Marae-based health checks

Marae-based health checks

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A new initiative for the Runanga begins Sunday, 28 August at Taurua Marae.

This will be our first Marae-based free health check clinic being brought to the community in collaboration with Korowai Aroha, Rotorua Area Public Health Services (RAPHS) and supported by Lakes DHB.

Our intention is to visit a different Ngati Pikiao Marae each month and make it easier for whanau to access health services.

We are focusing on checks for health issues that are affecting Māori e.g. diabetes, heart disease, smoking, cervical smears etc

Wahine in particular, are not coming in to the clinic to have an important health check completed i.e. their cervical smears.  We will have a hamper up for grabs to wahine who complete this check.

In addition, we will have mirimiri practitioners available to work their magic, activities to keep the rangatahi occupied and some light refreshments will also be available.

Pounamunui Marae has been confirmed for September and updates on dates and future venues will be posted to our Facebook page.