This is a kaupapa Māori Lifestyle Service for tamariki and rangatahi across Mataatua.
We deliver this service as part of the Te Tūāpapa Auaha joint venture with our partners Ngā Kākano Foundation and Ngāti Ranginui.
Tamariki & Rangatahi
This service will provide an intensive intervention whānau ora based programme for tamariki (3-14 years old) and rangatahi (15-16 years old) who want to improve their personal health, nutrition and fitness.
Key component of the programme include:
- Whānau Ora Plans
- Exercise Physiology and Movement
- Resilience Workshops
- GP Medical Services.
How it Works
We intensively work with 10-12 tamariki / rangatahi every three months after which they then move to a longer-term management programme.
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Whānau Ora Plan
The Whānau Ora plan will be for the individual and wider whānau that designs the overall pathway for the tamariki and rangatahi to achieve a healthier lifestyle.
All our tamariki and rangatahi will able to access our medical services at Rehua Medical and receive specialist referrals if required.
Nutrition WorkshopsNutrition Plans will be individually customised for the whānau based on needs and budget. Cooking workshops will also be available. The nutrition component will also draw from knowledge gained from our research on Enhancing the Cultural Reproduction of Kai and collaborating with our partners at Toi Tangata.
Exercise PhysiologyA physical movement and clinical exercise physiology programme will also be customised to the individual tamarki and rangatahi. This will draw on the expertise at Sport Bay of Plenty.
Obesity arises from many issues, both personal and environmental. Resilience sessions such as counselling and mana tangata allows the development of identity and personal strength to achieve greater wellbeing.