Kia Ākina

Working towards lifelong recovery from obesity


mt cook, new zealandKia Ākina is a community that supports and encourages people wanting to recover from obesity to discover what works best for them.  We share the aim of living a better quality of life and reducing the risk of long-term health conditions and disabilities as a result of being significantly overweight.

Kia Ākina is a Māori term which means “be supported and encouraged”. And this is exactly what we hope you experience with Kia Ākina.

As a supportive community, Kia Ākina does not set out rules or a programme for you to follow, nor does it claim to know what will work best for you.  It is not a weight loss or treatment programme. What this supportive community provides is a place for people with obesity to share, hear and learn from each other. It also provides an opportunity to hear about evidence based innovations in lifestyle change and obesity recovery.