September 16, 2021

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 which are all simple, easy to find and relevant for whānau.

The vast collection of resources on the Hub includes everything from videos on Māori games and tips for cooking to local walking routes, fun play initiatives and ways to stay connected.  It also contains links to a number of key websites containing the latest Covid-related updates (including those from the Ministry of Health) and key community welfare providers, including emergency food support.

Sport Waitākere facilitated the Hub’s development alongside a number of partners as part of a community collaboration called West Auckland Together, with all partners feeding into the Hub with relevant support and services available through their organisations.

The Hub is once again proving an invaluable resource, seeing numerous organisations reaching out to ensure their services are listed on the digital portal. Sport Waitākere Chief Executive, Lynette Adams, explains.

“The community collaboration, West Auckland Together, is again working together to ensure the digital hub provides a one-stop-shop for whānau, allowing them to access information and resources from multiple organisations throughout West Auckland and beyond.  At a time when residents are receiving multiple messages from diverse channels, the Hub provides direct access to what is most helpful and relevant.”

Mark Allen, Executive Officer at Community Waitākere, says the Hub demonstrates the collective impact of a number of organisations working together for community benefit.

“Working together, the partners are committed to sharing relevant information and continuing to grow a resource for West Auckland that is responsive to the needs and requirements of this time. As a collective, we welcome ongoing contributions so the Hub can continue to evolve with our communities’ needs and priorities.” 

There are more than 20 organisations contributing information and regular updates on the West Auckland Together Hub.  If you wish to be included, please contact