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Dargaville Shared Care Record

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Powerhouse Couple! Ngaire and Richard Waka Ama World Sprints Medal Winners!

Husband and wife Richard Pēhi and Ngaire Rae Pēhi have done New Zealand proud bringing home respective silver and gold medals at the Va'a Waka Ama World Sprints in Brazil Rio de Janeiro last week.  Richard managed to claim a SILVER! And Ngaire got the GOLD! Medal in the Master V1 section YAY!!!

Ngaire is the Health Promotion Manager here at Manaia Health PHO and is a true "Lead By Example" role model to many people and we are privileged to have her as part of our Team :-) she is an inspiration to us all.

Northland Health Sector Awards

Laura Teina Piripi, health practitioner for the Far North Mental Health and Addiction Service, receives the Taangata I Te Tuatahi (People First) award from Associate Director of Nursing, Mary Carthew, at the inaugural Northland Health Sector Awards ceremony held on Saturday evening, 9th August 2014.

Safer Streets in 'Child Friendly City

Safer Streets in 'Child Friendly City'

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Whangarei: New Zealand’s first city to register for Child Friendly Cities Initiative

Whangarei: New Zealand’s first city to register for Child Friendly Cities Initiative

UNICEF NZ and the Northland Intersectoral Forum (NIF) are pleased to announce that Whangarei is New Zealand’s first city to be registered with the Child Friendly Cities Initiative.

UNICEF NZ National Advocacy Manager, Deborah Morris-Travers said, “The Child Friendly Cities Initiative is a framework that guides councils and communities to put children first in their decision making, by bringing to life children’s rights at a local level.

Nurses: a force for change – celebrating International Nurses Day by acknowledging, celebrating and encouraging excellence!

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‘Nurses: a force for change – celebrating International Nurses Day by acknowledging, celebrating and encouraging excellence!

On the evening of 14th May the work of Northland nurses and midwives was celebrated at a moving and inspiring awards ceremony held in the Ratu Room, Manaia Health, Whangarei.

Passing the baton - providing respiratory services to the people of Northland

On the evening of April 10th 2014 past and present committee members, staff, business partners and friends of the Asthma Society Northland (Inc) met together to share memories, stories and to participate in passing stewardship of the respiratory service from the Asthma Society to Manaia Health PHO. For over forty years the Asthma Society has provided respiratory services to many Northland communities.

Whangarei Youth Space to become a reality

The Young people of Whangarei are at last going to have a place to call their own. On the 21st of October the ASB Community Trust approved a significant multi-year grant to the Whangarei Youth Space Trust to establish a Youth Space in Whangarei. This follows the commitment by the Whangarei District Council to grant a lease for a building and the Northland District Health Board and Manaia Health PHO to support youth health services.

PRIMARY HEALTH CARE NURSES AWARDED A MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION CREDENTIAL IN PRIMARY HEALTH CARE

From Left: Judith Hall, Suzie Costelloe, Suzanne Mackay, Donna Kuljish, Robynann Dyson, Chris Hutchinson, Jann Leaming, Veronique Norstrand