Kidney Health NZ Events

Posted February 21, 2024

Hakatere Marae Hauora Day – November 4th

Last November, nurses Erica and Sudath as well as communication coordinator Sam Faalilo travelled to Hakatere Marae near Ashburton for another set of community testing. This was another successful event with 53 people tested. The events hosted at Hakatere Marae are always well-attended and are also a wonderful opportunity for us to engage with members of the community – as well as the Ashburton Kidney Society. We want to thank Liz and the entire team at Hakatere Marae for hosting us.

Wesley Community Testing – November 25th 

On November 25th, Kidney Health NZ attended the pre-Christmas Health Check event at the Wesley Community Centre in Auckland. Attended by the likes of Bowel Screening, NZ Blood, Well Woman’s Trust, St Johns, Breast Screening, Smokefree Auckland and more, this was a great opportunity for members of the community to get a free health check. On the day, we were able to give 64 people kidney health checks.

Screening offered included our kidney tests, bowel screening, MMR, COVID-19 and flu vaccines, spinal checks, dental checks, cervical screening and blood type tests.

Thank you to Pacifica Connections for organising this great event.

Paia Whanau Concert – December 9th

Last December, Manawatū Hauora asked Kidney Health NZ to be one of the health providers at the Paia Whānau Day event.

Mental Health, Rongoa practitioners, Pasifika health providers were there on the day, but KHNZ were the only people providing point of care testing for blood pressure, diabetes and kidney function. Food trucks, live bands and children’s entertainment was also there - and Rotary provided free kai. In total, 40 people were tested during the day.

Waitangi Day Family Fun Day – February 6th

Kidney Health New Zealand provided free kidney health checks at the Regional Sports Park Waitangi Day event, organised by Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated (NKII). Other iwi-led hauora as well as Pasifika organisations were present on the day - these included Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga, Health HB, Mapu Maia, and Tihei Tākitimu. 62 people had their kidney health checked at this event.


Kidney testing events.