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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...

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...

Paddling on the moana to build mātauranga Māori

Paddling on the moana to build mātauranga Māori

How might we grow our understanding as a community the value of wai? This is one of the questions we’re exploring as we evolve our wai kaupapa from increasing access and availability to wai as the drink of choice, towards growing and building an understanding of the...

Paving the way with smokefree messaging

Paving the way with smokefree messaging

We’re trying something new with how we communicate smokefree and vapefree spaces and places across the city.  In the lead up to World Smokefree Day on 31 May you will see the new ‘proud to be smokefree’ pavement stickers being rolled out across suburban centres...

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...

Coaching for wellbeing

Coaching for wellbeing

Wellbeing and putting the person first is high up on the agenda for Wellington Rugby League. The philosophy runs deep and was evident last weekend during the delivery of the Kiwi League Senior Coaching course, part of New Zealand Rugby League’s ‘The Kiwi Way’ Coach...

Creating safe spaces where we live, learn, work and play

Creating safe spaces where we live, learn, work and play

Healthy Families Hutt Valley has a focus on creating safe spaces that reduce the harm caused by alcohol. Safe spaces are the social and physical environments that create and support safer patterns of drinking behaviour and encourage low-risk drinking, which means...

Māori Systems

Māori Systems

Kaihau Paitai, our Māori Systems Innovator has been in the role for a couple of months now and shares his reflections on his journey so far. “Te ao Māori has always been a part of my life – growing up in the Coromandel and going to Kōhanga Reo, Kura Kaupapa and...

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