He karere! He karere! Healthy Families Far North is in the business of telling stories. Good news stories. Those stories that build on the good will within each of us to act in each other’s best interests to support wellbeing.

We aim to champion and celebrate our people who are living healthy lifestyles, while supporting a vehicle of inspiration for those who need support.

Achieving transformative change requires collaboration; we are all experts in taking controls of our lives and legacy. So, if you have kōrero to add to the movement, karanga mai!

June 2018

Marae kitchens dish up healthy change to Far North food system [PDF, 84 KB]

Healthy Families Far North supporting Matāriki in Kaikohe through manaakitanga [PDF, 82 KB]

May 2018 [PDF, 82 KB]

Smokefree dining a breath of fresh air for Te Taitokerau [PDF, 81 KB]

April 2018

Far North workplaces looking to the skies to stay grounded [PDF, 82 KB]

Te Puna Ora Papakāinga - reviving the natural resources of Māori communities [PDF, 84 KB]

March 2018

Rangatira of tomorrow uphold wai rangatira of today [PDF, 80 KB]

Walking for Healthy Families to connect people to the land [PDF, 81 KB]

February 2018 [PDF, 81 KB]

It's a Far North tick for the Healthy Families Far North Pop Up Stall [PDF, 99 KB]

January 2018

Healthy Families Far North showcases good Kaikohe kai at the Ngāpuhi Festival 2018 [PDF, 207 KB]

December 2017

Healthy Families Far North just getting started as 2017 comes to an end [PDF, 148 KB]

Popping up healthy people in the heart of Ngāpuhi [PDF, 145 KB]

Reviving Kaikohe's food system over the kitchen table [PDF, 149 KB]

November 2017

Switching to water for a lifetime in the Far North [PDF, 147 KB]

Healthy Families Far North embraces return of indigenous Māori systems [PDF, 143 KB]

Healthy Families Far North walks the talk for public green spaces [PDF, 143 KB]

People power takes the lead in healthy Northland businesses [PDF, 144 KB]

October 2017

Raising gardens to raise healthy families at Parkdale Reserve [PDF, 146 KB]

Laying seeds for the rejuvenation of hospital-based community gardens in the Far North [PDF, 147 KB]

Conserving the health of people and the land for annual Pipiwharauroa hikoi [PDF, 155 KB]

September 2017

Te Rangi Āniwaniwa and NZ Māori Basketball Association throwing out the fizzies [PDF, 146 KB]

August 2017

Northland Chamber of Commerce and Healthy Families Far North join up to celebrate business excellence [PDF, 141 KB]

Nothing but net as the inaugural Indigenous Youth Basketball Tournament wraps up [PDF, 146 KB]

Hokianga marae supports smokers stopping before they start [PDF, 146 KB]

July 2017

Te Taitokerau to host inaugural Indigenous Youth Basketball Tournament 2017 [PDF, 144 KB] [PDF, 144 KB]

Te Rūnanga o Te Rarawa - moving forward, leaving alcohol behind [PDF, 51 KB]

June 2017

Let food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food [PDF, 49 KB]

February 2017

Opening curtains, opening doors to a new community space [PDF, 143 KB]

Putting whānau ora first at Waitangi Day 2017 celebrations [PDF, 140 KB]

December 2016

Whanaungatanga and friendship rule at IRONMAORI 2016 [PDF, 145 KB]

November 2016

Sixty-five Te Taitokerau Māori weigh in on Iron Māori challenge

Kaikohe leading out community health checks, one life at a time [PDF, 139 KB]

Due NOW: Your clean bill of health [PDF, 138 KB]

STOPtober - resetting smokefree generations [PDF, 140 KB]

October 2016

Getting back to Mother Nature for Mental Health Awareness Week 2016 [PDF, 161 KB]

September 2016

Dozens of feet march into Spring in the Far North [PDF, 155 KB]

Far North kaumātua and kuia herald in the Spring for Conservation Week 2016 [PDF, 139 KB]

July 2016

Healthy Families Far North takes the healthy workplace message to Far North businesses [PDF, 317 KB]

Kaitāia opens the gate to its first living library [PDF, 222 KB]

Matariki Ki-o-Rahi Games 2016 set to shine in Doubtless Bay [PDF, 225 KB]

May 2016

Kaitāia woman’s world becomes smokefree before World Smokefree Day [PDF, 242 KB]

April 2016

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Pukemiro gives 25-year-old ultra-marathon tradition fresh legs [PDF, 229 KB] 

Far North schools feeding their communities one garden at a time [PDF, 221 KB] 

World Health Day: Dawn 4 Diabetes in the Far North [PDF, 228 KB]

March 2016

Far North drinking in the water-only message in schools [PDF, 222 KB]

Far North District Council takes pro-active stance in supporting employee health [PDF, 220 KB]  

Dr Tom’s mission of the heart to hit the Far North [PDF, 226 KB]

 We work closely with our partners engaging in sports and recreation settings so as to achieve our vision: 

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


To add your korero to the Healthy Families Far North movement, contact:

Erena Hodgkinson – Healthy Families Far North Kaiwhakapa-Storyteller