Hospice Awareness Week is an opportunity to profile and celebrate the services that hospices provide in their local communities, and address misconceptions that people may have around hospice care.
Internationally, World Smokefree Day is known as World No Tobacco Day, and is celebrated annually on 31 May. World Smokefree Day is celebrated and delivered at a local level in New Zealand with a theme being applied to current initiatives and priorities. Regional smokefree coalitions provide a collaborative approach and touchpoints for anyone wanting to get involved.
Junk Free June is an annual fundraising event that challenges people to give up junk foods during the month of June, all funds go towards the cancer society.
The focus for Mens Health Week 2019 will be the impact of inequality and deprivation on men's health - Mens Health Forum will be releasing reports and materials on the issue nearer the time.
On World Refugee Day, held every year on June 20th, we commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. This year, World Refugee Day also marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee.
Traditionally, Matatriki was a time for remembering the dead, celebrating new life and planting new crops. In the 21st century, observing Matariki has become popular again as a cross-cultural celebration. Kites, kai, balloons and fireworks help mark the occasion.