White Ribbon Dinner @ Ruapotaka Marae Glen Innes

This year's White Ribbon dinner promoting positive family relationships was held across the road from ETHC GI clinic at the Ruapotaka Marae. Health Promoter Prateek Thakkar and Community Liaison Joseph Liava'a were invited along with about 100 other guests for dinner. ETHC has been working closely with the Marae and the HEART (Healthy Relationships in Tamaki) movement to champion the cause of zero violence in the home for many years.

Another strand of engagement with the Marae is due to the Maori population being a high needs population; and creating awareness amongst them to go for regular heart check-ups. Health Promoter Prateek Thakkar played on the HEART-heart theme highlighting the importance of regular heart checks.
 
 
Health Promoter Prateek Thakkar and Community Liaison Joseph Liava'a