Korowai Aroha awarded Workwell “Bronze Accreditation”

Korowai Aroha awarded Workwell “Bronze Accreditation”

Korowai Aroha Health Centre is proud of its recent achievement in gaining a WorkWell “Bronze Accreditation” under Toi Te Ora, Public Health Service. This has helped to develop and implement systems and simple effective strategies for managing...
Hawaiian research student seeks to better understand cultural-based physical activity

Hawaiian research student seeks to better understand cultural-based physical activity

Aloha mai kakou may sound very familiar and for Charly Sampaga (Mililani) it represents her cultural connections and the language of her ancestors. Charly was born and raised on the diverse island of Oahu, Hawai’i, and as a result has been very fortunate...
Toiora Programme helps whānau understand connections between physical fitness and spiritual and cultural wellbeing

Toiora Programme helps whānau understand connections between physical fitness and spiritual and cultural wellbeing

“The Toiora Programme is a journey of discovery, personal growth and cultural awareness driven by introducing participants to positions of strength and positivity in the local environments.” – Paora Te Hurihanganui, General Manager, Te Papa...
Paearahi Profile | Ann Kururangi

Paearahi Profile | Ann Kururangi

For Ann Kururangi (Ngāti Porou,  Te Whānau-A-Apanui and Rongowhakaata), paearahi (navigator) at Korowai Aroha Health Centre, the part of the job she loves the most is when “the light goes on” and she becomes witness to that moment when...
Whānau Ora journey helps rebuild family connections

Whānau Ora journey helps rebuild family connections

Feeling disconnected from whānau, whenua and the values and beliefs of past generations was part of what compelled one whānau to begin their Whānau Ora journey. The whānau wanted to feel connected to each other as they once had been as children....
Free Dental Check-up & Treatment (*criteria applies)

Free Dental Check-up & Treatment (*criteria applies)

Tipu Ora is offering free dental check-ups and treatment if you fit the following criteria: Are enrolled with a Rotorua GP practice AND Are over 18 years of age AND Are Maori, Pacifica or low income AND Have a community services card AND Have diabetes,...
Aroha Mai Cancer Support Services

Aroha Mai Cancer Support Services

The kaupapa of Aroha Mai Cancer Support Services is to provide better access to quality Cancer support services for Māori and the wider community. Aroha Mai Cancer Support Services offers a valuable transport service which helps those needing specialist...
District health board adopts Whanau Ora for entire community

District health board adopts Whanau Ora for entire community

(By Anne-Marie Emerson of the Wanganui Chronicle) Whanganui District Health Board has formally adopted Whanau Ora – and it will benefit the entire Wanganui community. The DHB adopted Whanau Ora at its board meeting on Friday, but only after robust...
Poukai o Te Arawa

Poukai o Te Arawa

On Thursday 23 May, Punawhakareia marae will host the Poukai on behalf of Ngāti Pikiao. This is an annual event that has its beginnings from King Tawhiao who in 1884 instituted the Poukai as a gesture of looking after and feeding those who had been driven...
Whānau Advisory Group member wins top award

Whānau Advisory Group member wins top award

Whānau Advisory Group member, Kingi Biddle has been named the best public speaker in New Zealand. This is the 2nd time in three years that Kingi has been recognised for his talent and skill. In 2011 he took home the NZ Toastmasters International Speech...