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Our vision: Lower Hutt – NZ’s healthiest people

Healthy Families NZ

Healthy Families Lower Hutt is one of 10 chosen communities around the country that are part of Healthy Families NZ, the Government’s flagship prevention platform – a key part of the Government’s wider approach to helping New Zealanders live healthy, active lives.

Healthy Families NZ is a move away from disconnected, short-term projects and programmes towards a more collaborative, whole of community approach to prevention.

It’s about bringing community leadership together to make changes to the systems that influence our everyday lives - systems like workplaces, the education system and community spaces.

The key outcomes sought by Healthy Families NZ are:

  • Improved nutrition
  • Increased physical activity
  • More people smokefree
  • Reduced alcohol-related harm