Fay Selby-Law interviewed by Waatea News about MoU signing between Hāpai Te Hauora and The Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC)

Listen to the interview here

Information for pregnant women, or those who have recently given birth, about COVID-19 and breastfeeding.

Kia ora! My name is Kaitlin. I recently finished up my master’s degree in health psychology at Massey University and am now working at Women’s Health Action.

Ko Tuwhakairiora te iwi
Ko Hunaara te hapū 
Ko Hinerupe te marae
Nō Te Araroa tēnei whakapapa 
Kei Manurewa ahau e noho ana
Ko Alehandrea Manuel tōku ingoa

On 1 August this year the Northland DHB Safe Sleep Programme launched a pilot programme to recycle and reuse Pēpi-Pods® back to whānau in need of a safe sleep space.

The pilot area is centred in Whangarei with distribution through iwi health providers, maternity units and services.

April O'Brien is the new Whānau Ora Community Health Worker for Murupara and surrounding areas working for Te Ika Whenua Hauora Incorporated Society.


Alys shares how different whānau members can support breastfeeding and the wellbeing of mokopuna. Alys sees birth and wāhine as a taonga, just as ūkaipō [breastfeeding] is a taonga that has been passed onto us from our tūpuna. Wāhine are the house of the people, just like the marae, it is a house of protection, a house of nurturing.