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Diabetes Hui

Diabetes LogoThe Diabetes Hui offered by Arowhenua Whanau Services are designed for people with diabetes or whanau with diabetes who wish to increase their knowledge about the disease and other health conditions in a supportive environment.  The hui are a hour of education on a health topic related to diabetes and then an opportunity to meet with others with diabetes.

Diabetes Hui Dates for 2014

  • 9 April
  • 14 May
  • 11 June
  • 13 August
  • 10 September
  • 8 October
  • 12 November

For further information please contact :

Maree Rowley - Primary Health Nurse
Arowhenua Whanau Services
03 615 7452

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Marae to hold heart machine

A defibrillator will be available to the public from Arowhenua Marae within the next month.

In a joint venture, the marae and Arowhenua Whanau Services have agreed to purchase the life saving equipment so it can be used for emergencies at the school, marae and by the public in close proximity.

Read more: Marae to hold heart machine

Hui planned for health awareness

Four free health hui are planned over the upcoming months to help carers, sufferers and family members in the community cope with health issues. 


Arowhenua Whanau services, at Temuka, will hold the hui from 6pm to 9pm at Arowhenua Marae. They are open to anyone in South Canterbury who would like to learn more about Alzheimer's, women's health and menopause. Areas covered will include diagnosis, latest research, support available in the district, planning for the future and relevant legal matters. Those interested in attending a hui should register with Arowhenua Whanau Services.  

  •     March 26: Alzheimer's (part one) 
  •     April 11: Wahine/women's health 
  •     April 16: Alzheimer's (part two) 
  •     May 14: Wahine/women and menopause

As featured in the Timaru Hearld

Workplaces screen for cancer

To make cervical screening more convenient for women the national programme is being introduced into workplaces in South Canterbury.

National Cervical Screening Programme Maori health promoter Sheree Brosnahan in collaboration with Arowhenua Whanau Services already has Silver Fern Farms on board for the free tests and is welcoming interest from others.

"It's about breaking down barriers for women ... and it's not exclusive to Maori."

Read more: Workplaces screen for cancer