Stories

151 articles found
  • 24 June 2013
    Lotu Moui Fairies

    This week Pacific Heartbeat catches up with Samoan born, Krystal Oriana Atoa-Lavea and Leuluaipouomalo Teresa Leiataua-Atoa (Teresa) - two colourful characters who attended a Pacific Heartbeat (PHB) 2-day Community Nutrition Course (CNC).

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  • It was the Christmas of 2008 and while most families were gathering together and enjoying the festive season, Reverend Lokeni Fuatagaumu was preparing for a heart operation at Auckland Hospital. It was a heart valve replacement operation which was a result of contracting rheumatic fever at a young age.

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  • 26 March 2013
    A Fight for Life

    Almost two years ago Selwyn Tupou struggled to walk 100m and he was suffering ill health due to his obesity, now he has completed his first Round the Bays! He shares his story with us.

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  • At 5.30 I beat the streets of Mangere, South Auckland with my feet. Yep, walking at least 5-6 kms every morning before heading off to work. On one of these mornings I notice that there is new construction work happening on Bader Drive….

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  • 9 February 2012
    Leanne’s story

    This is my story... Our son was born in June 2010 - a very healthy 10.3lb! Less than 2 weeks later, in the early hours of the morning, I suffered sudden deep pain in the centre of my chest, so painful I knew something was drastically wrong.

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  • At 51 years of age, Len suffered a major heart attack while delivering a speech at the Manukau Telstra Clear Stadium. The event was witnessed by his wife Shan.

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  • John's experience in personal training and a passion for supporting people with their physical activity goals makes him a great motivator and inspiration to others.

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