Healthy Families Far North is one of 11 chosen communities around the country that are part of Healthy Family NZ – the Government’s flagship prevention platform – a key part of the Government’s wider approach to helping New Zealanders live healthy, active lives.

Healthy Families NZ is a move away from disconnected, short-term projects and programmes towards a more collaborative, whole of community approach to prevention.

It’s about bringing community leadership together to make changes to the systems that influence our everyday lives – systems like workplaces, the education system and community spaces.

The key outcomes sought by Healthy Families NZ are:

  • Improved nutrition

  • Increased physical activity

  • More people smokefree

  • Reduced alcohol-related harm 

We work closely with our Healthy Families NZ communities so as to achieve our vision:

Ka puta noa te mauri Te Taitokerau – a healthy, thriving Far North

Healthy Families NZ