Healthy Lifestyles

Puāwai – Kai

A free group lifestyle education and cooking programme.

New courses starting Term 4

Puāwai – Kai is going through an exciting transition over the next few months. This means courses will be paused in Term 3 and will start again in Term 4 (mid-October 2023).

During the 8-session programme, you learn how small changes in the way you live can add up to a big change in your health.

The first three weeks focus on lifestyle changes, with kai to support each session. This is followed by five weeks of cooking – putting the ideas into action. All 8 sessions end with sharing kai together.

Download our Puāwai – Kai brochure (PDF)

For more information visit the Puāwai – Kai website

Ka Puāwai te Kakano

An education package for health professionals and community providers.

Learn how to answer common lifestyle questions and set meaningful lifestyle goals with your patients and clients.

Complete the training online (3 x 45 minute modules) or in-person (2 x 2 hour sessions) and become authorised to use Ka Puāwai te kakano resources on the following healthy lifestyle themes:

  • enjoy a healthy relationship with food
  • have a routine
  • fill up with whole foods
  • make water your friend
  • sleep well
  • take care of you
  • move
  • eat mindfully
  • cook
  • know what you eat.

Contact the Puāwai Healthy Lifestyles Service on 0800 333 405 for more information.

What if I need help finding health care?

Tautoko Hauora can help you:

  • enrol at a Pegasus Health General Practice
  • get to your doctor/hospital appointments, if transport is a problem for you
  • visit Work and Income, if you find it difficult to pay for the doctor
  • find other Community Services to support you.

Find out more about Tautoko Hauora and how to contact them