The International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples is on 9 August, to raise awareness and protect the rights of the world's indigenous population. It also recognizes the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make to improve world issues.
September is Cervical Screening Awareness Month, led by the National Screening Unit (NSU). Since the national screening programme started, the number of women who die of cervical cancer has dropped by nearly two thirds. Cervical screening saves lives, and its vital that all wahine are aware and informed.
Aligning with Māori Language Week, Mahuru Māori is a challenge for everyone across the month of September. All it involves is setting individual goals, and challenging yourself to speak, write or read in Te Reo Māori.
Breathe Better September is the Asthma Foundation's annual campaign to raise funds and awareness to support New Zealanders with respiratory disease. It will run throughout the whole of September this year.
The aim of the event is to bring the international NCD community together to call on governments, donors, international agencies and the private sector to invest in noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).
World Suicide Prevention Day is a global campaign run by the International Association for Suicide Prevention to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides.
Every year Māori Language Week is held to promote the indigenous language and celebrate the culture. Everybody is encouraged to learn some te reo Māori and are given the chance to experience the culture with events scheduled around the country.