Eketāhuna Health Centre, Te Whare Ora O Eketāhuna February 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.
When the clinic is closed, use Healthline 0800 611 116

We are only part funded by Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand. We have a volunteer executive board who work hard to gain funding from other sources to keep our health centre open.
In 2022 we received funding from the following: Community Organisation Grants Scheme, Eastern & Central Community Trust, Eketahuna Our Town, Fonterra Grass Roots Fund, Ministry of Primary Industries, Ministry of Social Development, Trust House Foundation and Waireka Community Trust.
Thank you to these funders and our board for all the work and support.

In addition, we are incredibly lucky to receive generous donations from local community organisations and individuals. Thank you.

We do wish to thank everyone who contributed to our Christmas Kai Drive in December. Thank you to our local police and fire brigade for driving vehicles around town to pick up your donations. Thank you to local rangitahi and tamariki for being the runners. And thank you to our community for your generosity. In these challenging times, we were blown away by the sheer volume of food. Thank you also to Joy Kopa at Tararua District Council who organised and delivered an amazing donation from staff.

For those that were not able to contribute, please know that your community has your back. 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.

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. We start at 9.45am each Monday. Koha.
The community gym class is on Tuesdays 11am with Jono. The gym is also available for use during clinic hours by members of the Eketahuna 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 20th February at 11am St. Cuthbert’s Hall. Lunch will be provided.
Please note there is no Te Reo Maori language class this term at the health centre.

Eketāhuna Community Garden

Our veggie garden was established by Fiona Elton and friends in 2014. Terry Down who died last January was a big part of the garden and this year we have cultivated a bed next to the fence in his memory and planted it with potatoes. The garden is always looking for volunteers; if you are interested, please contact Emma, health centre community coordinator on 021 034 7762. The garden grows for our community. Please be considerate when you harvest and use the compost bins for garden waste.

Pataka Kai – Food Pantry

Our pataka is stocked with food rescue items from Waiwaste Food Rescue, with food shared from other food banks and from local families. If you have excess garden produce, please leave it on the shelf. If it’s something like plums, please shut the doors as the birds also like free kai! Please remember not to be greedy, take only what you need and leave what you can.

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