Normalising Maramataka Māori

Normalising Maramataka Māori

This infographic explains the moon phase known as Huna, it’s influence on the environment and the relevance to a setting within Healthy Families Rotorua. Huna is known as a bad day, he rā kino. Huna means to hide which as the name implies, everything...
Preparing for flu season

Preparing for flu season

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Pikiao are urging whānau to be prepared for what is predicted to be a hard- hitting influenza season. They are offering free flu vaccinations for: Hapū Māmā (pregnant women any trimester) Asthmatic if using regular preventative...
Whānau Ora for all

Whānau Ora for all

The Minister for Whānau Ora says he’s keen for Whānau Ora to be seen as a service delivery model for the whole community, not just Māori and Pacific Island families. Peeni Henare attended the recent symposium in Blenheim organised by South Island...
Co-design hui looks to Māori solutions for Maternal Health

Co-design hui looks to Māori solutions for Maternal Health

On Wednesday 4 April 2018, Healthy Families Rotorua facilitated a co-design hui between Maternal Health Service Providers in Rotorua aimed at co-ordinating a collaborative approach to address the multiple needs of the sector in Rotorua. In attendance...
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 later date. The aim of the wananga is to increase the application and practice...
Wai Warriors kick-off first K-Day at Lake Okareka

Wai Warriors kick-off first K-Day at Lake Okareka

Our Wai Warriors enjoyed a series of fun, team bonding activities at Lake Okareka during their first Kaitiakitanga Day (K-Day) on Sunday 25th  February. Before the day kicked-off, kaumātua, Paraone Pirika, spoke to our rangatahi about looking after...
First nation youth conference inspires

First nation youth conference inspires

Sharing culture and information from an indigenous perspective was part of a First Nation youth conference in Canada involving several Te Arawa Whānau Ora collective providers. The Na-Cho Nyak Dun (Big River People) annual youth conference was held...
Monthly screening evening proposed #SmearYourMea

Monthly screening evening proposed #SmearYourMea

Korowai Aroha have had a great response to the online cervical cancer screening kaupapa. The Smear Your Mea campaign has gone viral since high profile kapa haka performer Talei Morrison laid the challenge down last month. It was through kapa haka she...
Seeing transformation drives Paearahi

Seeing transformation drives Paearahi

Sarndra Mear doesn’t consider the people she helps as clients.  For the Te Papa Takaro o Te Arawa (TPTOTA) Paearahi, it is a much closer relationship. Once we engage with them they become part of our whānau. This is part of aspirational thinking...
Normalising Maramataka Māori

Normalising Maramataka Māori

This infographic explains the moon phase known as Oturuturu, it’s influence on the environment and the relevance to a setting within Healthy Families Rotorua. This signals the start of the highest energy days of the month, which is great timing for...