SHOPP Edition 10 – March 2014 Edition



Tihei Mauri Ora! Welcome to the March 2014 Edition of Sexual Health opportunities where information by you is shared amongst us all. We have a jam packed edition with 8 whole pages of ‘hot off the press’ information! Keep it coming whanau. Sharing of information + the sharing of resources = Creating SRH opportunities within many Aotearoa Communities. Keep up the fantastic work Aotearoa! Mauri Tu Mauri Ora!


Ministry of Health Update

Warm greetings for a fabulous 2014! There has been amazing progress in our sector over the past few years to increase the quality of service delivery and our increasing ability to be able to see if we are really making a tangible difference. Measuring success is a huge challenge. The first step is asking ourselves […]

Life Explorer Still Available

Encouraging and supporting young people to make informed decisions about their future The Life Explorer has been developed specifically for use with 11 – 13 year olds, and is aligned with The New Zealand Curriculum. Life Explorer is an interactive learning resource, designed to deliver key messages and to encourage discussion about future goals and healthy relationships. […]

Tiakina Tōu Whakapapa – Poster Set (3)

Taking care of our present and future generations This set of 3 A2 posters is themed Tâne Mâori Respecting Past, Present and Future Generations. The posters include the importance of knowing your cultural identity, being connected with Whânau, Hapū and Iwi, and the importance of your place in the world. The messages on the posters […]

What You Drink Affects The Way You Think

Family Planning and Orientation Week Last month it was O-Week time! Family Planning went into overdrive withcompetitions, crosswords, quiz nights and of course loads of free Durex condoms and lube sachets. Our theme for O-Week is “Study hard, play safe”. This focuses on safety while partying and is designed to raise awareness of how alcohol […]

THETA – Sexwise

Poutini, Waitaiki and Tamaahua Some of you will be familiar with the THETA tradition of naming the Sexwise teams after a pair of lovers. Our Kaitiaki, Wendi Raumati (Kai Tahu), has shared the poignant legend of Poutini and the tragic love of Waitaiki and Tamaahua after whom we name our 2014 Teams. Although we are […]

To Infinity and Beyond!

Valentines Day Competition SWPICS Valentines competition for their Teen Parent Unit aimed to give young people the opportunity to express themselves and communicate to their loved ones how they are feelings. Parents were asked to write a love letter to their Valentine and they would win a Valentine prize pack, chocolates, earrings and a bag to the value of […]

Rape Prevention Education – Whakatu Mauri

Rape Prevention Education – Who We Are Did U Know? In NZ approximately 1 in 4 females and 1 in 8 males are likely to experience sexual violence, most before the age of 16? Rape Prevention Education – Whakatu Mauri (formerly Rape Crisis Auckland) is a non-profit agency incorporated in 1982. Rape Prevention Education (RPE) works […]

Christchurch Sexual Health

Safer Sex Messages CHCH Sexual Health Team , these are some of the safe sex messsages we have on display. I enjoy my role as Sexual Health Nurse/ Maori Sexual Health Promoter ,working in weekly Out Reach Smear Clinics with He Waka Tapu (Maori Health Provider for Whanau Health) and CHCH National Cervical Screening clinics once a month Id like […]

Health Promotion – Te Kaha Styles!

Changing the Way we Engage with Whanau Gone are the days of handing out a pamphlets to whanau at an event and expecting to see a change in attitude and behaviour. Those days are over and we have had to find new innovative ways to engage with rangatahi and their whanau. Here our key tips […]

Trial-blazing RBA

Results Based Accountability Throughout the past 8 months TKOTR with the support of Sharon Shea, Shea Pita & Associates, and our Portfolio Contract Manager, Ngaire Sandel, have reviewed our service delivery model to align our practice with evidence based accountability to meet the MOH sexual health priorities, the Ottawa Charter health promotion priorities with the […]

The WOW Bus – Waka Ora on Wheels

Other Te Kaha O Te Rangatahi Trust Developments A Mobile Tamariki Ora Wellbeing Service specialising in Children with Teen Parents in South Auckland has just been announced. Our organisation is excited to announce our success in receiving a Te Ao Auahatanga Hauora Maori: Maori Health Innovation contract with MOH. Our innovation project is called The […]

Family Planning Information Briefing

The Family Planning Information Briefing is a bimonthly electronic publication produced by the Family Planning Library, containing synopses of recently published articles related to sexual and reproductive health, links to useful and educational websites, details of upcoming events and conferences and of new materials received in the Family Planning Library. If you would like to be […]

Family Planning’s Glenys Wood

Glenys Wood retired from Family Planning in December 2012 after a career with us spanning an incredible 37 years and seven months. After beginning with us as a volunteer, at the time of her retirement, Glenys was the Health Promotion Area Manager for a six-strong team of health promoters working in an area from south […]

Plan 2 Party Celebrate Responsibly

Enabling Young People and Their Whanau to Lead Healthy Vibrant Lives Café for youth health has had an awesome Summer so far promoting “Plan 2 Party Celebrate Responsibly”. Raising awareness around how “binge drinking” can lead to socially unacceptable behaviours and can influence making safe and healthy choices. We did surveys at our community events which have helped […]