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30 Jun 17
Maramataka Survey Results

Maramataka Survey Results

We received 90 responses to our Maramataka scoping survey has helped us to gauge what interest exists in our community. Of those who participated in our survey: 8% were aged…

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19 May 17
Healthy Families Rotorua Update May 2017

Healthy Families Rotorua Update May 2017

A 'life changing' ocean-based youth development programme run in the Bay of Plenty is giving teenagers the opportunity to spend 8-days voyaging, fishing, diving, swimming, bonding and learning. We also…

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15 May 17
FREE FEIJOAS FOR ROTORUA

FREE FEIJOAS FOR ROTORUA

Ngai Tahu Tourism’s generosity and leadership has been demonstrated by their invitation to the Rotorua community to harvest free feijoas from the iwi’s Agrodome orchards. For the third year running…

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12 May 17
Maramataka Survey

Maramataka Survey

Healthy Families Rotorua is running a survey to gauge community interest in learning about the Maori lunar calendar 'Te Maramataka' and associated activities such as planting, harvesting, fishing and hunting.…

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01 May 17
Workplace Wellness For Rotorua

Workplace Wellness for Rotorua

Healthy Families Rotorua has been supporting the development of workplace wellness in its region by influencing at a number of levels. Initiatives have included facilitating a new workplace advisory network…

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16 Mar 17
Ka Pai Kai Coming To Rotorua!

Ka Pai Kai coming to Rotorua!

Healthy Families Rotorua is looking for partners to trial offering affordable, healthy school lunches in Rotorua. Registered nutritionist and project lead Jasmin Jackson says the plan is to have the…

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15 Mar 17
Garden Plans A Growth Industry

Garden plans a growth industry

ROTORUA REVIEW: By Benn Bathgate Sixty-six vegetable gardens, 59 Rotorua families, eight kindergartens, one week. Community garden coordinator Te Rangikaheke Kiripatea and a group of dedicated volunteers have set themselves…

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21 Feb 17
Smokefree Zones Extended

Smokefree Zones Extended

All Rotorua sportsgrounds, skate parks, bus stops and shelters are becoming smokefree zones under Rotorua Lakes Council’s extended Smokefree Outdoor Spaces Policy. Counting down to the Government’s goal of New…

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21 Dec 16
SSB-Free Win!

SSB-Free Win!

The Rotorua Lakes Council is on the road to becoming ‘SSB Free’! A sugar-sweetened-beverage free and healthy food policy for council venues, events and activities has now been included in the Rotorua…

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15 Dec 16
New Rotorua Community Garden

New Rotorua Community Garden

Did you know that Rotorua has over 20 community gardens? And a brand new one has just been established in Ngongotaha! "It's almost becoming a movement here in Rotorua," says…

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23 Aug 16
Childhood Obesity An ‘Epidemic’

Childhood Obesity an ‘Epidemic’

Rotorua Daily Post: By Kyra Dawson Childhood obesity in Rotorua has been called an "epidemic", as a study reveals more than a quarter of 4-year-olds in the area are overweight…

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03 Aug 16
Big Win For Rotorua

Big Win for Rotorua

A Rotorua Lakes Council community facility has helped secure a major win in the battle against SSBs (sugar sweetened beverages) and unhealthy vending machines. The Rotorua Aquatic Centre, which housed…

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04 Apr 16
Turning The Tide Through Healthy Eating

Turning the tide through healthy eating

Māori need to eat healthier to reduce cancer rates, a Cancer Society representative says. Wayne Borell (Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Ranginui) says appalling cancer statistics amongst Māori could be…

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16 Mar 16
Improving Access To Healthy Food

Improving access to healthy food

ROTORUA REVIEW: By Amy Childs Beating hunger and improving health are big goals for a powerful group of Rotorua organisations hoping to establish a Local Food Network in the city.…

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16 Dec 15
Giving Support For A Healthier Rotorua

Giving support for a healthier Rotorua

Pita Pit Rotorua showed their support for a healthier community by donating 300 delicious Pita for children to eat at the launch of Healthy Families Rotorua. The edible initiative is part of the Government's 'Healthy Families…

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07 Dec 15
Watch What You Eat

Watch what you eat

A Rotorua father of three is urging people to think more about what they are eat after experiencing a close call with diabetes. Rawiri Te Kowhai managed to ward off…

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12 Nov 15
Health Course ‘changed My Life’

Health Course ‘changed my life’

Rotorua health professionals, and interested people of the Rotorua Community, are invited to a presentation by best-selling author and motivational speaker Dr Tom Mulholland on the benefits of 'Healthy Thinking'.…

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23 Jun 15
Creating Lasting Partnerships

Creating Lasting Partnerships

Aotearoa New Zealand has one of the best health systems in the world, but it is under pressure from increasing rates of preventable chronic disease. Healthy Families NZ (HFNZ) is…

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