Push to lift health

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One New Zealand man dies of a po­ten­tially avoid­able ill­ness ev­ery three hours.

Cou­pled with the fact that death rate for Maori men is dou­ble that of non-Maori, and there’s ev­ery rea­son why a group of Maori and Pa­cific men in Porirua want to help change the sta­tis­tics.

The stage is be­ing set for the first Porirua Men United Health Chal­lenge.

The ini­tia­tive will kick off Men’s Health Week from June 9 till 15.

The chal­lenge is open to men and com­mu­nity groups within Porirua. It is driven by a col­lec­tive in Porirua, in­clud­ing HeHa Porirua ( Healthy Eat­ing Healthy Ac­tion), The Cancer So­ci­ety, Get The Tools, Porirua City Coun­cil, Com­pass Health, Maraeroa Marae Health Clinic, OraToa and Cap­i­tal & Coast District Health Board.

Part of the chal­lenge is to en­cour­age fa­thers and sons to have fun to­gether, as they get fit and healthy.

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