Whānau Whanui (Māori Public Health) is a regional public health collective consisting of Raukura Hauora o Tainui, Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua, Te Whānau o Waipareira and Hāpai Te Hauora.
Through fortnightly meetings, the collective together advances public health and continues the legacy of our tupuna by creating environments in which whānau and communities thrive in the areas of: tihei mauri ora (reducing tobacco use), kia
maarie (reducing drug and alcohol use), whai ao (improving nutrition & exercise) and tamariki ora (wellchild health promotion)
- Policy initiatives implemented across Auckland for four public health issues areas
- Cessation and abstinence as a result of our work
- 100+ stakeholders worked with
- Supporting Māori community members to contribute to the Local Approved Products policy
- Evaluation workshops tailored for Whānau Whanui logic models developed
- Workforce development forums attended
Fizz Free Whānau – Bringing Policy to Life
In January 2017, Hāpai Te Hauora launched the “Fizz Free Whānau Challenge” to engage whānau in the healthy lifestyles kaupapa by taking an online pledge to go without fizzy drinks, sugar sweetened beverages, or to go totally sugar free throughout the month of January and beyond. Our approach recognises the importance of whānau support in creating sustainable lifestyle changes, and the central role that whānau play in Māori communities, but also provides avenues for community leadership and social change.