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Advancing the mana and hauora of people through sport

Advancing the mana and hauora of people through sport

Wellington Rugby League is a leader amongst our Regional Sporting Organisations for the way they are driving their health and wellbeing strategy for the rugby league community in Wellington. Wellington Rugby League appointed a new CEO Andre Whittaker in January 2021,...

Exploring Covid-19 Alcohol deliveries

Exploring Covid-19 Alcohol deliveries

Healthy Families Hutt Valley has a focus on reducing the harm caused by alcohol, where people have safer patterns of drinking behaviour, environments support low-risk drinking, harmful drinking is not visible to our children and young people and community wellbeing...

Investment in walking and cycling continues

Investment in walking and cycling continues

Walking and cycling are big topics at the moment, with active transport recognised as playing a significant role in transitioning to a sustainable transport system and meeting our climate goals.We’re seeing unprecedented commitment to walking and cycling related...

Growing our understanding and practice through pou

Growing our understanding and practice through pou

Healthy Families Hutt Valley is working on creating better partnerships with our hapori Māori. To build strong partnerships, it is important to continue developing our understanding of Māori culture and values. This deepened understanding allows for a more authentic,...

The power of a word – Prevention

The power of a word – Prevention

Healthy Families NZ is a prevention initiative that takes a systems approach to improve the health and wellbeing of whole populations within localities in order to prevent the rise of chronic disease.  Each Healthy Families NZ locality is different; the people,...

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...

Celebrating local leadership Driving Change

Celebrating local leadership Driving Change

Leadership is one of the building blocks of a strong prevention system, it plays a key enabling role in redesigning our systems to benefit the health and wellbeing of our people and planet. At Healthy Families Hutt Valley we value and often talk about the importance...

Engaging young people to be active with dirtskool initiative

Engaging young people to be active with dirtskool initiative

dirtsKool is the adrenaline pumping, active based learning initiative which is getting Wellington students out and about on our local mountain bike trails. The first ever school-based initiative of its type, thanks to funding from Nuku Ora’s Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa...

Building Momentum in a time of change

Building Momentum in a time of change

There is change in the air! A shift is being felt as more detail is being shared about transformative change in the Health and Local Government systems and existing work across the public sector builds momentum.  As a Ministry of Health funded initiative led from...

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