6 Jul 2017

Struggle in South Auckland to fight Pasifika obesity

From , 5:05 am on 6 July 2017

New Zealand government initiatives to improve health standards among South Auckland's large Pasifika community have failed, despite efforts to fight high obesity and diabetes rates.

Liquor stores, fast food chain restaurants and fried chicken take-aways are a common sight on the streets of South Auckland where communities are fighting to get healthy.
As part of RNZ's "Is this the Brighter Future" - an assessment of the National-led Government's record - Indira Stewart visited Mangere to take a look at how government policies to improve the nations health have impacted this town.

People take part in an open group Zumba session held in Mangere Town Centre

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly