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Well-Connected Alliance wins health and wellbeing award


The alliance delivering the NZ Transport Agency’s Waterview Connection project has been recognised for its commitment to promoting health and wellbeing in the workplace by the Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) today.

The Well-Connected Alliance (WCA) was presented with a Heartbeat Challenge Award for making five changes in five key areas – healthy eating, physical activity, smoking cessation, workplace wellbeing and alcohol and other drugs. 

Project Alliance Manager John Burden says the award is a reflection of the WCA’s drive to provide better lives for its workforce of more than 900 people. 

“We’re proud to accept this award as our well-being committee team has done very well to provide opportunities for our people to enrich their lives with good health.”  

During the course of the project several initiatives have been established on site to improve health and wellbeing such as stretching exercises before starting work shifts to reduce injury, implementing allocated smoking zones across all project sites, free health checks for men and publishing healthy meal recipes in internal publications. 

Ruth Sliedrecht of the ARPHS commended the WCA for its health and wellbeing efforts in the workplace. 

“The WCA have actually gone beyond the required five changes in each area to achieve the award which demonstrates their enthusiasm to making a lasting impact on their people.”

Heartbeat Challenge awarded to Well-Connected Alliance

John Burden of the Well-Connected Alliance and Ruth Sliedrecht of Auckland Regional Public Health Service.