Mike Tipene appointed as Manager for Healthy Families Waitākere

Sport Waitākere is delighted to announce the appointment of Mike Tipene (Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa) to the role of Healthy Families Waitākere Manager. No stranger to the Healthy Families movement, Tipene moves from his former role as Rautaki Māori, bringing his distinct mātauranga (knowledge) and experience to the management role. His appointment follows the recent departure […]

Collaborative learning with Tamarack Institute and Healthy Families

Healthy Families South Auckland (The Cause Collective) and Healthy Families Waitakere had a unique opportunity recently to host a leading changemaker in the field of community change, thanks to Inspiring Communities. Sylvia Cheuy (burgundy top), Consulting Director of Collective Impact at Tamarack Institute in Canada, facilitated a workshop about social innovation, collective impact, and empowering residents to […]

Our journey so far 

The resonating call of the kaikaranga followed by the unified voices performing Tōia Mai (welcoming haka) were the first sounds embracing community, partners, and whānau to the launch of the Sport Waitākere Impact Strategy and official opening of the new office.  Weeks of dedicated practice went into preparing for the opening day pōhiri, but the […]