This past Tuesday (April 7) was World Health Day.

World Health Day is a global health awareness day which has been celebrated every year since 1950 under the sponsorship of the World Health Organisation (WHO). It is a day that provides an opportunity to focus on key public health issues that affect the international community.

In recognition of this, and all things health, Te Hiku Hauora and a variety of other Far North organisations, have organised the ‘Celebrate Hauora Expo’ to be held on Monday April 13 at the Te Ahu Centre in Kaitaia.

This FREE event is open to the whole whanau and will cover a range of free services for children from 0- 18 years of age and all pregnant women.

Diet, education, support and whanau is the cornerstone of good health, and this is what ‘Celebrate Hauora Expo’ is all about.

The Expo will see a variety of health promoters, health education providers, youth services and social services within our community in attendance.

Mobile nursing services, breastfeeding support, road safety, stop smoking support for hapu women, as well as weaving and mirimiri (massage) demonstrations will be just some of the things on display at the expo.

Organisers aim to highlight all of the free health services available within the community and provide a forum where fellow health providers can network and liaise with one another.

‘Celebrate Hauora Expo’ is a unique event that showcases innovation and celebrates our local people, helping individuals to be healthy.

The Expo has been arranged to coincide with the school holidays allowing the entire whanau an opportunity to attend.

If you’re needing help and support towards a healthier life for you and your whanau, come along to Te Ahu and check out the Expo!