The picture of health

Dozens of people learned about Taranaki health services and activities when they attended the Opunake Health Day late last month.

Passenger Transport Officer Karen Watt explains the benefits of Southlink travel

Passenger Transport Officer Karen Watt explains the benefits of Southlink travel.

The event was open to the public, and representatives from about 20 disability support and health providers, including the Taranaki Regional Council’s Passenger Transport Officer, Karen Watt, were on hand to explain what they offer.

Karen was kept busy with queries about the region’s bus services, especially the popular Connector bus, and the Southlink bus service.

“This is the second health day that we’ve had and it was also useful to the providers who took part because it was an invaluable networking opportunity,” she says.

The day highlighted the easy access to health services and support, and helped attendees find out how to improve and better manage their wellbeing. It was organised by the Taranaki Disabilities Information Centre, and CoastalCare Health and Community Centre.