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Notices from the Health Promotion Forum: June 2020

Wednesday, June 24, 2020   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, Training, health promotion

Kia ora and greetings. As the nation settles into week three of alert-level 1 the HPF team themselves have settled back into the office and remain committed to the health and wellbeing of our members, partners, the community, and other organisations, both nationally and globally.

Be sure to take advantage of two more webinars in our special COVID-19 series, which was launched during lockdown, offering handy tools and guidance through COVID-19.

HPF membership renewals for the 2020/2021 period are due and renewing or joining has just been made a lot easier with our new membership system now live. There are some exciting developments on the horizon benefitting you our valued member - so watch this space!  

Be sure to check our Facebook page and website for regular updates on these webinars and topical stories and messages. And remember to subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Time to renew your membership!

A gentle reminder that renewals for membership of HPF for 1st July 2020 to 30th June 2021 are now due!

Check your membership status on the HPF website, or join up by following the simple instructions below and take advantage of these exciting benefits:

  • Discounts on workshops and webinars;
  • HPF course scholarships (conditions apply);
  • Gain knowledge and skills for the on-going professional development of your staff; and much more!

New membership system user-friendly

HPF's new membership management software called GECCO® is 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.

Existing members 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, make your payment and you’re done.

Contact Emma for further inquiries (emma[at]

Get more information about the Health Promotion Forum.

Keep an eye on our YouTube channel

Check out HPF's YouTube channel to watch our popular series of webinars and other informative videos.

The most recent webinars will also be available on the channel shortly.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Online courses

New to health promotion and public health and want to learn new skills? Or are you already working in the field of health promotion and public health?

Then look no further than HPF's online courses on Determinants, Māori health promotion, Pasifika health promotion, and mainstream health promotion. The latter three courses are at level one but future courses in these three categories will be designed for level two and level three.

Access online courses from the HPF.

Boost for wellbeing

The Heart Foundation’s Pacific Heartbeat programme is hosting a free online Pasifika nutrition workshop from Tuesday 30th June to Friday 3rd July 2020.

Register by phone (021 063 7178) or email (info[at] to attend.

Flexible study with the Certificate in Public Health and Health Promotion

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 intake for this programme will be on  Monday 13th July 2020.

Apply now for the Certificate in Public Health and Health Promotion (Level 5).

Activity challenge for Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

An active lifestyle and getting regular exercise not only boosts health and wellbeing but can lower bowel cancer risk. This month is bowel cancer awareness month and Kiwis are encouraged to ‘Move your Butts’. Funds raised will support Bowel Cancer NZ's bowel cancer education, research and patient-support activities.

Take the Move Your Butt challenge.

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 about upcoming workshops, which are soon to be converted to webinars.

Email Lavinia Ngatoko (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