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Have Input into Healthcare Planning for Auckland North 24 May 2013

Opportunity to engage in health care planning for Auckland North

Health Link North invites NGOs and health professionals involved in the health of the Auckland North community to join a discussion on locality planning for Auckland North. We also welcome public participation.

  • 10.00am to 12.00pm, Friday 24th May 2013
    • Morning Tea available from 9.30am
  • Networking opportunity for NGOs and health providers
  • Rotary House Silverdale, 4 Hibiscus Coast Highway Silverdale

Guest speaker: Ailsa Claire, Chief Executive Officer Auckland District Health Board and Lead CEO of Locality Planning for Auckland and Waitemata DHBs. Ailsa will speak on locality planning, collaboration between the two DHBs and the Self Directed Care model.

A Discussion Panel will provide opportunity to ask questions direct from the floor. The Panel will include senior locality planning representatives from Waitemata District Health Board and Auckland North primary care organisations.

This is an opportunity not to be missed. Be informed, engage with and provide feedback to locality planners to ensure our health services meet the future needs of the Auckland North community.


Detailed agenda to follow.

Please RSVP by Friday 17th May to 09 426 0116 or email: info@healthlinknorth.org.nz or register via our Website: http://healthlinknorth.org.nz/events

One Woman Walking Hikoi Reaches Whanganui Monday 22 April 2013


Mental Notes Screening and Big reTHiNK Hikoi Meeting: Glenfield 17 Feb 2013

Meet Annie Chapman and view the Mental Notes documentary on Sunday 17th Feb, Auckland as part of her One Woman Walking: Hikoi for a Big reTHiNK of Mental Healthcare Choices. 

  • WHEN: Sunday 17th February 2013 2pm to 4.30pm (please be there by 1.45pm)
  • WHERE: Connect SR, 215 Wairau Rd Glenfield


  • 2.00pm – Screening of the NZ Documentary “Mental Notes” followed by questions with the filmmaker Jim Marbrook.
  • 3.30pm – Afternoon tea
  • 3.45pm – Annie Chapman – will talk about her hikoi and the insights of her journey so far.

COST: Suggested koha of $5.00.

All funds raised will go to support Annie’s walk. Any extra funds will be donated to the Hearing Voices Network Aotearoa NZ

BOOKINGS: email info@hearingvoices.org.nz or tel Adrienne 027265 0266

Please let do RSVP if you are attending as spaces are limited.


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Living Wage NZ Meetings 30 Aug 2012 Wellington / 31 Aug 2012 Auckland

Living Wage Aotearoa New Zealand – Auckland is meeting on Friday, August 31 to develop the next important steps in their new movement.

They will plan the delegations to the Auckland Council Local Boards in September and October to raise awareness of the living wage and to seek their support for a Living Wage Council.

They need all the support and help you can offer in this project!

The meeting will then decide on the resources needed for their conversations with all the different communities they touch base with.

Please feel free to join in with either discussion.

Friday, August 31

10.00-11.00pm  Resources to support the campaign

11.00am-12.00   Talking to Local Boards

35 George St, Kingsland, Auckland (SFWU) – parking available under (and alongside) building

(a snack will be provided; please feel  free to bring your lunch)

On Thursday, August 30, the Wellington campaign is launched and there is a great deal of publicity in the pipeline – look out for the news.

Youth Policy Election Meeting


Six political parties (please see representatives below) have agreed to come and speak to our community on issues pertaining to youth.  This is a great opportunity for the youth sector and young people to discuss and influence change at a political level.


Please RSVP to bsopstudents@waitakerelaw.org.nz for catering purposes.

Community Events in Papakura Nov-Dec 2011


from Auckland Council Community Advisor for Papakura

November 2011

Papakura Social Services Network meeting

  • Wednesday 2 November 2011 9:00am – 10.00 am
  • Where: CAB 4a Opaheke Rosd, Papakura

Fireworks Spectacular

  • Friday 4 November 2011 Gates Open:     6:00pm – Event Ends:      9:30pm
  • Where: Massey Park, Ron Keat Drive, Papakura

Papakura Marae Carboot sale – Fundraiser for Kaumatua Kuia Dinner

  • Saturday 12 November 2011 Time:     8.00am – 12.00 noon
  • Carboot booking $15.00, All proceeds go to Kaumatua Kuia Christmas Dinner
  • Contact Rangi rangis@papakiuramarae.co.nz or DDI 2972887
  • Where: Papakura Marae 29 Hunua Road, Papakura

PAPCOSS Community and Social Services Expo

  • Friday 15 November 2011 Time:     10:30am – 12.00 noon
  • Where: Foyer to Museum and Library, Carparking28 East Street or 209 Great South Road, Papakura

Papakura Marae – Teal Ribbon Breakfast ‘Choose To Be Violent Free’

  • Friday 16 November 2011 Time:     7.00am – 8.00am
  • Tickets cost $10.00 Contact Rangi rangis@papakiuramarae.co.nz or DDI 2972887
  • Where: Papakura Marae Hunua Road Papakura

December 2011

Papakura Carols in the Park

  • Friday 2 December 2011   Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm
  • Where: TBA

Papakura Santa Parade

  • Saturday 3 December 2011 Time:  2:00pm-3:30pm
  • Where: Papakura Town Centre

Papakura Youth Event

  • Monday 5 December 2011 Time: 5:00pm-7.00pm
  • Where: The Gate, 26a Wood Street, Papakura

Papakura Social Services Network meeting

  • Wednesday 7 December 2011 9:00am – 10.00 am
  • Where: CAB 4a Opaheke Rosd, Papakura

Papakura Marae – Christmas in the Pa

  • Wednesday 14 December 2011   2:00pm-3:30pm
  • Stallholder booking $15 all proceed go to event
  • Contact Maisaele  DDI  2972163
  • Where: Papakura Marae 29 Hunua Road, Papakura



Self Massage Course

  • Date    Every Monday
  • Venue Old Central School  Wood Street Papakura
  • Contact Yu-Mei Lin 09 296 6465 or 021 386 009

Tai Chi

Gentle exercise for enhancing energy circulation,body coordination and mind concentration.

  • Venue:Old Central School (opp. to police station),
  • Wood Street, Papakura
  • Date: Monday 8.15-9.15pm.
  • Cost Up to 5 dollars by donation.
  • Contact Bernard (09): 266-9988. Or heart.bridge@slingshot.co.nz

Oriental Flower Arrangement Course

This course is for you to learn a simple and elegant way of arranging flowers. The principle of this arrangement is to create the feeling of peace, harmony and balance. Join us to enjoy the fun of this creative process.

  • Date:   Friday
  • Time:  10:00 am ~ 12:00 pm
  • Venue Old Central School
  • Cost:    Donation
  • Equipment: Scissors, Vase, Kenzan (pin holder)
  • Instructor: Amy Wu

Asian Network Meeting

The Asian Network Inc. (TANI) warmly invites you to:

 General Network meeting

When: 10:00 am – 12:00 noon, Wednesday 16th November 2011

Where: Western Springs Garden Community Hall

956 Great North Road, Western Springs

The presentations will cover:

  • A new funding option (IF) supporting families to have more flexible choices for their members with disability
  • Working alongside Asian communities on free Bowel Screening Programme.
  • Asian Family Services working with Asian communities  for helping to resolve family conflict, strengthen family unity and encourage person strength

RSVP to samuel.cho@asiannetwork.org.nz

The Great Mental Health & Addictions Debate

Housing Policy Election Meeting


AUCKLAND’S AFFORDABLE HOUSING CRISIS: Election meeting to hear the housing policies of the main political parties


  • THURSDAY NOVEMBER 3RD, 7PM – 8.30PM, followed by refreshments
  • Freemans Bay Community Centre – Auditorium
  • 52 Hepburn Street, Freemans Bay, Auckland

Candidates or spokespeople from National, Labour, Green, Maori, ACT, Mana, and NZ First Parties have been invited to give their policies on addressing the lack of affordable, quality housing in the Auckland region, and their overall direction in housing policy.

Shortage of supply, the growing crisis of overcrowding, the impact of HNZC reforms on most vulnerable families / individuals, high proportion of Maori & Pacific Island Homeless,  poor quality and security of the private rental sector are just some of the many pressing concerns.

They will lay out their broad policy and answer a set of questions.

Speakers confirmed are:

  • Carmel Sepuloni, MP, Labour’s associate spokesperson on social development and candidate for Waitakere
  • Paul Hutchinson MP, National, MP for Hunua and Chair, Health Select Committee.
  • Alan Johnson, Green Party spokesperson on housing
  • Sue Bradford, Mana Party candidate for Waitakere
  • Kath McCabe, ACT Party candidate for Tauranga
  • Andrew Williams, NZ First candidate for North Shore

This meeting has been organised by community organisations involved with Housing Call to Action, a broadbased network of housing and social service organisations working in West Auckland and more recently in South Auckland.

We look forward to seeing you there.

For further information contact: Sigrid Shayer, Waitakere Community Law Service, Ph 09 835 2130;


Health of Older People Community Meeting