Hawke's Bay Today

Wellness day goes down a treat

Focus was on the five ways to wellbeing


AA great day to catch up with friends and join in with some fun learning.

local business came up with a fantastic idea to ensure staff and their whanau were taking care of themselves in what has been a challengin­g year to say the least.

The Tumu Wellness Day, organised by the Tumu Timbers Wellbeing Committee, was a perfect opportunit­y for Tumu to show their commitment and focus on the health and wellbeing of staff and their whanau.

Along with like-minded businesses, the Hawke’s Bay community came together to promote, inform, remind and entertain more than 300 people at the Hawke’s Bay Sports Park in partnershi­p with the Hawke’s Bay Community Fitness Centre Trust.

It was a day to acknowledg­e what kind of year 2020 has been and to emphasise the importance of health and wellbeing. It was a day to get to know local services and providers to help improve or maintain a positive health and wellbeing lifestyle.

The focus was on the five ways to wellbeing — Connect, Be Active, Keep Learning, Give and Take Notice

There were informativ­e and interactiv­e health provider stalls including Heart Foundation,

Breath HB, Brain Injury, Smokefree, Shape My Health, Optimise Physio, Body Bliss Massage, Maurice Trapp group, Waste Minimisati­on, Youth Employment, Hastings District Council, Medics on Scene, N cubed and so many more.

Entertainm­ent included the Ranfurly Shield, live performanc­es from Project prima Volta, a photo booth, a TikTok station, face painters, bouncy castles, and various competitio­ns.

There was food, giveaways, prizes and lots of laughter and chatter. It was a day filled with families, adults, children, babies, grandparen­ts, friends, and work colleagues.

One person described it as “a great day to catch up with friends, have a good feed and join in with some fun learning. The outdoor games/bouncy castles and all the competitio­ns with prizes were great!”

Another said “Great day! Awesome Kaupapa, great to see Tumu’s taking a genuine interest in the wellbeing of their staff and whanau — Ka pai!”

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Images from the The Tumu Wellness Day.

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