermarket in Ranui and Glen Eden.
Food in Schools - insights report (February 2020)
This document shares what has been learned throughout the initial stages. It draws from learnings from existing information sources, programme staff, alongside the school community.
The Healthy Environments Framework
Research shows that the spaces we live, work and play in have a big part to play in supporting our general health. The Healthy Environment Principles and Event Guide are 4 practical principles designed to be easy to implement and come with options, tips and plenty of resources. This guide is for everyone involved in delivering Auckland Council events and is also applicable for community event organisers.
Play Every day with HealthyKids
Giving children lots of opportunities to play, both alone and with others, helps with their learning and development. Play is fun and doesn’t need to be formal, structured or to cost money.
Healthy Families NZ, Sport NZ and the Health Promotion Agency have teamed up to share fun, free and low-cost ideas to get your family eating, moving and sleeping well.
So what are you waiting for? Have some fun and play, every day!
Check out HealthyKids.org.nz for fun recipes, activity ideas, goal charts and more.
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