Congratulations to Evvie and Chris Lowe, new parents to their baby boy Percy, who was the first baby born In New Zealand on New Year’s Day 2023. Percy was born at Pukekohe Birthing Unit at midnight on the dot weighing 4095g. "He was due on Christmas Day, so we were expecting him around that time-period.
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New Year's celebrations are almost here. As Auckland is set to welcome the new year in style, with a lighting show and fireworks across the city's landmarks.
This year's Kidz First Community Christmas event was a roaring success say the organisers. The week's festivities are aimed at helping whanaau of children who've accessed Te Whatu Ora Counties Manukau services in the hospital, health centres and in the community during the past year.
The Te Whatu Ora Counties Manukau Annual Staff Values Awards winners for 2022 have been announced. The winners were presented with their awards by Interim District Director Vanessa Thornton at a ceremony held at Ko Awatea.
Childhood vaccinations can slip to the back of your mind, especially with a pandemic to worry about. We know that many tamariki are behind with their childhood vaccinations.
Over the festive period it can be overwhelming to consider celebrating without alcohol, especially if your friends and family will be drinking. However, there are many ways to enjoy the season alcohol-free and plenty of non-alcoholic drink alternatives to enjoy at that festive occasion or gathering.
This summer you could consider making some small sustainable changes, to help make a real difference to our planet and your health. The warmer weather makes it a great time to be outside, getting stronger and healthier, while looking after our lovely planet.
Hari huritau (happy birthday) to Start Well, which in November this year celebrated five years of doing important mahi with young hapuu maamaa, their tamarki and whaanau.