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Notices from the Health Promotion Forum: May 2020

Thursday, May 21, 2020   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, Training, health promotion, workshop, Courses, webinar

Kia ora and greetings. The nation is now settling into its first full week at alert level 2 with more people returning to work and school, after weeks of being in lockdown.

At the forum our health promotion team will be heading back into the office next week from Monday 25th May, but we are continuing to work remotely to provide resources, tips, and online discussions for your safety and wellbeing.

HPF is pleased to be running a series of webinars to inform and provide guidance for your organisations and the community.  Fees for these webinars have been waived as HPF’s contribution to the health promotion workforce and other health workers, our members, and our communities.

Our monthly online forums are also providing a valuable platform for networking and discussion.

Be sure to check our Facebook page and website for regular updates on these webinars, online forums and other stories and messages.

Secure your webinar spot

‘Fonua Ola and Covid-19: A health promotion way of building the capacity of Pacific families’ is the theme in the third of our webinar series and being presented by HPF’s Executive Director Sione Tu’itahi next week on Tuesday 26th May 2020. Spots for the webinar are being snapped up fast so register now to secure your place.

Go to the HPF website for all the latest news.

Online forums

HPF is running monthly online open forums - the second of which was held today - to provide an opportunity for our valued members to share ideas and updates and to suggest any initiatives we might be able to work on together.

Contact Emma if you would like to participate in the online discussions (emma[at]

New videos on our YouTube channel

A webinar on "Te WhareTapa Wha, COVID-19 and Māori Health Promotion" presented by HPF's Deputy Executive Director, Trevor Simpson is now available .

You will also enjoy two great little home videos produced by Dr Viliami Puloka during the first two weeks of lockdown that focus on safety and wellbeing.

Executive Director Sione Tu'itahi's webinar on "Health promoting ways of building family and whanau capacity against COVID-19, and beyond" will be available shortly.

Discover more videos on the HPF YouTube channel. Don't forget to press the Subscribe button!

New membership programme now live

HPF is pleased to announce our new membership management software called GECCO® is now LIVE bringing a new and user-friendly way of joining or renewing your membership and also storing and updating your own personal member data in a secure environment.

For our existing members you will receive a renewal invoice from the GECCO® system with our logo and payment options that include credit card or direct banking. If you missed our renewal invoice, no problem. Follow the next instruction.

New members can apply for membership online using the following instructions:

  • Click on Membership Application.
  • Go to Login to ‘Create an account’ and access the application form.
  • Complete the Membership Application and you’re done.

Contact Emma for further inquiries (emma[at]

Get more information about the Health Promotion Forum, including the benefits of membership and the Constitution.

Upcoming training opportunities

Online courses

New to health promotion and public health and want to learn new skills?Already working in the field of health promotion and public health? Then look no further than HPF's online courses.

The courses are on Māori health promotion, Pasifika health promotion, and mainstream health promotion.

All are at level one but future courses in the three categories will be designed for level two and level three.

Access online courses from the HPF.

Step up

If you’re already working in the health industry and are looking to take your career to the next level, then the Manukau Institute of Technology’s New Zealand Certificate in Public Health and Health Promotion (Level 5) programme is for you!

The next intakes for this programme will be on July 13 and February 2021.

Apply now for the New Zealand Certificate in Public Health and Health Promotion.

Job Vacancy: Planning and Operations Manager at Theta

This could be the job for you if you:

  • Believe in the power of the arts to promote wellbeing and equity; and
  • Have strong connections to Māori, Pasifika and Rainbow communities.

Get the full position description for this position.

We welcome your feedback

Our members are the backbone of HPF and we are continuously striving to ensure the needs of our members are met and that our work continues to be of value and relevance, especially during the current situation.

Get more information on the Certificate of Achievement (CoA).

Find out more about HPF workshops, which are soon to be converted to webinars.

Email Lavinia (lavinia[at] or Emma (emma[at] if you have a job vacancy, courses/workshops or a major event coming up.

Renew your HPF membership online.

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