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Hapū Wānanga are kaupapa Māori labour & workshops designed to empower, strengthen and prepare hapū māmā and their whānau for baby.
Hapū māmā and their whānau are invited to attend a Hapū Wānanga ki Tainui in Paeroa in October.
Hapū Wananga is kaupapa Māori antenatal education that covers labour, birthing and parenting. It is designed to empower, strengthen and prepare hapū māmā and their whānau for baby and covers a range of topics from the stages of labour, birth and breastfeeding to safety for baby, post-natal care, parenting and relationships.
The Hapū Wananga is free and all hapū māmā will receive a māmā pepī goodie bag.
WHERE: Te Pai o Hauraki Marae, 3 Papaturoa Ave, Paeroa
WHEN: October 9 and 10
If you have any Hapū Māmā keen to join this Kaupapa, please visit https://www.waikatodhb.health.nz/hapuwananga to register and for further information.
September is Cervical Screening Awareness Month. If you book your smear in September you will go into a draw for a $200 gift voucher - there will be one
voucher to be won in each of our Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki clinics in Thames, Paeroa, Te Aroha and Coromandel. Also, if you book your smear in September, you will go into the draw for a share of $300 of petrol or supermarket vouchers.
The screening programme is available to all women in New Zealand between 20 and 70 years old. The programme was set up in 1990 to reduce the number of women who develop cancer of the cervix and the number who die from it.
It is estimated that up to 90 percent of cases of the most common form of cervical cancer could be prevented if women have a smear test every three years. Cervical smears are FREE to Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki clients.
Did you know that:
A dedicated community-based swabbing centre for COVID-19 is back up and running in Thames, supported by a Mobile Testing clinic, which will travel to rural areas throughout the Hauraki rohe from tomorrow. (Thursday, August 13)
The Thames testing station will be run from the carpark of Thames health provider Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki at 210 Richmond Street.
Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki General Practitioner Martin Mikaere, who is the Clinical Lead for the Thames clinic, says the testing centre is open to everyone in the community, but they must phone ahead first, so that the dedicated team are prepared for their arrival.
“Anybody who suspects they have COVID-19 must ring the clinic in advance on Freephone 0508 835 676 (0508tekorowai) and further directions will be given thereafter,” he says.
People must remain in their cars on arrival until they are seen by one of the Te Korowai health team. They must not come into the clinic.
The Thames clinic will be open for testing Monday to Friday from 9am-12noon and 1-4pm; and this Saturday and Sunday 9-3pm. We will notify of arrangements for next week as we learn more about the Government’s plans.
The same procedure applies to people attending the Mobile Clinics – they will need to remain in their cars until they are triaged and assessed for swabbing.
The Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki Mobile Clinic timetable is:
Thursday, August 13 - Harataunga School House driveway 9-11am; Manaia Marae, 1-3pm.
Friday, August 14 - Waihi Marae 9-11am; Paeroa 1-3pm.
Monday, August 17 - Kerepēhi Marae 9-11am, Kaiaua 1-3pm.
The Thames Whānau Health Centre and mobile clinic will only be operating as COVID-19 testing centres. Anyone who is unwell for conditions not related to COVID-19 must phone their regular GP, who will give instructions as to procedure.
COVID-19 symptoms are similar to a range of other illnesses such as the flu and include fever, coughing, body aches, fatigue and difficulty breathing.
Oct 6: 3 new cases of COVID-19 today