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

 


Manu Vatuvei tackles community health

Manu Vatuvei tackles community health

Vodafone Warriors winger Manu Vatuvei is urging his South Auckland community to improve their health by getting their homes insulated.

Vatuvei is fronting Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes, which provides free insulation for people at health risk from conditions related to cold, damp housing.

“I’m really passionate about doing what I can to help,” he said.

“I know what living conditions are like for so many people in South Auckland. There are big health problems but a lot of them could be avoided by insulating homes. Through Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes, people have the chance to do something about it.

“An insulated home is healthier for your family and easier to heat. Your family won’t get sick as much if your home is warmer.”

Vatuvei will promote the benefits of insulation on the big screen at the Vodafone Warriors’ NRL match against the Brisbane Broncos at Mount Smart Stadium on Saturday night.

Providers offering free insulation will be in the Red Zone at the northern end of the ground to sign up people if they are eligible.

Vatuvei is also encouraging people with spare curtains to bring them along to the game and drop them off at Greenstar Energy Solutions, which runs a curtain bank in South Auckland.

Warm Up New Zealand is run by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA).

EECA’s Residential General Manager Robert Linterman is delighted Vatuvei is helping promote the benefits of insulation in his Auckland community.

“EECA is excited about the opportunity to work with Manu and the Vodafone Warriors to improve the lives of South Auckland families by insulating their homes,” he said.

“This is a great cause and we really appreciate Manu's and the Vodafone Warriors’ support.”

For more information about Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes - http://www.energywise.govt.nz/funding-and-programmes/insulation-programme

ends


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

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:

Transport: Air NZ Teams Up With All Blacks For Men In Black Video

Inspired by the Columbia Pictures global film franchise Men in Black, Air New Zealand’s latest safety instalment features All Blacks’ Captain Richie McCaw and Dan Carter as Men in Black agents. More>>

ALSO:

World Champions: BRADAS Of Identity Company Take On The World And Win Gold

This is only the second time since NZ has qualified for the HHI world finals that NZ has taken home a GOLD medal in this division. REQUEST Dance Crew being the only other NZ crew to achieve this. New Zealands only other medal this year was Silver for the Royal Family in a very close final in the Megacrew division. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Contrary To Popular Belief - Lloyd Geering

Many older Dunediners like myself, and indeed older Presbyterians and others throughout the country, will remember the controversy aroused by the articles and speeches of Professor Geering, Principal of Knox College Theological Hall in the late 1960s... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Health
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news