Story: Pacific Island health

Exercising for health

Exercising for health

Highlander rugby player Seilala Mapusua and nine-year-old Sunia Makasini reach for the ball as seven-year-old Matatia Lale looks on, during a netball game at Dunedin’s Edgar Centre in 2006. The match was part of the Otago Pacific Peoples Health Trust’s programme to reduce childhood obesity through healthier eating and regular exercise.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 20 April 2006, p. 22
Photograph by Peter McIntosh

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Colin Tukuitonga, 'Pacific Island health - Risk factors and health service delivery', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 January 2021)

Story by Colin Tukuitonga, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 9 Jan 2019