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 […]

Systems Change in Action Webinar: Active Whakapapa, a hīkoi of discovery in West Auckland

This month, Healthy Families Waitākere was thrilled to share the Active Whakapapa kaupapa as part of the 2022 Systems Change in Action Webinar series. Team members Mike Tipene (Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa) and Giuliana Sewell (Tūhourangi, Ngāti Porou) took the participants through the journey of Active Whakapapa. A bilingual storytelling experience for the whole whānau, Active […]

Sport Waitākere takes home two awards at the national Kūmara Awards

Kaōre te kūmara e kōrero ki tōna ake reka. The kūmara does not brag about its own sweetness. But others do! Celebrating outstanding place-making across Aotearoa, this year the team took home two awards for the Gear Up Play Boxes and M2M (Maunga to Moana). From Little Things Big Things Grow Award: Gear Up Play Boxes […]

Systems Change in Action Webinar Series shares stories of collaboration

Now running for two years,  the Systems Change in Action Webinar Series has grown from strength to strength, showcasing systems change across the ten Healthy Families locations in Aotearoa. The 2021 series highlighted case studies across various settings, from early learning environments to workplaces, green spaces to sports clubs, alongside Te Ao Māori settings, including […]

A year of connection in West Auckland

Encouraging community connections, contributing to system change and reorienting funding and investment from an array of partners into the prevention system in West Auckland are just some of the highlights of 2021 for Healthy Families Waitākere. Over the course of the year, the team has been able to leverage significant investment (approximately $600,000) from a […]

Delta delivering new challenges for food providers

Lack of access to storage and facilities and lack of direct supply for local distributors and manufacturers are just some of the issues facing emergency food providers in West Auckland.  Healthy Families Waitākere and Community Waitākere recently reached out to food relief providers in West Auckland to evaluate their experiences throughout the current lockdown. Issues that saw little change […]

Refreshed West Auckland Together Hub delivering centralised source of information during lockdown

The West Auckland Together digital platform, launched last year during the initial Covid-19 lockdown has been refreshed as a key source of important information to support the community during the current lockdown. The West Auckland Together Hub provides extensive online information designed specifically for families in West Auckland. The focus is on ideas, resources and tips for family wellbeing […]