Shaping the future of play

Shaping the future of play

Shaping the future of play recently kicked off with a series of Play Huddles across the Wellington region to help better understand different communities’ perceptions and experiences of play, and what helps or hinders children’s play. Play is important because it...
Growing a connected and kai resilient community

Growing a connected and kai resilient community

Food 4 Thought is a family-oriented community-led group that is uniquely Upper Hutt. A cross-section group of community champions who are working on the ground pioneering change for whānau and community. The mission is to encourage waste reduction and food resilience...
Change is upon us

Change is upon us

Hayley Buchan our Healthy Families Hutt Valley Manager has been part of the Healthy Families NZ movement and the pillar of Healthy Families Hutt Valley since the beginning of the initiative in 2015. As well as leading a team of systems innovators, strategists and...
Revelling in systems thinking

Revelling in systems thinking

Since the beginning, Barry Gall our Systems Strategist, has led the mahi in our systems approach to prevention, creating change across urban design, smokefree environments, the food system and local government. Barry shared some of his learnings during his time in the...
Participating by staying true to the kaupapa

Participating by staying true to the kaupapa

After three years as our Lead Systems Innovator, Eddie Edmonds was the driving force behind our team’s commitment to improving equity and health and wellbeing outcomes for Māori. By beginning our journey with a strong focus on building the internal capability of the...