4 Oct 2010

Kiwifruit promoted as antidote to depression

6:46 pm on 4 October 2010

Kiwifruit can help people overcome depression, and that's why a Maori mental health service in Te Puke is highlighting the hairy berry during Mental Health Awareness Week this week.

Isobel Whelan from the Poupoua Charitable Trust says its doors are open all week for people struggling with mental health and addiction issues.

On Thursday, she told Waatea News, the trust will give away kiwifruit ice-creams to all comers - and a giant-sized kiwifruit sundae to anyone who can recite the campaign's theme and this year's whakatauki or saying.