Whanganui MP Chester Borrows has welcomed today’s announcement that Te Oranganui will receive $2 million to lead an anti-obesity programme in Whanganui.
The announcement, made today by Health Minister Tony Ryall during a visit to Whanganui, confirms Te Oranganui as the provider for the Healthy Families NZ initiative, a $40 million programme to combat obesity and promote healthy lifestyles in 10 communities around New Zealand.
“I’m thrilled to have such significant funding confirmed for Whanganui, and to have the Minister of Health here to announce it personally,” says Mr Borrows.
“Obesity is a major health challenge facing New Zealand, and Healthy Families NZ is a new and promising way to promote healthy, active lives and reduce the prevalence of obesity in New Zealand.
“Having Te Oranganui, a proven Whanganui provider through their work with Wh?nau Ora, is great news for Whanganui, and another example of the way the National Government is delivering for the people of Whanganui.”