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Maori, News, Uncategorized

“Ko taku reo tāku ohooho, ko taku reo tāku māpihi mauria.”

Koinei tētahi o ngā whakataukī ka pēnei mai te Māori. E ai ki ngā korero, ki nga whakaaro hoki, he tino taonga kē tō tātou reo rangatira. He tāhuhu ki te wharepuni, he toka ki te moana, he pounamu mai rānō . I tuku iho te kōrerorero nei mai ngā mātua , mai ngā tīpuna kia kore ai tō tātou reo, e rite ki te moa, ka ngaro.


There are profound reasons as to why we should uphold and maintain Te Reo Māori, the first and indigenous language of our beloved country.

During Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori/Māori Language Week HPF encourages you to reflect on just how essential language is to one’s culture and its pivotal role in the sustenance of one’s identity and wellbeing/hauora – culturally, ...

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Competencies, News, Uncategorized

To further enhance the efficacy of health promotion, HPF is leading the development of an accreditation framework for health promoters and providers in New Zealand.

An important part of this process is the establishment of a national accreditation organisation (NAO), under the global accreditation framework of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE).

IUHPE is a global professional non-governmental organisation dedicated to health promotion around the world. For almost 70 years, IUHPE has been operating as an independent, global, professional network of people and institutions committed to improving the health and wellbeing of the people through education, community action and the development of healthy public policy.

At presen...

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Maori, News, Uncategorized

A report into hazardous drinking in New Zealand reveals that Māori who drink alcohol and live in deprived circumstances are less likely to have a harmful relationship with alcohol if they speak te reo Māori.

Figures on hazardous drinking among Māori which were crunched by the Health Promotion Agency, using three years of data from the New Zealand Health Survey showed the lower the socio-economic area a non-reo-speaking Māori person lived in, the more likely they were to drink dangerously.

HPF’s Deputy Executive Director and Maori Strategist Trevor says these findings are important as they give e...

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Leaders and organisations in the public health sector are being invited to use and support two legacy statements that were approved at the recent world conference on health promotion in Rotorua last April.

The Waiora Indigenous Statement, and the Rotorua Statement were endorsed by acclamation at the 23rd International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) World Health Promotion Conference, co-hosted by HPF.

“The conference was significant for health promotion and public health,” according to HPF Executive Director Sione Tu’itahi. “The conference focused not only on the health of the planet and its people, its two statements also call for global actions on all levels, and to privilege Indigenous knowledge.”

They can be reference points...

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Competencies, News, Uncategorized

If you haven’t already registered for HPF’s short course in health promotion then now’s the time as you’ve only got a few weeks until the second-to-last course for the year launches in Kaitaia next month.

Block one of the Certificate of Achievement in Introducing Health Promotion short course will be held at Te Hiku Hauora from September 3 to 6 and block two from October 1 to 4.

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Past students have described the course which provides an introduction to the principles, co...

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