June 21, 2018

Pikiao Runanga offers new Health365 portal

It’s your health. Manage it online 24/7. Ngati Pikiao Health Services now offers a new free online service that lets you: Make appointments with your GP, NP or nurse Order repeat prescriptions Access your medical records Track your laboratory results Monitor your personal follow-up plan If you are interested just talk to the Receptionist who will register you. You will be signed up and sent a confirmation email.  Once you receive the email, just follow the link to the website and enter the username and password provided.  
November 17, 2016

Tamariki learn about healthy teeth

On Wednesday 9th November, Katrina Maaka, our Pepi Mokopuna Nurse had the pleasure of introducing a Dental Educator (specialist from Lakes DHB) to whānau, kaiako me ngā tamariki i roto i Te Puna Reo o Waione, Te Kohanga Reo ki Ohau me Puawai Early Learning Centre. Pinenga Te Are, delivered her dental program presentation to all three centres which of course had a focus on oral care, brushing teeth, how often that should happen, healthy kai and shared waiata all about brushing teeth. The tamariki at Puawai demonstrated the tooth brushing program they had implemented in their centre, which Pinenga […]
November 3, 2016

A new service at Ngati Pikiao Health – Jadelle Contraceptive Implants

Two staff have recently been trained to offer Jadelle insertion and removal.  Hine Loughlin our Nurse Practitioner and Katrina Maaka our Registered Nurse who works with our hapū mama and pepi.  The implant is a form of long-acting reversible contraception for women. WHAT IS AN IMPLANT? The implant is a form of long-acting reversible contraception for women. The contraceptive implant inserted under the skin of the arm.Contraceptive implants are small rods about the size of a matchstick which are put under the skin in the inside of your arm. You can feel them under the skin. They slowly release a hormone […]
October 3, 2016

Marae-based Health Checks

Sunday, 25 September at Pounamunui Marae we held our second Marae-based free health check clinic in collaboration with Korowai Aroha and Rotorua Area Public Health Services (RAPHS). We think the weather kept more whanau from attending but those who did attend enjoyed having quality time with the health professionals assembled. We will be at Tapuaekura Marae on Sunday, 30th October.
September 19, 2016

Are Kiwi lifestyles in check for healthy lungs?

Breathe Better September kicked-off at the start of this month, which is the first-ever respiratory awareness month in New Zealand. Eating well, being active and being smokefree are key ingredients for a healthy life, and is also very important to reduce the symptoms or risk of respiratory disease. Three inspiring Kiwis show that being healthy and keeping active is very beneficial for everyone, especially when living with a respiratory condition. Alistair Harsant from Auckland competes in triathlons as a way to manage and control his severe, exercise-induced asthma. It’s the most fantastic feeling to know that something that used to […]
September 13, 2016

Free vision testing for tamariki – 12-16 Sep ONLY

A free vision testing clinic will be held in Rotorua next week by international charity OneSight. This opportunity is targeted at decile 1 to 3 schools and years 1 to 8 students. However any Māori whānau who have concerns about the vision of their tamariki aged between 5 and 16 and who want to have their child’s eyes checked can register by contacting Toni Waaka at Te Taumata – 07 3460095 or 027 3535460. At the screening, distance and near vision will be tested to ensure students can see the blackboard and read a book, and their colour vision and […]
August 25, 2016

Help us to protect the treasured Kaituna River

The Kaituna River and its catchment are taonga (treasures) – valued for its clean water, healthy ecosystems, unique landscape, natural beauty, cultural and recreational values. Te Maru o Kaituna River Authority – Who are we and what do we do? Te Maru o Kaituna River Authority members include Tapuika Iwi Authority Trust, Te Tāhuhu o Tawakeheimoa Trust, Te Kapu o Waitaha, Te Pumautanga o Te Arawa Trust, Bay of Plenty Regional Council, the Rotorua Lakes Council, the Tauranga City Council, and the Western Bay of Plenty District Council. Their purpose is to promote the restoration, protection and enhancement of the environmental, cultural and […]
August 22, 2016
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Marae-based health checks

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 […]