“It is health that is our real wealth
and not pieces of gold and silver”
Mahatma Gandhi

Today our proud nation is one of the western world’s most overweight countries and with that tag comes an unenviable list of health problems including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

The consequences of our unhealthy choices are catching up with us and they are being
passed on to our children.

It’s time New Zealanders put our health and well being first and that’s what Kia Puawai is
setting out to achieve - one New Zealander at a time!

About Us

The Why ,The Who, and The How


Nothing tastes as good as healthy

Māori Leadership

Wellness for emerging Māori leaders

Wellness Grants

Applying for a Wellness Grant is easy

Every day New Zealanders are faced with a never-ending stream of choices around what we do, eat, think and who we interact with. Each of these decisions has a fundamental impact on our health and wellbeing and yet for many, we make these choices on autopilot, underestimating their importance and/or forgetting that we do have a choice.

Achieving a different health and wellbeing outcome relies on a packaged solution. It’s about information, guidance and a willingness to change. It’s about relearning how to nourish our bodies, how to move and how to process the challenges in our day in a way that is life enhancing.

Kia Puawai’s goal is to enable Everyday New Zealanders to access a simple and proven set of ‘optimal wellness practices’. To find out more about Kia Puawai and how you can be part of it read on.

Being fit and healthy isn’t a fad or a lifestyle reserved for the rich and famous. It’s a choice we each get to make everyday.



Simple Rules to Live by

If it came from a plant eat it; if it’s made in a plant, don’t!