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Hauora Wellbeing Panel - 01/09/23

On the 1st of September 2023, we hosted our Hauora Wellbeing panel at the YWCA Hamilton Women's Room. It was a beautiful morning of sharing from our panellist's life and business journeys. It was wonderful to see a range of women of different ages and business situations attend, and we all had some great conversations before and after the event.



Emma Brooky from Fitzone

Julia Viladomiu from Vila Coaching

Rochelle Panting from Rochelle Panting Nutrition

Mel Englebrecht from The Y Hamilton & Motion Mel

Left to Right: Sam, Julia, Emma, Sarah (WWIB President), Rochelle & Mel.

The panellists answered questions in relation to the four Hauora Wellbeing pillars and how each of the four influences and supports the others.

1. Taha tinana (the physical dimension) Physical wellbeing as well as the physical body, its growth, development, nutrition, and ability to move, and ways of caring for it.

2. Taha hinengaro (the mental dimension) Mental and emotional wellbeing including coherent thinking processes, acknowledging and expressing thoughts and feelings, and responding constructively.

3. Taha whānau (the family dimension) Social wellbeing exploring family relationships, friendships, and other interpersonal relationships; feelings of belonging, compassion, and caring; and social support.

4. Taha wairua (the spiritual dimension) Spiritual well-being and the values and beliefs that determine the way people live, the search for meaning and purpose in life, and personal identity and self-awareness. (For some individuals and communities, spiritual wellbeing is linked to a particular religion; for others, it is not.)

One of the biggest takeaways from what the panellists said is that anything you do has to be individual to you and your situation. Letting go of comparing our lives to the people around us, and being mindful of how balanced - or imbalanced - our four pillars are is the key to living our best lives.


A big thank you to the YWCA of Hamilton for the use of their venue, and to Irene Maton Photography for volunteering her time to take photos.

Thank you to our other 2023 sponsors PKF Hamilton & TFG Ltd for their ongoing support of WWIB.


Did you attend the event and are looking for photos? Check out the links below.

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