LA’s Gangsta Gardener inspiring Hutt Valley communities

LA’s Gangsta Gardener inspiring Hutt Valley communities

LA’s Gangsta Gardener Ron Finley was in the Hutt Valley last week, sharing his experience of turning unused city spaces into food-producing gardens. Back in 2010 when Ron planted vegetables on the grassy verge outside his house he ran into trouble with the authorities. He challenged the status quo, succeeded in changing the rules and…

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Easier Access to Health Care in the Hutt Valley

Thinking about what’s convenient for patients is behind a new initiative being introduced in two Hutt Valley general practices this month. Ropata Medical Centre a​nd Hutt City Health Centre are making it easier for their patients get in touch, whether it’s online, by having more appointments available after work, or by talking to their GP on the phone. Patients calling these practices first thing…

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Pasifika power on display at Poly Odyssey

Pasifika power on display at Poly Odyssey

Poly Odyssey was a rich Pasifika experience delivered alongside Polyfest Hutt Valley during the week of 2 July 2018. Poly Odyssey surpassed expectations for both the organisers and the 50 schools, early childhood centres and learning organisations that attended. Approximately 15,000 Hutt Valley students, fanau and friends experienced Poly Odyssey and Polyfest Hutt Valley. The…

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Signing of Memorandum of Understanding with Pacific Health Service

Te Awakairangi Health Network and the Pacific Health Service are committed to working together to improve health outcomes for the Pacific people of the Hutt Valley. The two organisations formalised that commitment when representatives signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Monday 12 March 2018. The MoU builds on the collaborative work they have already…

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Celebrating the 5th annual PHS touch tournament

The Pasifika Choice Touch Tournament on 4 November saw many families getting active and spending time together. 42 teams participated in the tournament with each team having to include people of all ages so the whole family got involved. Te Awakairangi Health Network was a proud sponsor of this event which is run by Pacific…

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Blood Pressure checks event

On Saturday, we spent a beautiful sunny day at the Hutt Riverbank Markets taking Blood Pressures for free.  This event was part of the Big Blood Pressure Check events that Stroke Foundation organised.  It was awesome that 210 people joined us on the day to get their blood pressure checked and have a chat about…

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Ways to Wellbeing at Work

To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week, Te Awakairangi Health Network and the Human Resources Institute of New Zealand hosted a workshop to help workplaces identify simple and practical activities that increase wellbeing. Managers, employers and health and safety staff attended from a variety of businesses and industries. The workshop covered: – The Five Ways to…

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Bowel Cancer Screening

Bowel cancer is one of NZ’s most common cancers with more than 3000 New Zealanders being diagnosed each year. A FREE screening programme is being rolled out from June. If you’re between 60 and 74 years old, you’ll receive a Bowel Screening pack in the mail over the next two years. Read More Here

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