“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.”


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.



Māori Systems Guiding Engagement For Smokefree Mums.

Māori systems guiding engagement for smokefree mums.

Healthy Families Rotorua has focused on the return of Māori systems, which will extend to the maternal health sector in the form of hapū wānanga. The wānanga is currently being…

Building A Community Of Practice

Building a community of practice

Healthy Families Rotorua will hold a Maramataka wananga in Rotorua in May to bring together practitioners and champions of Maramataka. There will also be a follow up wananga at a…



The latest Maramataka infographic explores Huna, the 10th day of the month. See what this means below!

Stepping Up For Silver With Maori Systems

Stepping up for Silver with Maori Systems

A team effort is being pushed to help secure the next level of workplace wellbeing accreditation with an unexpected twist, they are using Maramataka to get there. Maramataka is a…


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.



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.



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.



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.



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.