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School nurses trained for Measles programme

Press Release by ‘Counties Manukau Health‘ – 30/08/2019 School nurses are being trained to roll out a vaccination programme in schools as part of an opportunistic vaccinations programme in an effort to stem the number of measles cases in the Counties Manukau Health district. “We are training 25 school nurses for a programme covering 34 […]

‘Hula Fit’ blending exercise and Hula in Auckland

Cook Islands dance is well known for it’s energetic rhythms, swaying hips and shakey legs! One Cook Islander is turning her passion for her culture into a healthy obsession.

Measles Outbreak

The number of measles cases in the Auckland area continues to grow with over half of cases in the Counties Manukau area. Many are Pacific people and doctors are urging families to check if they’ve been vaccinated and if not to get their jabs immediately.

TP+ Nesian Bites: Pacific-inspired platters

It all began in her kitchen creating colourful and tasty platters for her son. Now, with the help of The Kitchen Project, food artist and registered caterer Theresa Devoe Mose runs Nesian Bites, a fully fledged catering service offering Pacific-inspired platters, grazing tables and more.

Nora Swann’s Dressed in Confidence

Nora Swann has been running Dressed in Confidence in schools and work spaces for the past four years. DIC is a programme that empowers women to know their self worth and gives them the confidence needed to achieve their goals and live their dream. She recently hosted a fashion show which raised funds for a Dressed in Confidence Wellness Centre to be established in south Auckland in 2020.

Tongan chef Touvai Poloniati

Meet Tongan chef Touvai 'Tee' Poloniati. He's worked in kitchens around the world learning his craft, and also helps younger Pacific Island chefs realise their potential.

TP+ Ep 9: Pacific body image

This week our panel delve into Pacific body image - is there an ideal Pacific body type? Alistar Kata and John Pulu chat to Health & Fitness star Dave ‘Brown Buttabean’ Letele, Auckland Councillor Josephine Bartley and Fashion Designer Beau Takapu.

TP+ BBM World’s Biggest Bootcamp

People turned out in droves to Eden Park last week in attempt to break the record for the biggest bootcamp in the world. Organised by Dave Letele of the Buttabean Motivation (BBM), the morning ended with a new world record for the number of people performing frog squats. But for Dave, the real motivation was to encourage people to come together to move and have fun.

TP+ SouthSeas Healthcare celebrates 20th anniversary

South Seas Healthcare recently celebrated its 20th year helping to improve the health of Pasifika people in South Auckland. John Pulu caught up with the inspiring SouthSeas clinical director and founding member, Tagaloa Dr Andrew Chan Mow.

The Mann family’s health and fitness tips for summer

Overindulged this festive season? The Mann family of Auckland's D65 Fitness give their health and fitness tips for the summer.

Talanoa: Tips for a stress-free Christmas

Joining John and Marama for this week’s talanoa is Papali’i Pale Sauni to give his top tips for a less stressful Christmas. #Talanoa #Christmas

Island Pepe: Pasifika baby apparel

Alistar Kata met the team behind Island Pepe, an Auckland-based clothing brand promoting our Pacific languages.