Eketāhuna Health Centre, Te Whare Ora O Eketāhuna December Updates

Our clinic hours are
Monday – Thursday 9am – 12pm, 1pm – 4pm; Friday 9am -12pm, 1.45pm – 2.45pm.
Please try to keep to these hours.

Christmas Hours

In the upcoming holiday season, we will be closing Friday 23rd Friday at 2.45pm and re-opening Wednesday 28th December 9am; closing Friday 30th 2.45pm and re-opening Wednesday 4th January 9am. When the clinic is closed, use Healthline 0800 611 116

Christmas Kai Drive

Now is the time gather any non-perishable food items for our Christmas Kai Drive. This annual food drive provides for Christmas food parcels and helps replenish our food bank stocks to maintain our food bank service throughout the year. The Christmas Kai Drive will take place on Monday 12th December 6pm with our local police and fire brigade driving vehicles around town to pick up your donations. We are in need of the following items: Jars – jams, preserves, chutneys and sauces. Dried – rice, noodles, pasta, breakfast cereals. Tinned – baked beans, spaghetti, meat, fish, vegetables, soup, pasta sauce, fruit. Christmas treats – chocolate biscuits, fruit syrup. If you live rurally, you can drop off at the back of the health centre. A box will be provided from December 1st. We are most grateful for any donation.

If you are suffering from hardship now, please call or text the food bank on 021 034 7762 and we may be able to help. If you would like to put your name forward for a Christmas food parcel, text or call the food bank.

Please remember the budgeting services are available through Pahiatua Help-N-Hand. Kathy can help with IRD and WINZ.

Well-Being Activities

Monday Chair Yoga at St.Cuthbert’s Hall (behind Eke Four Square) is open to all. It provides a gentle practice working on strength, mobility and balance. Come and join us and getting moving before Summer arrives. We start at 9.45am each Monday. Koha.
No class Monday 26th December or Monday 2nd January

For those enrolled, Te Reo classes with Whea Jordan continue Mondays 6.30pm – 8.30pm.
Last class will be Monday 5th December

The community gym class is on Tuesdays 11am with Jono. The gym is also available for use during all clinic hours by members of the Eketāhuna Community. Your gold coin donation is used to maintain the gym equipment.

Wednesday Menz Shed welcomes new members.
From 9.30am every Wednesday with shared kai around midday.

Monthly Ladies Brunch will take place Monday 19th December at 11am St. Cuthberts Hall.
Please bring a copy of family recipe to share with the group. Lunch will be provided.

The executive board, clinical staff and support staff wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year. Thank you to all those who use our services. Thank you to all our generous supporters. During December we will be running a survey about our local health and wellness provision; please look out for this on our Facebook page or ask for a paper copy at the centre.

Thank you for your continued support
Kendra, Lee-Anne and Emma
Te Whare Ora O Eketāhuna
06 375 8188