Month: December 2021

A year in review – Healthy Families South Auckland (The Southern Initiative)

It has been a year of advancements and adjustments for the Healthy Families South Auckland team at The Southern Initiative. “Like most Healthy Families New Zealand teams across Aotearoa, this year involved a lot of adapting our work due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” says Healthy Families South Auckland manager Winnie Hauraki. “In the second …

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A year in review – Healthy Families South Auckland (The Cause Collective)

2021 has been a year of several highs and a couple of lows for Healthy Families South Auckland (The Cause Collective). We will begin with the lows which a few and far between – these are tied to Covid-19 and the associated lockdowns which do slow the progress of our mahi together with our community …

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Village Games: Kilikiti, bringing communities together

The popular Samoan sport of Kilikiti continues to play a significant role for communities in New Zealand as a way of fellowship and bringing communities together according to two advocates of the game. Muliagatele Paul Lavea of 33 Usos’s (MD) and Asenati Tavita are two Samoans who have grown up playing Kilikiti from a young …

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