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Asian Network Inc. (TANI)

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    TANI supports Asian New Zealanders to enjoy optimal quality of life and wellbeing and to develop strong and healthy Asian communities in Aotearoa New Zealand by:

    • Identifying and responding to changing needs
    • Raising health awareness and educating Asian communities
    • Promoting health messages and service information to the communities 
    • Bridge gaps between service provision and Asian health needs
    • Providing cultural advice
    • Networking and connecting up diverse Asian communities
    • Advocating for and promoting the welfare of these communities
    • Being a credible national voice.


    Wellness / healthy lifestyle

    We deliver free health seminars in other languages, workshops, conferences on topics relating to the health and wellbeing of the ethnic communities.

    Also provide a "Health Literacy Programme" across the wider Auckland region for Asian communities, to empower them to more confidently navigate health information and services for their own and family's health.

    5 week "Migrant Women Wellbeing Programme" for migrant and former refugee women for:

    • Free Kiwi English class
    • Free New Zealand Health System and Women's Health session
    • Free 5 driving lessons


    Asian services

    Advocate and provide cultural advice to various Government and Non-Government service providers to fill the gaps and develop more inclusive services.

    Information & support

    We provide free information about community health, publicly funded health programmes, and social support service for those migrants and former refugees in need.

    We also deliver quarterly Regional Pubic Network Meetings to communities to update Asian health initiatives and to support building connections between Asian communities and mainstream healthcare & social support service providers.

    Mother and child / Māmā and pēpi

    HEALTHY BABIES HEALTHY FUTURES – (HBHF) improves the health of pregnant mothers, babies and toddlers by providing the latest health information, educational activities and access to services that support better Nutrition and Physical Activity.

    What we provide

    • FREE TextMATCH service – Health promotion text messages matched to the stages of pregnancy or the age of baby are sent to your phone. These messages are about baby’s development, nutrition, breastfeeding, keeping mum healthy, and physical activity.
    • FREE “Cooking Demonstration Sessions” sessions about healthier food options, cooking methods, food label reading, recipe modification and much more.
    • FREE nutrition workshops to encourage affordable healthy family meals.
    • FREE physical activity sessions at your pace to keep yourself and baby healthy.
    • FREE community events and family fun.
    • Socialise with South Asian families living in Auckland & Waitemata
    Online Support Workshop During COVID-19

    "Stay Well Stay Connected" online workshop every Tuesday and Saturday for emotional support during COVID-19 challenging times.

    • Saturday, 11am -12:30pm via Zoom
    • Tuesday, 6pm - 7pm via Zoom


    Our services are free of charge. We welcome donations to support our work.

    Age groups

    • Adult / Pakeke