Hapu Hauora
Marae health and wellbeing initiative impresses Eastern Bay hapū image

Marae health and wellbeing initiative impresses Eastern Bay hapū

18 March 15
Improving the health and wellbeing of hapū was the theme at Toroa Marae in Whakatane recently as Toi Te Ora - Public Health Service (Toi Te Ora) previewed the Hapū Hauora initiative.

The Hapū Hauora initiative is being developed by Toi Te Ora, working collaboratively with members from local hapū.  Hapū Hauora aims to help improve the health of whānau and hapū through creating a…
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Healthy food push at Te Matatini image

Healthy food push at Te Matatini

11 March 15
The Waitaha Cultural Committee, which is hosting the event, vetted all of the food stalls during the application process to make sure customers would get a healthy meal.

While the main focus is on kapa haka, the festival also celebrates Maori culture and cuisine.

Waitaha Cultural Council chairperson Ranui Ngarimu said the council talked about what kind of kai they wanted their manuhiri to eat and…
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Marae stubs out smokes on grounds

20 May 15
A change in policy will see Turangawaewae Marae 100 per cent smoke free on Friday.

Smoke free will be introduced on the same day as local iwi and dignitaries gather alongside the Ngaruawahia community to commemorate the historic signing of the Raupatu Settlement.

Under the marae's old policy developed 12 years ago, smokers had access to designated areas on the marae.

Nga Miro Health heath promoter Wynae…
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Marae joins the ranks of alcohol-free image

Marae joins the ranks of alcohol-free

11 March 15
Issues with people getting drunk and post-rugby game booze-ups getting out of hand have led a Hicks Bay marae to impose a total alcohol ban within its grounds.

Hinemaurea ki Wharekahika marae at Hicks Bay went alcohol-free on Tuesday and marae chairman Moki Raroa said it was a decision that would have health and social benefits for all marae users.

“It’s just to get our people…
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