Volunteering for Kaumātua

Healthy Families Rotorua leveraged its network to help ensure the triumphant execution of this year’s Te Arawa Kaumātua Olympics, drawing on the collective power of community support. Lead systems innovator, Pirihira Whata, says when the call came out from kaumātua group Oranga Tinana o Ue leader, Dr Laurie Morrison, for volunteers for the Kaumātua Olympics, […]

Kai survey results

In an effort to understand the kai experiences of our community, Healthy Families Rotorua conducted a survey among Rotorua residents.

Matariki ignites ancient ways

Healthy Families Rotorua is part of a mātauranga Māori revitalisation kaupapa to celebrate Matariki. In 2022, the team helped Kai Rotorua plant and harvest kūmara at Te Puea Orchard for Matariki ceremonies. This year, the team participated in the revival of an ana kūmara to store our produce, including two ancient varieties. At this month’s […]

Te Arawa stories and cycling

Te Arawa stories will be at the fore of a new activation to get more people walking and biking on the city’s shared footpaths and roads.