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Notices from Health Promotion Forum: November 2019

Thursday, November 21, 2019   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, health promotion, Training

Kia ora and greetings. Time has just flown by and as we approach the end of a busy and fruitful year we have a few more brief items and updates we'd like to bring you before our last notice goes out next month.

Professional Development is always a priority so put it at the top of your 'to-do' list for next year and check out the training programmes we have to offer.

Have you renewed your membership? Take advantage of reduced rates on workshops, follow health promotion trends and receive our informative newsletter and notices.

HPF also have a YouTube channel featuring plenary speakers from the highly successful global health promotion conference in Rotorua last April - if you missed out on this event. Don't forget to subscribe to the channel.

AGM wrap-up

HPF's AGM was held on 14th November. New members were elected and welcomed to the board, while others - including Board chair Zoe Hawke - were farewelled. 2019 was reflected on as a busy and successful year for the organisation, which co-hosted the successful global health promotion conference in Rotorua last April.

Professional development

"A great learning experience, an eye-opener and thoroughly enjoyable." - CoA students.

The first CoA course for 2020 will be held in Wellington in February, with dates and venue yet to be confirmed. These will be advertised on the following as soon as they are available:

So be sure to keep an eye out. You can also contact Emma to register or for more information (emma[at]

Pacific workshop motivating

"Thought-provoking, motivational and well-presented" is some of the feedback from participants who have attended HPF’s Pasifika Health Promotion workshops. Workshop facilitator Dr Viliami Puloka is always coming up with novel ways to make the workshops even more interesting.

So be ready to register or get for more info when dates and venues for 2020 are finalised. Watch this space! 

Online study convenient

If you haven't managed to get to any of our training programmes then here's one you can do from wherever suits you! Affordable and completed at your own pace.

Membership perks

Become a member of this progressive and innovative organisation. Joining offers many benefits including discounted workshops, regular updates on health promotion through our newsletters and notices plus much more.

Find out how to join the Health Promotion Forum or renew your membership.

Job vacancy

The Cancer Society (Waikato BOP) is looking to employ a new Health Promotion Coordinator.
Applications close on Friday 29th November at 4pm.

Summer School offers outstanding line-up

Otago University’s Summer School is now open for registration and is offering an outstanding line-up of 32 courses, including 14 new ones from 10th to 28th February next year. Most courses are in Wellington, and one in Auckland.

Early-bird rates are only available until 19th December 2019 - so register now for a 25 percent discount. 

View course descriptions for the University of Otago Summer School, and find out how to register.

Building leadership competencies

Discover your leadership potential and get equipped with practical and tested leadership tools and resources at the 2020 Public Health Leadership Programme.

Applications close on 5th February 2020.

Anyone working in the public health sector may apply so hurry and get in quick as places are limited to 18 per programme.


White Ribbon Day - 25th November - is the international day when people wear a white ribbon to show they do not condone violence towards women.

This year's campaign is Challenge the #Unspoken Rules.

Healthy Christchurch Champions

  • Canterbury District Health Board
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Environment Canterbury
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ngai Tahu
  • NZ Police
  • Pegasus Health
  • University of Otago, Christchurch