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Community members prevented from taking action

Monday, 29 October 2018, 6:55 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

A TVNZ story this week raised concerns held by Manukau Ward Councillor Alf Filipaina that weak legislation is shutting out local communities from participating in civic processes to address gambling harm. Alf told TVNZ that his community lost more than ... More >>

Great strides made in new council smokefree regulations

Friday, 26 October 2018, 2:36 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

New council policy in Tāmaki Makaurau and Whangarei will see smoking prohibited outside of hundreds of cafes and bars, but more consistent regulations are needed. More >>

Misleading headlines cause unnecessary hype over vaping

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 3:15 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Recent findings from a vaping study contribute to growing evidence for vaping as a harm reduction tool in smoking cessation. The study also encourages the need for stronger regulations in the sector. More >>

Communities connect with Mātauranga Māori

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 10:26 am | Hapai Te Hauora

From waka ama to māra kai and Māori movement, Māori workshops are being held this Mental Health Awareness Week to promote positive community wellbeing. More >>

Increased Tobacco Tax Not The Only Option

Monday, 24 September 2018, 5:04 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai Te Hauora - Increased Tobacco Tax Not The Only Option Source: Hapai Te Hauora More >>

Hāpai applauds first tobacco-free dairy in South Island

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 10:18 am | Hapai Te Hauora

Waikuku Beach General Store is paving the way in becoming the first dairy in the South Island to go smoke-free. Store owner, Cathy Farrell, explained that staff, customer and community safety compelled her to remove tobacco products from their ... More >>

Honouring Te Reo Māori could save lives

Monday, 10 September 2018, 5:00 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Honouring Te Reo Māori could save lives: A Māori Language Week collaboration between Hāpai Te Hauora and the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand More >>

Tightening rules on who sells tobacco could reduce smoking

Friday, 7 September 2018, 9:55 am | Hapai Te Hauora

Tighter tobacco measures could lead to a 50% reduction in stores selling cigarettes by 2032, a new study has found. More >>

Gambling Harm Minimisation workforce raises awareness

Monday, 3 September 2018, 4:08 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Gambling Harm Awareness Week (GHAW) kicks off today, providing an opportunity for increased awareness of problem gambling in Aotearoa New Zealand. More >>

Fighting smoke with smoke

Wednesday, 29 August 2018, 9:05 am | Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai Te Hauora calls for tobacco tax to be reinvested into protecting communities, not cigarettes. More >>

Health group left disappointed at confusing advocacy

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 9:28 am | Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai Te Hauora is calling for sensibility and improved focus on smoked tobacco cigarettes given its devastating history and continued harm on Māori health. More >>

How can dairy owners support the Smokefree2025 goal

Monday, 23 July 2018, 6:44 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai Te Hauora's answer to this question is ‘to remove the supply of tobacco from convenience stores nationwide’. This may seem like an unrealistic goal in today’s context but we believe it is achievable. It will simply take some brave ... More >>

Smokefree future out of reach for Māori

Friday, 20 July 2018, 2:36 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

New Zealand's Smokefree 2025 goal is looking increasingly unachievable, as the Ministry of Health's annual Health and Independence Report highlights smoking rates among Māori are decreasing at a far slower rate than projected. The report was released ... More >>

Māori community groups lead by example in tackling obesity

Monday, 9 July 2018, 4:16 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Māori community groups lead by example in tackling obesity New research by the University of Otago has highlighted the dominance of unhealthy food at sporting venues in New Zealand. Two thirds of food sold at netball and rugby venues is considered ... More >>

Alarming trends in gambling highlight a need for solutions

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 9:09 am | Hapai Te Hauora

The Pacific Islands Families Study update released this week highlights concerning trends in Pacific youth and maternal gambling behaviour. The full report can be found here but some key facts are: More >>

Safe use of wahakura

Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 3:33 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Recently we have been referred questions concerning the use and safety of bumper pads in wahakura (flax woven bassinets). Hāpai Te Hauora holds the National Sudden Unexplained Death in Infants (SUDI) Prevention Coordination contract; the best evidence ... More >>

Kokiri Marae launches SUDI Prevention Programme

Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 8:58 am | Hapai Te Hauora

Kokiri Marae Health and Social Services launches their Moe Ora mō ngā pēpi -SUDI Prevention Programme this week, funded by the Hutt Valley District Health Board (DHB). The programme aims to prevent the occurrence of SUDI through a number of interventions ... More >>

Annual Māori public health hui to focus on whakapapa

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 1:28 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Tomorrow is the regional Hāpai Te Hauora hui-a-tau where kaimahi and invited guests share knowledge and insights about the health of whānau, hapū and iwi in Tāmaki Makaurau. More >>

Plain package cigarettes now in full effect but critiqued

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 4:53 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

From today, it is illegal for tobacco companies in New Zealand to sell cigarettes in branded packaging but the implementation has had a mixed response. This is the final week of the 3 month ‘wash out’ period in cleansing the market of existing ... More >>

Kelston community celebrates becoming a smokefree suburb

Friday, 1 June 2018, 8:13 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Last night, the community of Kelston came together to celebrate the leadership of their young people. "Stop the Stock in Keli Block" was a campaign lead by students of Kelston Girls High School and Hāpai Te Hauora. The aim was to convince ... More >>



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