Compass Primary Health Care Network > Services > Healthy Lifestyles

By: Compass Network  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Primary Care


Pasifika Healthy Lifestyle Programme - FREE Community Exercise Classes

Come along to one of our free community exercise classes led by Tone Te Ahuru and No'oroa Kippenberger. Everyone is welcome - you don't need to be Pacific to come along to the classes! Bring along a towel, some water, and your friends and family!


  • Mondays 6 – 7pm Ioane Vito Community Hall, 15 Fergusson Street, Newtown - Tone Te Ahuru

  • Tuesdays 6:15 – 7:15pm Broderick Road Chapel, 17 Broderick Road, Johnsonville - No'oroa Kippenberger

  • Wednesday 5:45 – 6:45pm Pacific Islanders' Prebyterian Church (PIPC), Cnr Daniell & Constable Street, Newtown, Wellington - Tone Te Ahuru

  • Saturdays 8 – 9am EFKS, 182 Owen Street, Newtown - Tone Te Ahuru

Care Plus

Care Plus is a programme that provides free and reduced cost visits to your GP and pratice nurse, and supports you to develop a Wellness Plan.

Community Dietitian Service 

The Community Dietitians Service provides a community based clinical dietetic service focused on people with long term conditions i.e. poorly controlled diabetes and high risk of cardiovascular disease.

The Community Dietician Service can help you with:

Individual Referrals

Referrals to the dietitian’s service can be made by primary care providers. Referral forms are available on Medtech. Before referring anyone to this service they must have had basic nutrition advice provided by their primary care provider and deemed to benefit from further in depth advice.

Group Education Sessions

Louise would be happy to attend community groups, exercise groups or already established self management groups to run interactive nutrition education sessions.

Health Provider Education

Nutrition education sessions are available for primary care staff who would like to work more effectively with patients with long term conditions. Louise can come to your practice to deliver a fun, interactive, practical hands-on session about food.

Who can access this service?

Priority groups for the service include Maori, Pacific, migrants, refugees and people on a low income. All other referrals can continue to be sent to the hospital dietitian services.

How do I access this service?

You can be referred by your GP/medical centre.

Health Professionals contact:

Louise Beckingsale - Wellington Community Dietitian

Phone: 04 380 2422 | Fax: 04 380 2418 | Mobile: 027 289 7220
Wellington Office | Level 1, 94 Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington 6021
Postal | PO Box 7398, Newtown, Wellington 6242
Part time hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Alison Pask - Porirua Community Dietitian

Phone: 04 237 1026 | Fax: 04 237 1029 | Mobile: 027 420 4998
Porirua Office | 219 Bedford Street, Cannons Creek, Porirua City 5024
Wellington Office | Level 1, 94 Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington 6021
Postal | PO Box 7398, Newtown, Wellington 6242

Supermarket Tours in Kapiti

These tours have been designed to provide people with the knowledge of how to understand nutritional information on food labels and enable them to make healthy food choices for their individual needs.They are run by qualified dieticians in various supermarket locations around the district, in conjunction with Diabetes Kapiti Coast and Compass Health Kapiti.

To find out more and secure a place on the next tour, please telephone Diabetes Kapiti Coast on Ph 904 4847.  Please note that places are strictly limited – please notify numbers who will be attending. 

Cost is FREE but a Gold Coin donation/koha is welcome.


Fun for $5 or less in Wellington

We’ve put together this booklet to let you know what you can do in our beautiful city for $5 or less or absolutely FREE! All activities are arranged by suburb, so it makes it easy to see what you can do in your local area for $5 or less.

Disclaimer: Some pages have been removed from the original document. Please discard reference to maps and vouchers.  

Porirua HEHA brochure

For one-on-one advice, contact David Bishop our Physical Activity Educator assess your individual wants and needs and help you plan steps towards achieving your goals.

Free or Low Cost Outdoor Activities in Kapiti

Healthy Lifestyles Team

Wellington Office

Paul Marshall - Maori Health Advisor - 027 466 0207

Rachel Robinson - Health Promoter - 04 978 4367

Porirua Office

Sarah Tumai - Health Promoter - 04 239 6115

David Bishop - Physical Activity Educator - 04 239 6111

Kapiti Office

Lisa Macdonald - Health Promoter - 04 297 2009

The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011

Keywords: Primary Care

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