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“Healthy Families Rotorua is focussed on encouraging Rotorua whānau to live healthier lives by making good food choices, being physically active, moderating alcohol consumption
and being smoke-free.”

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Healthy Families Rotorua is a dedicated prevention workforce tasked with bringing together partnerships of key Rotorua organisations and individuals in a united effort to prevent chronic disease in Rotorua.

Healthy Families Rotorua works collaboratively with local leaders to identify, design and implement changes in community settings such as early childhood centres, schools, workplaces, food outlets, sports clubs, marae, businesses, and places of worship to help people make healthier choices.

The goal is to slow the growth of obesity and prevent chronic diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer by supporting families and communities to live healthier lives.

Get involved by becoming an AWHI Rotorua Partner and work with Healthy Families Rotorua using a ‘collective impact approach’ to challenge our communities to think differently about how to address the underlying causes of poor health at a local level.

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EVENTS & PANUI

Rākaunui

Rākaunui

We skipped ahead to Rākaunui as a tribute to the Supermoon! Many of our colleagues and whānau reported feeling restless and they could not sleep. We are in high energy…

Whirowhiti: The First Day Of The Month

Whirowhiti: The first day of the month

As our team applies Maramataka, we thought we would share an infographic to help make Maramataka easier to understand. This explains the first day of the month, Whirowhiti. November 18…

Intergenerational Sharing: Reaping What You Sow

Intergenerational sharing: Reaping what you sow

A simple planting of kumara tipu (seedling) at the Te Puea Orchard turned into an amazing opportunity for intergenerational knowledge sharing and a heartwarming example of a collaborative effort between…

Maramataka Māori

Maramataka Māori

In early August this year, Healthy Families Rotorua presented a Maramataka Wānanga as the first step in a response to the Rotorua Community's desire to learn more about Maramataka –…

CREATING CHANGE

The places where we spend our time are the foundation for a healthier future. In healthier environments, children learn better, workplaces are more productive, New Zealanders are healthier and happier – communities are more liveable.  We can all be a part of building a healthier community where we live, learn, work and play. Click on the icons below for some ideas on how you can create healthy change. What you do matters.

Live

Live

We all want our whānau to be well. Healthy change within your family and community can start with you.  Even making small changes can have a big impact on our health and wellbeing.

Learn

Learn

Early Childhood Education services and schools are ideal places to promote health and wellbeing for children and young people, as the benefits extend to the whole community.

Work

Work

As adults we spend around half our waking hours at work, so it’s no wonder that the workplace is a place with huge potential to influence our health
and wellbeing.

Play

Play

You have the power to positively influence those around you, but sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. Even making small changes can have a big impact on our health and wellbeing.

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