Active Families

Health, Fitness and Nutrition for the whole Family
Eric Golding

Eric Golding

Active Families Manager

09 415 4617 or 0800 ACTIVE

Mobile: 027 700 4017

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Supporting Families with Children 5 to 12 years old.

What is Active Families?

Active Families assists whanau that want to make healthier lifestyle changes, improvements or are currently sedentary to become more active, gain nutrition knowledge and become involved in regular activity (sport). Families receive support through weekly activity sessions that build skills for sport and increase confidence levels around being active. Specific nutrition knowledge is delivered in a fun and entertaining way. The family also receives in-home visits to get support on nutrition knowledge, activity time, screen time and BMI for the child / family.

Active Families aims to improve family’s attitudes toward physical activity through fun physical activity experiences as well as introducing them to healthy food options and teach them to make healthy food choices.


  • Aged 5 – 12 years
  • Geographical boundaries: West Auckland, North Shore, Rodney and Hibiscus Coast.
  • Available to attend activity sessions in either Hillcrest, Henderson or Orewa.
  • Currently inactive (less than 5 hours per week).
  • Have a stable medical/ mental condition that could benefit from regular physical activity.
  • Family is ready to make changes to their lifestyle and consents to being referred.

Referrals can be by self-referral, via your general practice team (doctor or practice nurse), or any other health professional.

Healthy Kids

Term Two Dates 2021

  • West: Tuesday 4th May – Tuesday 6th July
  • Coast: Wednesday 5th May – Wednesday 7th July
  • North: Tuesday 4th May – Tuesday 6th July AND Thursday 13th May – Thursday 1st July


  • Active Families West: Tuesdays, 5pm – 6pm

West Wave Recreation Centre, Henderson.

  • Active Families Coast: Wednesdays, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Orewa Scout Hall, Orewa (Terms 1 & 4)

Orewa Community Centre, Orewa (Terms 2 & 3)

  • Active Families North: Tuesdays 4:45pm – 5:45pm and Thursdays, 5:30pm- 6:30pm

Northcote Baptist Church, Hillcrest.

What Our Families Say

“When we started to come along, Jaydn fell in love with the program and really kept the energy up for going along. It’s been a fun way to get our bodies moving and to learn about the right eating” Holz Whanau

“Finding the time and motivation to do something active and fun that both kids enjoy is our huge challenge” MC Family

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Alternately health professionals such as GP’s, Pediatricians or Practice Nurses can refer you, just ask your doctor for more information.

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