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Youth success as twins overcome whānau drama

Former Taradale High School students, 17-year-old twins, Mahalia and Naomi Edwardson are keen to make their mark on the hospitality industry and are in their first semester at the renowned Pacific International Hotel School (PIHMS) in New Plymouth. Both are adamant their journey to the west coast was made possible thanks to advocate and “easiest adult to talk to,” Lynelle Riley, Te Kupenga Hauora – Ahuriri Youth Navigator. [caption

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Ready or Not- Lyneen’s facing the future smokefree

Lyneen Ropiha was a ‘closet smoker’. She was so good at hiding her habit that life-long friends didn’t even know about it. Twice previously she had managed to quit for extended periods but when she lost her Mum in December, to a smoking related illness, she decided this time would be different. [caption id="attachment_3361" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Ex ‘closet smoker’ Lyneen Ropiha is focussed on getting back in the kick

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School based care helps keep asthmatic tamariki in school

[caption id="attachment_3354" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Te Kupenga Hauora – Ahuriri’s School Based Nurse Te Rina Murphy reviews Maraenui Bilingual Kura students Karena-Keri (7) and brother Icsys (10) asthma management brother while updating teacher Stephanie Kea-Papunī."][/caption] Te Kupenga Hauora – Ahuriri’s School Based Nurse, Te Rina Murphy goes into Maraenui Bilingual Kura, Marewa School, Richmond School, Te Awa Primary

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Spring allergies bring asthma alert

[caption id="attachment_3385" align="alignleft" width="226" caption="Te Kupenga Hauora - Ahuriri's Registered Nurse Ruth Wheatley urges asthmatics prescribed preventer medication to keep using it throughout spring to avoid asthma flare ups."][/caption] While many of us breathe a sigh of relief when spring weather arrives, a large number of New Zealanders brace themselves for breathing struggles due to allergies; with particular concern for

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Don’t let a sore throat lead to a hurting heart

Many of us will fix our child’s sore throat with a warm lemon drink and an early night, however, the message from Te Kupenga Hauora – Ahuriri Service Manager Nancy Taane is, “if your child has a sore throat, please have it checked by a nurse or doctor. A sore throat if left untreated can sometimes lead to rheumatic fever”. [caption id="attachment_3298" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Te Kupenga Hauora – Ahuriri Service Manager

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Stop smoking success a whānau effort

Emotional about her youngest daughter relocating to Australia it was Easter weekend 2016, while having a smoke with her son-in-law when something just clicked for Char Gannaway. “I looked down and thought this is the most disgusting thing ever,” she recalls. [caption id="attachment_3283" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Char Gannaway has been smokefree for a year, motivated by her love for her whānau and supported by her daughter

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Building confident and capable youth: E Tū Rangatahi

“These are our leaders of tomorrow. We need to provide them with the tools to meet the challenges they face as we move aside for them,” shared Te Kupenga Hauora – Ahuriri’s CEO, Audrey Robin at the poroporoaki (farewell) held April 7, for the second group to complete the E Tū Rangatahi programme. [caption id="attachment_3278" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="The Heretaunga and Ahuriri rangatahi who completed the E Tū Rangatahi

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Stanford puts Beau in control

When osteo-arthritis in his knee forced Beau Thompson (64) to walk using crutches, sometimes spend the day bedridden and finish working he was surprised to learn that being active would help his condition. His overall health and wellbeing was further complicated by the fact he has also had Type 2 diabetes for over 20 years. [caption id="attachment_3271" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Beau Thompson (left) is firmly in control of his health

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Jurnee overcomes as Youth Services build confidence

JURNEE Kihi (20) is someone Youth Navigator Janet Groube describes as a success. The mum of one has worked with Te Kupenga Hauora – Ahuriri’s Youth Services team since the birth of her son four years ago and along the way has overcome a number of challenges while developing personal skills that are seeing her grow. “It feels good to think they see me as successful.” [caption id="attachment_3291" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Te

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Newbies praise Family Start positives

Te Kupenga Hauora – Ahuriri’s newest Family Start workers Janelle Gray and Abbey Pearson have high praise for the programme that supports pregnant and new mothers. Working with women prior to and post birth Abbey, a young mother who has recently completed a Bachelor in Applied Social Sciences, says, “I wish I’d had this kind of support myself.” [caption id="attachment_3185" align="alignright" width="491" caption="Janelle Gray (sitting)

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