E ngā mana, e ngā reo e ngā karangarangatanga maha, tēnā koutou
Ko Whakapunake ko Tararua ngā Maunga
Ko Te Wairoa ko Waikawa ngā Awa
Ko Takitimu ko Tainui ngā Waka
Ko Ngāti Kahungunu ki te Wairoa me Ngāti Wehiwehi ki te tonga ngā Iwi
Ko Putahi ko Makoro ko Te Rangitawhea ngā Hapū
Ko Heremia Hakopa rāua ko Paddy Jacobs ōku Mātua
I tipu ake au I Taitoko engari I ēnei rā ka noho au ki Te Whanganui ā Tara.
Ko Chelsea Jacobs tōku ingoa.

For those who I have not yet met, I am one of the public health advisors for Regional Public Health. Before this recent
role I was the kaiwhakahaere at Te Kōhanga Reo o Motu Kairangi in Miramar 2004 - 2014. My current role is to support kōhanga reo with any health queries they have. To ensure kōhanga reo are utilising health services and programmes and that these are suited to the kōhanga kaupapa and meet our requirements as Māori.

Wānanga / training

There are no upcoming trainings.


Managing outbreaks in kōhanga reo

Here are the resources that we talked about at the wānanga that took place 28 July 2016:

** Remember if you need to restock/replenish your spill kits then let me know.

** Remember to check out the FACT SHEETS.



Below are the links for resources you can order/print for FREE for whānau and kaimahi:

The Food Act 2014

From 1 March 2016 all new early childcare centres and kōhanga reo must comply with the new food safety law
when they open. Existing centres must apply to register under the new Act by 31 March 2017.

The new law applies differently to different early childcare services. Centre-based services and kōhanga reo that charge fees and cook food must register under a ‘national programme 2’, whilst home-based services, or those services that only serve fruit or pre-packaged snacks, just need to make sure their food is safe and suitable.

Early childcare services can start by using the Where do I fit? tool on the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) website to see how the new law applies to them.

Food prepared and served on marae for customary activities such as tangi is outside the scope of the Act, and will not be regulated because the food isn’t sold or traded. If you sell food to raise funds for charitable, benevolent, or cultural purposes you do not need to register as long as the trading takes place no more than 20 times a year.

The Marae Food Safety Guide and Hangi Guide contain information on food safety and an explanation of tikanga in this

More information can be found here.


Useful links

Last updated 28 March 2018.