Focusing on Healthy Families
Healthy Families Rotorua believe that innovative practice to attain good health for our communities is embedded and aligned to cultural knowledge and concepts of well-being. This is a ‘systems return’ approach – returning to traditional practices and cultural frameworks that assist communities to thrive.
Improving the health of our community
live, learn, work and play
In healthier environments, children and young people learn better. This means that our learning environments are key places to make changes to support better health and wellbeing.
Facilitates the establishment of a professional development initiative for teachers in Kura and Early Childhood Education centres.
WORLD ‘AIMALAMA CONFERENCE
Values Iwi intelligence by growing tangata whenua knowledge and sharing it with the world.
TE ARAWA WAI WARRIORS
Develops future innovators and change agents “Rangatahi hunga tiaki o te wai”
KA PAI KAI ROTORUA
Supports students to access healthy and affordable kai
Where we live affects our health and there are a number of ways this can happen.
Aim: Marae lever cultural, social and infrastructural assets to develop Marae champions by supporting whānau to move from ‘whakamā to whakahihi.’
Aim: Marae tell their stories about Tikanga and behaviour change associated with alcohol to destabilise negative stereotypes and recalibrate the narrative.
Support successful establishment of a Kai Oranga Rotorua cohort connected Marae.
NGĀ KŌRERO O TE WAI
Changing the narrative and developing a series of Wai stories that identify the sources of Rotorua’s drinking water.
TE URUNGA O KEA
Support an Iwi wide response to climate change, including access to clean wai.
Improving healthier environments for a child’s first 1000 days.
At the end of the day, people who have time to relax, have fun, and play are healthier and more connected to their families and communities.
Facilitates a co-design process with experts to improve access for people to benefit from the concept of Poi.
PĀ TO PODIUM
Increases access to cultural resources through marae-based Waka-Ama with Marae.
TE EKE PAIHIKARA
Facilitates a co-design process by using local champions to encourage increased use on our local Cycle-Ways.
A business that is serious about well-being will have a happier workforce, a more productive workforce and contribute to a healthy community.
WORK WELL &/OR MARAMATAKA
This initiative promotes workplace wellbeing and supports workplaces to progress to Gold Accreditation.
Publishes workplaces stories of tikanga and behaviour change associated with alcohol to destabilise negative stereotypes and recalibrate the narrative.
Supports workplaces to deal with waste in an environmentally friendly way.
MĀORI SYSTEMS RETURN
Māori systems return is a preventative pathway, by drawing on its cultural wealth to lead in health and wellbeing.
Māori Systems Return’s approach is to normalise Māori traditional practices and frameworks to sustain whānau in times of challenge and prosperity.
Practising and exercising Māori customs can be applied in all settings, to achieve healthier environments.