Tamaiti Mataara

What is Tamaiti Mataara?

Tamaiti Mataara is a free community-based health programme that helps you and your children to get active and learn about healthy eating.

Our team will help your family set goals and get involved with fun physical activities that children and parents can enjoy together. There will also be opportunities to meet other families who are choosing to be more active just like you.

Tamaiti Mataara is tailored to you and your family, our team will work with you to create a plan that works for everyone.

It is free to take part in Tamaiti Mataara, and most of the exercise options are either free or low cost.


How does Tamaiti Mataara work?

Step 1

Your Doctor, Pediatrician or Practice Nurses can refer you into the programme. Or, you can refer your whānau by contacting our team on (06) 868 9943 or [email protected]

Step 2

Our team will contact you to arrange a chat and discover how we can help.

Step 3

You and your family will meet with our Tamaiti Mataara team who will create a nutrition and activity plan that suits you.

Step 4

You’ll all get lots of encouragement, help and support from the team to achieve your goals.

Step 5

Our team is happy to support you and your whānau until you feel confident enough to continue independently.