Creating a culture of health promoting behaviour

Following the decision to remove sugar sweetened drinks from Leisure Centre vending machines, Healthy Families Manukau Manurewa-Papakura is supporting Auckland Council and the local boards of South Auckland to explore a number of healthy food and drink initiatives in the region. The tender process for better beverage alternatives for the Council-managed centres has begun. A […]

Five minutes with…Anaru Ah Kew

Background: Of Waikato-Tainui and Kai Tahu descent, Anaru is the Kaiwhakahaere for Healthy Families Manukau, Manurewa-Papakura. Born in Auckland and raised in Wellington he attended boarding school at Te Aute College before commencing a trades career in roofing. He moved into the banking and landscape design industries but quickly found and pursued his passion in […]

Activating community spaces in Manukau

Energising unused public spaces for community members of all ages and abilities, are what Manu Tahi is all about. The collective includes a passionate mixture of stakeholders and members of the community with an aim to make physical activity part of everyday living. Activating plans to engage the local public with attractions, like the recent […]

Out and About

We are out and about in the neighbourhood daily, connecting with awesome individuals, community organisations, clubs and businesses in the spaces they Live, Learn, Work and Play. Here’s a snapshot of August. Youth development crew Raise Up participate in a nutrition-focused workshop run by Healthy Families Manukau, Manurewa – Papakura Coaches, Willie Iosia and Erin […]