We are still working to achieve sustainable funding April 1, 2021
Womens Health Groups Advocate for Eco-burials in Palmerston North January 1, 2021
We have held self-help information for family/whanau led homedeath/ funeral options for over 25 years and alongside this have advocated for the ecoburial option and support to address funeral poverty.
Going back to MDHB to request funding in the 2020-2021 annual plan and budget! March 3, 2020
We are asking MDHB to reinstate funding in the 2020/2021 annual budget year.
White camelia symbol of women’s empowerment and collaboration to support Te Hā o Hine-ahu-one Palmerston North Women’s Health Collective crowdfunder December 1, 2019
This ceremonial camelia planting with our Mayor at the Esplanade celebrated the wide community support, particularly from the art community, that we received for our crowd funder and art auction. The white camelia symbolises women’s empowerment and women’s suffrage.
Auction raises $25,000 to plug Palmerston North Women’s Health Collective funding gap September 20, 2019
Artists show big heart for Women’s Health Collective September 15, 2019
Funding support from government is sounding hopeful July 30, 2019
Visit from Jan Logie MP and Undersecretary to the Minister of Justice (Domestic and Sexual Violence) brings hope.
Launch of crowd funder campaign May 30, 2019
We launched our Crowd Funder project on givealittle at the end of May 2019. We are busy seeking sponsorship and help to spread the word with the aim of raising $90,000 to assist us as we try to transition to other funding sources to replace the $90,000+ a year that will be lost when the MDHB ends our women’s health contract in July.
Petition April 15, 2019
See below, our petition is live
I just signed the petition “Reinstate Funding for Te Hā o Hine-ahu-one Palmerston North Women’s Health Collective” and wanted to ask if you could add your name too.
This campaign means a lot to me and the more support we can get behind it, the better chance we have of succeeding. You can read more and sign the petition here:
P.S. Can you also take a moment to share the petition with others? It’s really easy – all you need to do is forward this email or share this link on Facebook or Twitter:
MDHB Board decides against reconsidering our contract February 26, 2019
We presented to the MDHB Board 26/02/19 in an attempt to get them to reconsider their termination of our women’s health contract. The Mayor and Dr Anna Skinner joined us for the delegation and we had great community support. The vote of 6 against 4 was fairly close – it was a divided Board. We continue to strive to find a way to replace this huge funding loss. STILL OPEN AND AVAILABLE AS USUAL.
Community support swells for trusted women’s health centre February 19, 2019
In January 2019 we were notified of the termination of our MDHB women’s health contract which provides well over half of our annual income. This hit the news in February when it became public. We are having wonderful support from the community, PNCC support including the Mayor, and support from local doctors. We have a good feeling that we will survive this huge challenge and hopefully have the MDHB reverse it’s decision.
Women’s Health Collective celebrates suffrage with relaunch August 27, 2018
The Palmerston North Women’s Health Collective has now rebranded with a Te Reo Māori name alongside our existing name to become Te Hā o Hine-ahu-one Palmerston North Women’s Health Collective.
We held our rebranding launch and open day hui September 19th at 53 Waldegrave St and had a wonderful day of celebration https://www.pressreader.com/new-zealand/manawatu-guardian/20180920/281547996803728 https://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/news/107160839/womens-health-collective-celebrates-suffrage-with-mori-name.
We chose this important date which is also a time to celebrate 125 years of suffrage.
View the Open Day flyer.
Like us at Facebook.com/pnwomenshealth
Disordered Eating Support and Education Group 2015 August 27, 2015
The Disordered Eating Support and Education Group is a small supportive co-facilitated group for women aged 18 years and over who wish to explore their relationship with food and their bodies. The group will run over 13 weeks on Wednesday evenings and also includes one Saturday afternoon in November.
Some of the themes covered by the group include: what is disordered eating, body image, media respresentations, self-esteem, self-acceptance, managing emotions, health and well-being, emotional eating, interpersonal dynamics, assertivenss, mindfulness, creativity and self-expression.
Please phone 06 357 0314 for more information.
Abortion Numbers Decrease in Manawatu as Contraceptive Use Increases June 20, 2015
Abortion Numbers Decrease in Manawatu as Contraceptive Use Increases
Disordered Eating Group Sets Up September 3, 2013
Disordered Eating Group Sets Up
Disordered Eating Support and Education Group August 12, 2013
The Palmerston North Women’s Health Collective is to run a support and education group for women aged 18 years and over who want to change their relationship with their bodies and with food. This will be a small supportive group for women who struggle with disordered eating / eating difficulties including overeating, restricting food intake, binge eating, yo-yo dieting and any other problematic ways to manage food.
The group will run over 15 weeks on Wednesday evenings from September 2013 and will be FREE to participants. (As with all services we offer a koha/donation is always appreciated.) Please phone 06 357 0314 for more information.
Sterilise smokers comment outrage April 5, 2013
Sterilise smokers comment outrage
Natural burials may be allowed June 8, 2012
Natural burials may be allowed
Offer of free birth control criticised May 10, 2012
Offer of free birth control criticised
Natural burials project not in long-term plan April 20, 2012
Natural burials project not in long-term plan
Guardian Article – Popular Collective Expands July 13, 2011
Guardian Article – Popular Collective Expands
Recycled paper mountain is re-used June 17, 2011
Recycled paper mountain is re-used
Morning after pill demand surges April 27, 2011
Morning after pill demand surges
No rise ‘positive’ but doctor’s fees still high October 13, 2010
No rise ‘positive’ but doctor’s fees still high
Loss of sex clinics would be a “blow to women” April 28, 2010
Loss of sex clinics would be a “blow to women”
ACC changes ‘lead victims to shun aid’ March 11, 2010
ACC changes ‘lead victims to shun aid’
Public opposed to health cuts’ February 7, 2010
Public opposed to health cuts’
Palmerston North patients sick over lack of doctors September 22, 2009
Palmerston North patients sick over lack of doctors
Morning after pill to be free August 6, 2009
Morning after pill to be free