Haere ra – Farewell

Haere ra – Farewell

“Kaua koutou e mataku, Go for it, don’t stop, and don’t be frightened of the new things that are going to happen”. These are the words spoken by the first Chairperson of Te Hauora O Te Hiku O Te Ika, Muriwai Popata in 1995. These words inspired Michele Wi the current...

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An investment in healthy children

An investment in healthy children

New Zealand has the third highest obesity rate in the world, and being part of these statistics is only getting worse. Children cannot be held responsible for their obesity but parents and whanau need to protect them from the obesogenic environment. Eighty percent of...

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Don’t let asthma hold you back

Don’t let asthma hold you back

'Breathe Better September' highlights the issues surrounding asthma and respiratory disease and raises awareness of the symptoms and triggers of asthma. Members of the Te Hiku Hauora Mobile Nursing Team, along with over 180 of the wonderful students and staff at...

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Te Hiku Hauora Home Support Service

Te Hiku Hauora Home Support Service

“The service we provide has been a god send to our people” so says Leanne Walker, home support worker for Te Hiku Hauora home support services. Leanne has been a home support worker for 18 years and during that time she has obtained a wealth of experience in the...

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Don’t wait to treat impetigo

Don’t wait to treat impetigo

“School sores” is the common name for Impetigo that causes blisters on exposed parts of body, such as hands, legs and face. Impetigo is a very contagious skin infection this means it easily spreads from one person to another most common in children, due to mixing and...

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Making a big difference to health with fitness and fun

Making a big difference to health with fitness and fun

Te Hiku Hauora's aim is to help all members of the community achieve optimal health and we are committed to making a difference within our whanau, hapu and Iwi. The Korikori A Kaumatua service provides a fun, free programme for elders 50 years and over.  Kaimahi Koha...

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Success for our whanau

Success for our whanau

Muriwhenua Collective is comprised of far north community groups meeting weekly to develop solutions for whanau with high and complex needs. The Collective utilises a holistic approach through wraparound services. Our aim is to empower whanau with the skills,...

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A helping hand to independence

A helping hand to independence

He aha te mea nui o te ao, He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata. What is the most important thing in the world, It is people, it is people, it is people. Te Hiku Hauora has been providing essential home support services to whanau in our community for over 20 years. Home...

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Matariki

Matariki

Kia ara ake, kia tō a Matariki, kua haere ētahi mahi.   Matariki by its rising and setting signalled the time to commence certain activities. Ka puta Matariki ka rere Whanui.   Matariki re-appears. Whanui starts its flight. Being the sign of the New Year! The rising...

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Quitting- “It’s about whanau”

Quitting- “It’s about whanau”

Te Hiku Hauora Health Promoters are encouraging smokers to think about the impact their habit has on their whanau as an incentive to kick the habit this year. The New Zealand World Smokefree Day message "It's about whanau", centres around protecting future generations...

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“Kia ora Te Hiku Hauora mo tena whakaaro”.

Heeni Mangu