Best Design Awards 2019

OL@-OR@ was a finalist in both the User Experience and the Public Good categories at these awards by the Design Institute of New Zealand on Friday 4th October 2019 at Spark Arena.

There was a lot of stiff competition from some very skilled design companies and students and it is with delight that we announce that we received BRONZE in both of these categories.

Thank you to everyone on the OL@-OR@ team as well as our community partners who have all had a hand in this award, it is a great acheivement.

Our paper has been published!!!

Our OL@-OR@ trial paper was published online by Lancet Digital Health on Wednesday 18th September 2019.

Feel free to tweet and get the word out to your networks.

Link to the paper:

Thanks for everyones hard work getting us to this stage.

OL@-OR@ are Finalists at the Best Awards

The OL@-OR@ team have been named as a finalist in the Best Design Awards 2019 Public Good category.

To see the full article from the NIHI website click here.


OL@-OR@ Videos now on YouTube

As part of the OL@-OR@ trial we made videos with the participants and partners who helped make this a great success.  These videos are now on YouTube for you to see.

1.5 minutes video -

3 minutes video -

Maori specific video -

Congratulations on winning ...

Cliona Ni Mhurchu, one of the PI's on OL@-OR@, gave an oral presentation titled “A co-designed mHealth programme to reduce risk factors for heart disease, obesity and diabetes in Maori and Pasifika communities in NZ” in Prague at ISBNPA 2019 which was held from 4th to 7th June 2019.

This presentation had been shortlisted for the Socioeconomic Inequalities SIG ‘best oral’ prize and was subsequently awarded first prize.


ANA Conference

Cliona presented OL@-OR@ at the ANA (Active Nutrition Aotearoa) conference.


Co-design paper in Māori Health Review

The OL@-OR@ co-design paper has been included in Issue 77 of the Māori Health Review.

To view go to the Māori Health Review website here.

Co-design paper published

We are pleased to announce that Marjolein's paper entitled:

Using codesign to develop a culturally tailored, behavior change mHealth intervention for indigenous and other priority communities: A case study in New Zealand

Has been published by Oxford University Press in Translational Behavioral Medicine.

Here are the links:

Identifying and overcoming barriers to healthier lives

This paper has been published in The Journal of Pacific Research.

Please click here to read this paper.

Protocol Paper Published

After lots of hard work by all involved our protocol paper has now been published.

Please read and share it by going to