Health Promotion Service

What the service is about

  • A professional service with a tikanga Māori approach that:
  • Promotes the health and well-being of rangatahi Māori and their whānau/communities who lead more sedentary lives (ages 13 – 18 years) through increased levels of physical activity and improved nutrition.
  • Targeted interventions for those who are obese
  • Increased support for those at risk of becoming obese
  • Broad approaches to make healthier choices easier for all New Zealanders.
  • Supports parents to maximise their child’s developmental potential and health status from birth to 5 years and establishing a strong foundation for their ongoing healthy growth
  • The focus is on food, the environment and being active at each life stage, starting during pregnancy and early childhood.


A look into the service

  • We are a mobile service and do home visits.
  • We seek to inform and support parents to gain the knowledge and skills required in understanding and managing the various stages of their child’s development.


Who might benefit from the service

  • Parents and their children and/or child and Rangatahi aged between 13 and 18 years, their whānau and their communities who live in:
    • Tokoroa
    • Putaruru
    • Tirau
    • Matamata
    • Te Awamutu
    • Cambridge
    • and surrounding rural areas.


To gain access to the service

  • You can ask to be referred by your GP.
  • Self-referral by walking in and making enquiries at Raukawa Charitable Trust offices in Tokoroa, Putaruru, Matamata and Te Awamutu.
  • Free phone 0800 728 5292.