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Rangatahi paving the way for a Gamble Free future

Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 7:51 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Over a third of those seeking support for problem gambling are Māori. That’s a statistic that doesn’t sit well with 20-year-old Brooke Stilwell. Passionate about creating positive change in her community, Brooke has championed an innovative ... More >>

Strong leadership for Smokefree outdoor policies

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 4:44 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Research conducted by Whakauae Research for Māori Health and Development (Whanganui), and led by Dr Heather Gifford, highlights Māori public health workers and advocates attitudes towards Smokefree Outdoor Policies (SFOP). Māori leadership in creating ... More >>

Hāpai Te Hauora launches new SUDI prevention service

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 9:00 am | Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai Te Hauora has been awarded the Ministry of Health contract to deliver the national SUDI prevention coordination service for the newly designed national SUDI prevention programme. More >>

Small pokie venues disappoint in mystery shopper report

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 3:07 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

This week the Department of Internal Affairs released the results of the "mystery shopper" audit of pokie venues. Casinos and smaller clubs and societies known as 'Class 4' venues were visited by actors trained to mimic problem gambling behaviour. ... More >>

Advancing the endgame for the tobacco pandemic

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 10:41 am | Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai Te Hauora supports new research on tobacco control published by the University of Otago in the British Medical Journal this month. "This is significant for the tobacco control sector" says Zoe Hawke, General Manager of the National Tobacco Control ... More >>

Hāpai Te Hauora backs plain packaging stance

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 12:44 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Māori Party Co-Leader Marama Fox and Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner announced today that the Government has confirmed its commitment to standardised packaging of tobacco products, with roll out scheduled from 14 March 2018. More >>

Smokefree Aotearoa: Do Not Hold Us Back!

Tuesday, 30 May 2017, 10:26 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Smokefree Aotearoa: Do Not Hold Us Back! This Wednesday many Kiwi’s will celebrate World Smokefree Day and may remember that singular day or reason they stopped smoking for life. This Wednesday may also remind families of loved ones who have passed away ... More >>

Inaugural Tariana Turia Award for tobacco control

Tuesday, 30 May 2017, 10:56 am | Hapai Te Hauora

This year marks the inaugural year of the Dame Tariana Turia Award for tobacco control. Hāpai Te Hauora and the Cancer Society have launched the award in honour of our most fearless and untiring advocate, who championed the most significant tobacco ... More >>

Australia leads by example in gambling harm reduction

Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 2:46 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Australia leads by example in gambling harm reduction measures in the 2017 Budget. Hāpai Te Hauora and The Salvation Army urge Communications Minister Simon Bridges to consider similar regulatory interventions here. Today the Australian Federal Budget ... More >>

Hāpai endorses Auckland Council's stance against tobacco

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 9:44 am | Hapai Te Hauora

Yesterday Auckland Council decided to exclude investments in tobacco manufacturing from their updated Responsible Investment Policy. By making this decision, councillors are joining an increasingly large group of business, academic and community leaders ... More >>

Tobacco Tax increases punishing families? Not really!

Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 4:20 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Why is the concept of tobacco taxes and punishing families continually dangled in NZ media? Because that is exactly what the tobacco industry and their associates use to ensure cigarettes are kept affordable and accessible. More >>

Hāpai Te Hauora backs legislative progress on E-cigarettes

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 11:33 am | Hapai Te Hauora

Today the Ministry announced changes which will improve the quality of E-cigarettes available in New Zealand and increase access to these successful smoking cessation products. More >>

Bank of NZ commended for putting health before profit

Friday, 24 March 2017, 9:22 am | Hapai Te Hauora

This week the Bank of New Zealand confirmed a new responsible investment policy which will exclude companies involved in unethical activities. General Manager for the National Tobacco Control Advocacy Service Zoe Hawke says the inclusion of the powerful ... More >>

Subsidised vaping to save lives and money

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 4:41 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai Te Hauora strongly support MP Marama Fox and the Māori Party calls for subsidising vape devices as an alternative to cancer and ill health causing cigarettes. “We see this (vaping) as a viable treatment option that should be considered to stop ... More >>

Hāpai congratulates Muriwhenua for promoting hauora Māori

Monday, 20 February 2017, 12:56 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Kapa haka favourites Muriwhenua will unveil a special new haka at the national kapa haka championships Te Matatini next week."Ko te wharetapu o muriwhenua” Thomas Strickland, Kaihaka of Muriwhenua said "The haka makes a stance against all ... More >>

Hāpai Te Hauora commends Endorphina Ltd

Friday, 17 February 2017, 10:42 am | Hapai Te Hauora

Today we congratulate software developer Endorphina Ltd for doing the right thing and responding to the voice of Māori by removing a product which was offensive to our people. More >>

Hapai Te Hauora Condemns Cultural Appropriation

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 4:10 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

In January 2017 Hāpai Te Hauora was alerted to the presence of an online gaming product called 'Maori' created by international software company Endorphina Ltd. The game includes images of tāne and wahine Māori, waka, pounamu, stylised bone ... More >>

Hāpai Te Hauora calls for stronger tobacco control in NZ

Friday, 16 December 2016, 9:53 am | Hapai Te Hauora

Smokefree 2025 is the Governments goal to make New Zealand essentially smokefree by 2025. By 2018 the daily smoking will need to fall to 10% and Māori and Pacific adult daily smoking rates to have fallen to 19% and 11% respectively. This means, ... More >>

Call for alcohol industry to honour the spirit of the law

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 1:46 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

The alcohol industry appears to be putting its considerable lobbying weight into challenging the rights of communities to determine the way alcohol is sold in their neighbourhoods. More >>

Call for more light to be shed on gaming environments

Wednesday, 14 December 2016, 11:16 am | Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai Te Hauora supports calls for more light to be shed on gaming environments More >>

 

 

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