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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 >>

Hāpai Te Hauora supports new coalition against sugary drinks

Friday, 9 December 2016, 11:25 am | Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai Te Hauora supports new coalition against sugary drinks led by the New Zealand Dental Association. More >>

New alcohol delivery services prompt concern

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 9:59 am | Hapai Te Hauora

In recent weeks several alcohol delivery services have promoted their businesses in the New Zealand media. The news website Stuff reported on one in Hamilton and another in Auckland. More >>

Tobacco Industry resilience shows need for vigilance

Monday, 5 December 2016, 10:13 am | Hapai Te Hauora

The release of the Deloitte Top 200 last week highlighted the tenacity of multinational tobacco company British American Tobacco Holdings in the face of the significant decline in smoking rates in Aotearoa since the introduction of Smokefree 2025. The ... More >>

Providing NZ Mums with tools and knowledge

Friday, 2 December 2016, 1:13 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai Te Hauora celebrate Safe Sleep Day - Te Rā Mokopuna Ora on Friday 02 December in recognition of the urgent need to address safe sleep for NZ babies. Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) can be a terrifying topic for new parents to think about. ... More >>

Hāpai Te Hauora welcomes indigenous health professionals

Monday, 28 November 2016, 2:04 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

This week in Auckland Te Ohu Rata o Aotearoa (Te ORA), the Māori Medical Practitioners Association, is the host for the Pacific Region Indigenous Doctor’s Congress PRIDoC. More >>



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