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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 >>

Plain cigarette packaging has arrived in New Zealand

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 10:41 am | Hapai Te Hauora

From today New Zealand legislation prevents the tobacco industry from using branding on their cigarette packaging. This marks the first day of a 12 week ‘wash out’ period in cleansing the market of existing stock and introducing plain packaging. ... More >>

Smoking cessation interventions needed among Māori

Friday, 9 March 2018, 1:16 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

A recent study has sought to understand smoking trends among nurses and doctors in New Zealand and has identified disparities between Māori and non-Māori healthcare workers. The Otago University study, led by Dr Richard Edwards and colleagues, found ... More >>

Hāpai Te Hauora supports action against Philip Morris

Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 12:16 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

The Ministry of Health has laid charges against the New Zealand subsidiary of the multinational tobacco company relating to the importation and selling of its tobacco sticks known as HEETS. HEETS contain tobacco sticks which are heated in an electronic ... More >>

Lack of support for former prisoners to stay smoke-free

Friday, 23 February 2018, 12:42 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

A new study released today has found that New Zealanders who have successfully quit smoking while in prison receive a lack of support in staying smoke-free after being released. More >>

Government supports smoke security system

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 2:54 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

The government has recently supported new fog cannon technology to deter theft in small stores like dairies. This technology has come about in response to the raised level of tobacco and cash-related violence used to gain entry into shops. More >>

Lotto warned about using cultural appropriation

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 10:18 am | Hapai Te Hauora

The Lotteries Commission (Lotto) recently released an augmented reality (AR) app to coincide with Chinese New Year. The app links to an instant kiwi 'scratchie' which is purchased at retail outlets. More >>

Māori doctor to present link between childhood diseases

Sunday, 11 February 2018, 1:59 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Māori doctor to present link between childhood diseases of poverty and pokies at international gambling conference More >>

Emotional attachment to cigarettes a barrier in switching

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 9:59 am | Hapai Te Hauora

A New Zealand study has found that some people still find quitting smoking difficult, even when vaping is offered as a smoking cessation intervention. The Otago University study involved in-depth interviews with 20 vapers who still smoked traditional cigarettes ... More >>

Stopping smoking key reason for e-cigarette use

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 5:36 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

New research has been released which shows that vaping in New Zealand is a popular alternative for those wanting to quit smoking tobacco. A recent survey on vapers was conducted by Dr Penny Truman and colleagues at Massey University. The study found ... More >>

 

 

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