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Exploring pathways into the future

The environmental crisis, the economic crisis and pandemics such as Covid-19 are global challenges that impact on human wellbeing, and our understanding of health promotion.


The implications of these challenges to our current understanding and application of health promotion in Aotearoa New Zealand will be explored by a panel of speakers at our webishop next month (see poster).

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The panel will also explore some pathways into the future, and will discuss with participants the following questions:


How can we elevate our consciousness of health promotion to include the health of our planet?

How can we broaden our understanding of health promotion to include Indigenous approaches to global environmental crises?

What practical solutions can health promoters adopt as they work within institutions and engage with families and communities to address the environmental crises at local level?


The panel includes: Dr Viliami Tutone, a renal physician at Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, who applies health promotion approaches to his community development work Aotearoa, and his professional interest in planetary health; Dr Rachel Kumar Director, Health Promotion at the School of Population Health, University of Auckland and Sione Tu’itahi, Executive Director of HPF, a member of the Global Executive Board of IUHPE and Co-Chair of the IUHPE Global Working Group on Waiora Planetary Health and Human Wellbeing. 


Email emma@hauora.co.nz for more info.


More about the speakers: 

Dr Viliami Tutone

Viliami is a renal physician at Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, who applies health promotion approaches to his community development work in New Zealand, and his professional interest in planetary health. He is a member of the Global Working Group on Waiora Planetary Health and Human Wellbeing, of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE).

Sione Tu’itahi

Sione the Executive Director of HPF and is a member of the Global Executive Board of IUHPE. He is also the Co-Chair of the IUHPE Global Working Group on Waiora Planetary Health and Human Wellbeing


Rachel Simon Kumar

Rachel’s  research background is in gender, race/ethnicity and diversity, policy studies and health with particular focus on New Zealand’s ethnic and migrant communities, and women in the global south. She has previously taught at the University of Waikato, Victoria University of Wellington. Her current roles include Director, Health Promotion at the School of Population Health Auckland Uni, and co-Director, Centre for Asian and Ethnic Minority Health Research and Evaluation (CAHRE) at the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. 

Registration costs:

  • $29.00 incl GST Members. Check if you are a member HERE.

$49.00 incl GST Non-members. View membership application