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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 >>

Hokianga Hotel puts people before profits

Monday, 28 May 2018, 5:08 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Last week the Rawene Masonic Hotel, situated in Northland, issued a notice on their Facebook page that they would be removing all gaming machines from their venue. The decision came in the wake of an event in which a young girl had left her child in ... More >>

New evidence supports traditional Māori birthing practices

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 5:24 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai Te Hauora says "ground-breaking" new research on umbilical cord clamping simply reflects traditional Māori birthing practices. The research, reported this week by Newshub, champions the benefits of waiting for at least a minute to ... More >>

Māori Public Health Budget 2018 Wishlist

Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 8:42 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai Te Hauora, the largest Māori public health collective in Aotearoa, outlines key priority areas for Budget 2018 which we believe will have the biggest impact on whānau: More >>

Vaping regulation: Risk-proportionate

Monday, 14 May 2018, 6:37 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

The Ministry of Health are making moves to regulate vapes, e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products. This is supported by Hāpai Te Hauora who hopes that the Ministry do their best to provide effective and sustainable regulation. "Regulation is ... More >>

ACT Party needs a refresher course on NZ Public Health laws

Thursday, 10 May 2018, 5:16 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai Te Hauora is disappointed at the ignorance shown by the ACT Leader and MP for Epsom David Seymour as reported in today’s Otago Daily Times regarding his rationale for selling single cigarettes to customers. More >>

Pokie profits up despite sinking lid policies

Thursday, 3 May 2018, 6:23 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

This week the Department of Internal Affairs released the figures on proceeds from pub and club gambling machines in the first quarter of 2018. From January 1 to March 31, $212 million was generated from pokies, a 2.3% increase on the same period in ... More >>

Hāpai support vaping industry call for cigarette vape switch

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 6:31 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai support vaping industry calls for cigarette-to-vape switch to reduce dairy armed robberies More >>

Tobacco Industry Turf War Misses the Point

Monday, 26 March 2018, 9:23 am | Hapai Te Hauora

Last week it was revealed that Philip Morris (New Zealand) has taken British American Tobacco (New Zealand) to court. The two tobacco giants are squabbling over alleged anti-competitive behaviour by British American Tobacco in the New Zealand market. ... More >>

Call for government to strengthen its approach on gambling

Friday, 23 March 2018, 2:25 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Kaitaia based GP, and former New Zealander of the Year, Dr. Lance O’Sullivan, has raised concerns about gambling harm experienced within Northland communities and is calling on the government to take action. More >>

Community ‘success’ in preventing a 5th off-licence opening

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 3:37 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai Te Hauora and Alcohol Healthwatch are applauding the decision by a bottle store applicant in Takanini, South Auckland, not to proceed with their application to open a new bottle store in the neighbourhood. Had the bottle store gone ahead ... More >>

Home environment influences rangatahi smoking initiation

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 3:07 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

A recent study has found that exposure to smoking in the home has become more strongly associated with when adolescents start smoking. The study, which was undertaken by Jude Ball and colleagues at Otago University, investigated the influence of peer ... More >>

Tobacco control policies under the spotlight

Monday, 19 March 2018, 8:40 am | Hapai Te Hauora

The Ministry of Health will be commissioning a review of the impact of tobacco tax increases. This will include specific analysis of the existing policies, their effectiveness for Māori and Pacific people and how tobacco tax correlates with outcomes like crime ... More >>

 

 

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