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Nutrition & Physical Activities Services


  • to improve the health and wellbeing of Maori in the Manawatu region through better nutrition and regular physical activity
  • to reduce the incidence of food-related disorders by improved nutrition
  • to increase lifelong participation in regular physical activity

Our areas of service delivery include ...

  • provision of programmes within schools, marae and work settings
  • kaupapa Maori physical activity programmes, such as, kapa haka, ki o rahi, nga taonga takaro
  • provision of train the trainer programmes to empower the community

We are committed to offering information and advice in order to ...

  • provide a supportive environment which enables healthy behaviour changes
  • support individuals and whanau about the importance of healthy eating habits and regular physical activity
  • provide advice and support to community groups and agencies regarding health promotion of nutrition and  physical activity, for example, in  kohanga reo 
  • provide input / support to community based nutrition programmes and / or physical activity programmes developed by other agencies, such as push play
  • hold health exhibitions, promotions and health hui
  • promote regular physical activity within a marae setting, such as, line dancing and low impact exercise classes

There is no cost to access this service.

For any further information, please contact us on 06 353 1888 or email us by clicking our names.  

Shane Ruwhiu
Kaitautoko Rangatahi Korikori Tinana

Raymond Rolfe
Kaitautoko Rangatahi Korikori Tinana