Strengthened relationships helping connect the kai system

Strengthened relationships helping connect the kai system

Making good kai the reality for our people is a top priority for Healthy Families Hutt Valley. Kai plays an important part in our lives, it brings whānau and communities together and is one of the key ways we share and celebrate our culture and family traditions. In...
Planning for growth and growing kai

Planning for growth and growing kai

Recently, Regional Public Health, Common Unity Project Aotearoa and Healthy Families Hutt Valley worked together to raise awareness of the opportunity to input into the draft Wellington Regional Growth Framework (WRGF). This included engaging with members of the...
Koha Kai Pātaka supporting local whānau

Koha Kai Pātaka supporting local whānau

The newly created Koha Kai Pātaka at Walter Nash Park in Taitā emerged out of insights that the local food system and environment is not meeting the basic needs of people living in Taitā. While connecting and learning from people in the community, it became apparent...
Creating community connections through sharing kai

Creating community connections through sharing kai

Kai brings people together, and the act of sharing kai with our whānau and neighbours is proving to be a great way to create positive connections across communities. Healthy Families Hutt Valley Systems Innovator, Emily Welch says “We know that social connectedness is...
Connecting people to good food

Connecting people to good food

Our communities have told us the important role food plays in their lives and how it contributes to their wellbeing.  It is one of the key ways we share and celebrate culture and family traditions.  However, across Aotearoa New Zealand there are too many...