How traditional Māori woven bassinets have saved hundreds of lives

Previous studies found the introduction of wahakura in 2005 saw a 29 percent drop in sudden unexpected deaths between 2009 and 2015.

And now two of the researchers behind their introduction have looked at why they've been such a success.

Previous attempts to lower the rate of sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI, formerly known as 'cot death') had worked for other ethnic groups, but not Māori.

Māngere community weaving the way forward: Tamariki to plant harakeke for Safe Sleep day

Weaving experts, community leaders and Hāpai te Hauora are coming together with students from Māngere Bridge school to plant a pā harakeke (plantation of harakeke) during Safe Sleep Week. The National SUDI Prevention Coordination Service from Hāpai Te Hauora will support whānau, weavers and communities within the area of Counties-Manukau District Health Board (DHB).