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Our Stories – Healthy Families Hutt Valley & our partners.

Fond Farewells

Fond Farewells

The Healthy Families Hutt Valley team and Strategic Leadership Group would like to share their fond farewells and acknowledgements to the contribution of Marcus Sherwood, Lucy Kingsbeer and George Lajpold. In October we farewelled Marcus Sherwood, our longest standing...

The power of a word – Waiora

The power of a word – Waiora

Connection for Māori to all living things is central to our identity, health, and wellbeing. Living in te ao tūroa (natural world) we connect to everything living and non-living through whakapapa (layers of connection). Māori look to the past to inform the way we move...

2021 – Our Year in Review

2021 – Our Year in Review

Meri Kirihimete! If you could sum up 2021 in a single word, what would it be? This is something we’ve been reflecting on as 2021 comes to a close and we look back to all the highs, lows, learnings and experiences we have had this year. If you’d asked us in January,...

Plan your ride home before you head out

Plan your ride home before you head out

We have 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 and safety is enhanced....

Focus on Bridget Allan

Bridget Allan is the Chief Executive for Te Awakairangi Health Network and an original member of Healthy Families Hutt Valley’s Strategic Leadership Group. Bridget has many years of experience in the NZ health sector, working as a senior manager in primary care and...

Creating a Smokefree Hutt Valley

Creating a Smokefree Hutt Valley

At Healthy Families Hutt Valley, we know the importance of having spaces and places that support our health and wellbeing. We’ve been working to shift the system alongside our partners and community to create a smokefree and vapefree Hutt Valley.  Through Hutt...

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,...