June 2015: "Healthy Families NZ (HFNZ) is a new initiative that aims to bring together the right mix of leadership, encouragement, information and resources to help people make healthier choices for themselves and their whānau," says Manager of Healthy Families Rotorua, Leanne Morehu.
Last year, Rotorua was identified as one of 10 regions across the country that would be established as a Healthy Families Community.
Since its inception, Mrs Morehu and her team have worked to ensure all the relevant organisations within our region are on board with a partnership arrangement (AWHI Rotorua) that aligns with the Collective Impact Approach being utilised to deliver Healthy Families.
Collective Impact is a approach which seeks to tackle large-scale complex social issues. It is an innovative approach to making collaboration work across government, business, philanthropy, non-profit organisations and the community with an effort to to achieve significant and long-term social change.
Partners range from local government to smaller community social service providers as well as the Department of Conservation.
In essence, Healthy Families Rotorua is tasked with supporting and enhancing current community and service provision to engage and connect where people in our community live, learn, work and play.
"It takes a coordinated approach to ensure that we are aware of any gaps, as well as what is working well to address preventable chronic diseases. Understanding our community allows us to identify what other issues our whanau are dealing with which likely include a raft of social issues".
Healthy Families Rotorua is about knowing the bigger picture around the health and wellbeing of our whānau.
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Rotorua Chamber of Commerce
Established in 1908 the Rotorua Chamber of Commerce is the district's leading business organisation and is an affiliate member of the New Zealand Chambers of Commerce.
The Rotorua Chamber of Commerce works with all business organisations and agencies by providing advocacy, support services and networking towards building a better business environment in the city.
Excel Rotorua takes a collaborative approach to building on current successes and finding new and innovative ways to achieve better educational outcomes for all children and young people in our community.
Te Taumata o Ngāti Whakaue Iho Ake Trust is the facilitator – bringing groups together to collectively establish an Action Plan for Rotorua.
The Heart Foundation is the charity that works to stop New Zealanders dying prematurely from heart disease. They are committed to funding vital research, promoting heart healthy lifestyles and advancing cardiac care in this country.
Korowai Aroha is a kaupapa Maori Health Service and this shapes who we are, how we treat each other and most importantly, how we treat our patients and whanau.
Our main aim is to help the people who seek support from us for their healthcare. Maori Health is sometimes thought of as a challenging area to work in. Yet we recognise the privilege that people choose to share their health decisions with us
Lakes District Health Board serves a population of just over 100,000 and covers 9,570 square kilometres. It stretches from Mourea in the north to Mangakino in the west down to Turangi in the south and across to Kaingaroa village in the east. The major centres of population are Rotorua and Taupo and the main smaller communities are Mangakino and Turangi. The DHB’ boundaries take in the two main iwi groups of Te Arawa and Ngati Tuwharetoa.
Maketu Health & Social Services
Maketu Health & Social Services began operation as a health & social service agency under the umbrella of Te Ihu o Te Waka Trust in 1996 and became a separate entity in 2001. A small Agency proud of its ingenuity, drive determination and vision of staff and trustees to build a high quality Kaupapa Maori health & social services agency servicing the Maketu community.
As a Kaupapa Maori Health & Social services Agency, our values are the basis of our strength, resilience and commitment to the provision of excellence in the planning and delivery of health and social services to the Maketu community.
Ministry of Social Development
The Ministry is all about helping to build successful individuals, and in turn building strong, healthy families and communities.
They’re working towards this through providing:
- care and protection of vulnerable children and young people
- employment, income support and superannuation services
- funding to community service providers
- social policy and advice to government
- student allowances and loans
- social housing assessments.
Our core role is in providing rehabilitation services to patients with severe arthritis and other chronic disorders. We are a national referral centre for patients who are unable to manage their condition despite the best efforts of regional services.
Rotorua is a natural place for QE Health. The geothermal spas at Rotorua have been providing healing for over a century. QE Health is the direct successor to the original health spa, the Rotorua Bathhouse.
Rotorua Area Primary Health
Rotorua Area Primary Health Services (RAPHS) is the Primary Health Organisation for people in Rotorua to turn to for information on all aspects of health care in the community.
They make it easier and more affordable for all Rotorua people to access quality, community based health care and support by working together with health funders, providers and partner organisations. They are a gateway to information for patients, families, general practices and the Rotorua community.
Youth Centre Trust
The Rotorua Youth Centre is a place where young people (and not so young) can come and be involved. They offer Workshops and Holiday Programs, Music tuition, Driver Licensing, Health Service and more. They also stage bands and performance groups and host some events such as the hugely popular annual House of Horrors.
The Rotovegas Youth Health centre will put you in touch with a range of health services. They deliver a range of specialist youth health services for Rotorua youth. Free for 15-24 year olds. There is a drop in clinic for their nurses and a Doctor available by appointment. They also have a social worker and can help with referrals to councillors and other helpful services.
Rotorua Lakes Council
The Rotorua Lakes Council is committed to working closely with our community to ensure the destination we have identified is the right one - for without a clear and agreed destination our journey to the future can not be successfully navigated.
Rotorua Primary Schools Principals
Profile coming soon.
Established in 1987, Sport Bay of Plenty is a not for profit charitable trust that strives to get more people, more active, more often through the provision of information and support across the Sport and Recreation sector. Operating under our organisational values of Passion, Professionalism, Humility and Innovation our mission is to inspire and enable Bay of Plenty communities to be the most active in New Zealand.
Te Papatakaro o Te Arawa
Te Papa Takaro o Te Arawa (TPTOTA) is a non profit, Iwi mandated, registered charitable trust and is governed by a board of Iwi elected trustees representing hapu of te Arawa. Our core buisness is to provide opportunities to improve the wellbeing of the WHIM (Whanau, Hapu, Iwi, Marae) of Te Arawa as well as the wider community of the Te Arawa rohe. TPTOTA strives to increase participation in healthy lifestyles, to promote and encourage Iwi development and grow leadership opportunities.
Te Roopu a Iwi o Te Arawa
Te Rōpu a Iwi o Te Arawa Charitable Trust was specifically established in 1988 and mandated by eight Iwi to provide the Mātua-Whāngai care and protection programme social services.
Maatua Whangai also operates a Private Training Establishment, which provides the National Certificate for Iwi Māori Social Services and is registered under the New Zealand Federation Budget Service to deliver budget services.
Te Runanga o Ngati Pikiao
The Runanga continues to build on its three core business areas – health, social services and education, training, as well as provide other key services to Iwi as and when required.
Their health services range from GP’s, community and chronic care, Pacific Island mobile nursing, and a range of social services Whanau Ora, Suicide Prevention and many more.
Te Waiariki Purea Trust
The Trusts business is about strengthening families, Whanau Ora, youth leadership programmes, family violence prevention, working with youth who are on the benefit to get them into work, training or education, holiday programmes, education schemes and Youth Justice referrals to name a few – and most are free of charge.
Tipu Ora provides a wide range of primary health, social and education services accessible to all people living in the Rotorua district area. Tipu Ora’s Education service operates nationally from Rotorua up to Whangarei and down to Christchurch.
They focus on the health and wellbeing needs of children, their whānau and their extended whānau. Tipu Ora has an integrated approach to its service delivery to its clients. This means that clients receive a continuum of care, according to their needs, over time and across a range of Tipu Ora’s services.
Toi Te Ora
Toi Te Ora - Public Health Service (Toi Te Ora) is funded by the Ministry of Health and is the public health unit for the Bay of Plenty and Lakes District Health Boards. Toi Te Ora’s purpose is to improve and protect the health of the population in the Lakes and Bay of Plenty districts with a focus on reducing inequalities.
Waiariki Institute of Technology
Waiariki Institute of Technology is the key tertiary provider in the Bay of Plenty. Located in one of New Zealand's most beautiful regions, our five campuses provide a tertiary education for between 6,000 and 10,000 New Zealand students, and approximately 1,300 international students.
WERA Charitable Trust
WERA provides a high level of community development services with the purpose of growing the skills, knowledge and potential of those we serve.
They have extensive knowledge and experience in assisting communities, families and individuals towards capability building strategies that are self-sustaining, empowering and profitable.
Department of Conservation
The Department of Conservation is the government agency charged with conserving New Zealand’s natural and historic heritage.
This means ensuring that New Zealanders gain a wide range of benefits from healthy functioning ecosystems, recreation opportunities, and through living our history.
To do this, they organise their work around five outcomes:
- the diversity of our natural heritage is maintained and restored
- our history is protected and brought to life
- more people participate in recreation
- more people engage with conservation and value its benefits
- conservation gains from more business partnerships.
Their vision is for New Zealand to be the greatest living space on Earth.