Health & Wellbeing

Mums

Mums

In the course of my work as Paearahi for Te Arawa Whānau Ora, I often meet women who talk about the profound sadness they live with when losing their Mum to breast cancer. Twice this week I have had conversations with women I have rung to tell them their...
Healthy Families Rotorua Launched

Healthy Families Rotorua Launched

A dedicated prevention workforce tasked with bringing community leaders together in a united effort to prevent chronic disease in Rotorua was launched last week. Healthy Families Rotorua was launched by the Minister of Health Honorable Dr Jonathan Coleman...
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’. The free talk will be held at 7pm...
Kohanga Reo commended on taking part in the WERO Challenge

Kohanga Reo commended on taking part in the WERO Challenge

Congratulations to all Te Kohanga Reo Teams who have taken up the WERO Challenge. “The Voyage on becoming Smokefree”.  The Challenge commenced on Monday 6th July and the 50 participants will be supported by their Kaihautu (coach) and Kaiwhakatere...
Bully Free Bro branching out

Bully Free Bro branching out

(by Amy Childs, Rotorua Review) After running in our community for two years no, the Bully Free Bro programme is looking to start expanding this year with a few big ideas in mind. Bully Free Bro, or BFB, is an anti-bullying initiative created to engage,...
Getting a handle on asthma – it could save a life

Getting a handle on asthma – it could save a life

World Asthma Day 2015 took place on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 with Korowai Aroha’s Asthma service joining together with Asthma Rotorua to promote World Asthma Day at Rotorua Hospital. In 2013 Rotorua was reported as being among the country’s worst...
Free GP visits for all children under 13 in Rotorua

Free GP visits for all children under 13 in Rotorua

Rotorua Area Primary Health Services (RAPHS) have confirmed all 18 of its general practices will offer free doctors’ visits to children under the age of 13 from July. RAPHS chief executive Kirsten Stone said the organisation was pleased with the...
Caring for your Wharetangata

Caring for your Wharetangata

Korowai Aroha Health Centre needs your help whānau.  Māori women are falling well behind with having a cervical smear and Korowai Aroha wants your opinion as to why? Why do you put off or not have your cervical smear when it is due? Why do you think...
Top hepatitis care delivered locally

Top hepatitis care delivered locally

Over 50 Rotorua residents living with hepatitis B or C have been educated by a community hepatitis nurse and received a FibroScan assessment (liver ultrasound) during the last two months. The free Rotorua clinics were implemented by The Hepatitis Foundation...
It’s about whānau! Getting ready for World Smokefree Day!

It’s about whānau! Getting ready for World Smokefree Day!

World Smokefree Day is on 31 May and is about celebrating and working towards smokefree/auahi kore lives for New Zealanders. This year the theme is “It’s about whānau.’ Whānau is a driving force for many people wishing to protect others from...