Wednesday March 15, 2017
The health of whānau and hapū was celebrated at Te Mānuka Tūtahi Marae in Whakatāne on Friday 24th February, as Toi Te Ora - Public Health Service, along with many collaborative partners, launched a one-of-a-kind online Māori health hub to local whānau, hapū and iwi.
Hapū Hauora is a unique health resource hub available at www.hapuhauora.health.nz that has been specifically developed for hapū and whānau to improve Māori health. Hapū Hauora provides hapū with baskets of knowledge, 'Ngā Kete Mātauranga', around three health areas; oranga kai (healthy food), auahi kore (smokefree) and te karonga I ngā momo mate (avoiding infections).
In the near future there will be two additional health areas developed to help whānau whakakore waipiro (reduce alcohol intake) and korikori tinana (be more physically active). Within these kete you’ll find resources, tips, and step-by-step advice for ways to improve your health and the health of your hapū - using the marae to set the example and lead the way for our tamariki.
Hapū Hauora Kaupapa Lead, Brad Bluett, says Hapū Hauora has been developed to help whānau and hapū improve their knowledge and skills around key health areas and celebrates traditional concepts of hauora. “We hope that by providing hapū with a resource which supports them to make the healthy choice the easy choice, it will lead to improved health and wellbeing within our local communities. If Maori health improves within a community then community health as a whole improves.”