HPF is running a competition to give you the chance to win one of three scholarships for our first webishop of the year. And with Waitangi Day just around the corner you don’t want to miss out on the webishop ‘Every day is Waitangi Day’ which will explore what it looks like to be a Treaty based organisation.

The webishop will also examine some Māori-based approaches to health determinants, and how organisations must change how they operate in order to serve Māori communities and honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi in the appropriate manner.  

All you have to do to go in the draw to win a scholarship is answer this simple question: “What does Whakamaua translate to in English?” Enter your answer in our comments section on our Facebook page or email it to by Jan 31.

The webishop features Te Te Kaha o te Whānau – a mainstream organisation working in the heart of South Auckland.

The guest speaker is Wati Waru (Te Rarawa) who recently joined the team at Te Kaha o te Whānau as a facilitator and co-developer of ‘Awhina’ – a whanau resilience model that empowers families to develop their own health outcomes and the plan that achieves them.

Faciliating the webishop is HPF’s Maori Health Promotion Strategist Mereana Te Pere.


Apply now for HPF’s short course in health promotion and go into the New Year with a better understanding of the role and importance of health promotion. An exciting and interactive course which relates theory to students’ own experiences, knowledge and skills this course will also help you to understand the broader concept of health within a community and national setting.

The course will introduce you to the principles, concepts and practice of health promotion and will be facilitated by HPF’s Executive Director Sione Tu’itahi and Maori Health Promotion Strategist Mereana Te Pere. View their profiles.  

To enrol complete the registration form here or download the application form from our website.

Learning outcomes

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will:

  • Demonstrate the skills necessary for effective learning and beginning health promotion practice.
  • Define health promotion and discuss the values and ethics that underpin health promotion practice.
  • Identify and explain the significance of key documents relevant to health promotion practice in Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • Provide examples of a range of key health promotion strategies and tools.