Champions

Our community champions are doing awesome mahi to improve the hauora of their communities. You can check out their profiles for inspiration, or get in touch if you’d like to promote your community mahi on Te Ngira!

Lineti Latu

This case study follows the start of an Auckland school-based action group. The Kelston community is made up of predominantly Māori and Pasifika, and the group formed to support current smokers to quit, prevent uptake and to work on a reduction in retailers selling cigarettes in the Kelston community.

Leilani Tamu

Leilani Tamu is a mother, writer, poet, diplomat, and champion for her community. The daughter of New Zealand Rugby League Player, Bill Burgoyne, Leilani uses her experiences growing up in a whānau affected by gambling addiction, to advocate for a fairer, more compassionate, and more inclusive Aotearoa.

Brooke Stilwell

Our communities are stronger when we all work together to improve health outcomes. Gambling harm is something that affects many Māori and Pacific whānau, and strong communities are part of the solution.