News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 


New Free Health Magazine For Pacific People

New Free Health Magazine For Pacific People

Providing key information and content to help improve the general health of New Zealand’s Pacific population is behind the launch of Pacific Peoples Health, a FREE publication reaching Pacific people in Auckland, where two-thirds of the nation’s Pacific population lives.

Pacific Peoples Health has launched as a flip-side publication with the 2013/14 summer edition of SPASIFIK, a respected and established magazine within the Pacific community which has published 59 issues bi-monthly over the past decade.

SPASIFIK editor and publisher Innes Logan says it’s increasingly clear Pacific people will positively respond to content they identify with, but need greater awareness of the services available, of which many are free or made as affordable as possible.

“Due to a variety of socio-economic factors, the lack of engagement is concerning, particularly as the needs of Pacific people are greater in virtually all categories,” says Mr Logan.
“But SPASIFIK has been effective in reaching a Pacific audience. Providing the publication free throughout the community in Auckland will substantially increase that reach.”

Content is based on creating greater self-awareness of one’s own health and of those around them to finding solutions and services available to pressing health issues, including obesity and diabetes, smoking and rheumatic fever. Pacific Peoples Health provides a strengths-based focus, with practical help and advice, utilising Pacific people who are experts in their respective health fields.

Pacific Peoples Health is available FREE throughout Auckland and will be located at health care venues, including hospitals, community clinics, dental surgeries and diagnostic laboratories. It is also available in community venues such as libraries, schools, community centres and citizen’s advice bureaux. It can still be purchased via subscription or at one of the 300 outlets nationwide that sell SPASIFIK. An online version of Issue 1 is available now for FREE DOWNLOAD from www.pacificpeopleshealth.co.nz

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Game Review: Until Dawn - Pick Your Own Horrible Adventure

Supermassive Games’ Until Dawn sees a group of dumb sexy teenagers take a trip to a spooky mansion atop a mountain. It is, obviously, a horror game. However, the game is so ridiculous it turns out to be more of a comedy. More>>

John McBeth: Our World Cup All Blacks

Forty or fifty years ago nobody really had any idea of what the selectors had in mind. There were often several trials, which sometimes featured over 150 players, possibly an inter island match or a final trial, then we listened to the announcement of the team on radio. The players weren't flown into the capital for a parliamentary function... More>>

ALSO:

Game Review: Midsomer Murders Meets First Year Philosophy

Developed by The Chinese Room, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture sees the player exploring what appears to be a recently abandoned idyllic English village trying to figure out where everybody's gone. Spoiler: they've gone to the rapture. (On a serious note, this review contains plot spoilers.) More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Clear Science

It was really after his move to Wellington, to Victoria University, that it became apparent that Sir Paul Cllaghan was much more than an eminent physicist... More>>

ALSO:

Francis Cook: Weekend SportzMania! All Blacks! Netball!

Sports were on all weekend. I normally don’t write about sports but with Richie McCaw tipped to be the next Prime Minister, and Colin Craig arguing sports are almost as important as politics, I thought “what better time to start!” More>>

ALSO:

Beervana: Aussie Pav Beer Declared Taste Of NZ

In a surprising upset, an Australian beer modelled on the pavlova, created by Brisbane brewery Newstead Brewing, the 250 Beers blog and Scratch Bar, has been announced the winner at the Beervana craft beer festival ‘Flag Brew’ competition, which challenged media and brewing teams to capture the distinctive taste of New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Health
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news