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Hāpai Te Hauora Welcomes New Tenancy Rules Providing Additional Security For Renters

Thursday, 11 February 2021, 7:31 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

The Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020 is being rolled out in three phases, with phase 1 changes in effect since 11 August 2020. The amendments coming into effect today will build on initial changes introduced in 2020, empowering and providing ... More >>

Fizz Free Whānau Health Promotion Campaign Calls For Community To "phase Out The Fizz"

Monday, 1 February 2021, 12:24 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Back for the fifth year, Fizz Free Whānau, is a multifaceted public health campaign to engage whānau to be involved in the healthy lifestyles kaupapa by taking a pledge to go without Sugar Sweetened Beverages (SSB’s) throughout the month of February ... More >>

Community Voices Needed For Vaping Regulations Public Consultations

Thursday, 28 January 2021, 7:43 am | Hapai Te Hauora

Public consultation on the vaping regulations opened on Monday, seeking feedback from all New Zealanders to ensure the regulations have the right attributes to best support and protect communities. Hāpai Te Hauora strongly encourages whānau, hāpu, ... More >>

New Year Resolutions: Can A Smokefree Aotearoa Be One?

Friday, 1 January 2021, 6:49 am | Hapai Te Hauora

There are people across the globe pleased to see the end of 2020. A new year for many will be a refreshing, significant, traditional or symbolic time to kick start a new way of being that better version of yourself. New eating plans, more exercise, ... More >>

No Progress On Reducing Inequities From Harmful Products: Latest Health Survey

Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 4:03 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Health groups are demanding more policy action to reduce the glaring health inequities shown by the latest New Zealand Health Survey. The harms created by tobacco, alcohol and unhealthy food continue to disproportionally burden Maori, Pacific and low income ... More >>

National Tobacco Control Advocacy At Hāpai Te Hauora Responds To Health Portfolio Announcements

Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 6:03 am | Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai Te Hauora, contract holder for National Tobacco Control Advocacy, congratulates Hon Dr Ayesha Verrall as the recipient of the tobacco control delegation in the allocation of health portfolios announced today. Hāpai CEO Selah Hart says "We welcome ... More >>

Royal Society Award Celebrates Indigenous Excellence

Monday, 9 November 2020, 3:24 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai Te Hauora congratulates Professor David Tipene-Leach for being the recipient of the Tahunui-a-Rangi award recognising excellence in invention and creation . The Royal Society Te Apārangi awarded the honour at a ceremony last week in recognition ... More >>

Cannabis Referendum Result: Hāpai Te Hauora Urges For Health-focused Cannabis Law Reform.

Friday, 6 November 2020, 3:18 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Despite the gap closing slightly through the special vote count, recreational cannabis use continues to remain illegal under the Misuse of Drugs Act. More >>

Hāpai Te Hauora Warns Against Dependence On Gambling Proceeds As New $40m Lotto Fund Announced

Thursday, 20 August 2020, 4:11 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

The Lotto Community Wellbeing Fund was announced this week by Minister of Internal Affairs Tracy Martin, Presiding Member of the Lottery Grants Board. The new $40 million fund is targeted to community and social activities in response to COVID-19. Whilst ... More >>

A Regulated Market For Vape Products

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 9:19 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai Te Hauora congratulate the Associate Minister for Health Hon. Jenny Salesa on the successful passage of the long-awaited Vaping Bill last night. Many community leaders contributed to the process with over 1200 submissions and engagement from ... More >>

Health Groups Call For Urgent Action On Prevention

Monday, 27 July 2020, 8:12 am | Hapai Te Hauora

Tobacco, alcohol and unhealthy food cause about one-third of the annual loss of healthy life-years, yet less than 0.5 percent of the health budget is spent on preventing this damage. What’s more, virtually none of the policies for alcohol and unhealthy ... More >>

Vaping Bill Is Almost There - Can We Get Something To Help Achieve Smokefree 2025

Friday, 24 July 2020, 3:32 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

The Vaping Bill passed its second reading around 11pm last night moving with urgency under extended hours in the remaining three sitting days before Parliament adjourns for the general election. Only two days earlier Hāpai Te Hauora and a number of ... More >>

Alcohol Warning Labels A Welcome Sight For Māori Public Health Experts

Monday, 20 July 2020, 11:58 am | Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai te Hauora welcomes the decision of the Food Standards Authority for Australia and New Zealand to make pregnancy warning labels compulsory on all alcohol products within the next three years. Interim CEO for Hāpai te Hauora, Jason Alexander says ... More >>

Hāpai Te Hauora Welcomes Proposal For Transformative Change In Health Sector

Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 11:07 am | Hapai Te Hauora

This morning the government announced major changes in the strategic direction and composition of the New Zealand health sector. The changes include - Establishment of a Māori Health Authority separate from the Ministry of Health to advise on hauora ... More >>

World Smokefree Day - What Smokefree Means For Aotearoa

Sunday, 31 May 2020, 8:14 am | Hapai Te Hauora

Today is World Smokefree Day, known in some countries as ‘World No Tobacco Day’. Hāpai Te Hauora has engaged with communities most affected by smoking and asked the question: What does Smokefree mean to you? Since the 1st of May, Hāpai has received ... More >>

Pacific Stories For A Smokefree Future - World Smokefree Day, May 31

Friday, 29 May 2020, 1:49 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Talanoa -- sharing stories -- is an essential part of the life of Pacific people, and an essential part of our journey to becoming smokefree together. For World Smokefree Day, Hāpai Te Hauora have been working in partnership with Tala Pasifika to collect ... More >>

Smokefree Cars Means More To Celebrate On World Smokefree Day May 31

Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 6:15 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai Te Hauora congratulates Associate Minister of Health Hon. Jenny Salesa and the people of Aotearoa for promoting the rights of all children to breathe smokefree air. A bill banning smoking in cars with children has passed its final reading with ... More >>

Hāpai Te Hauora Budget Wishlist For 2020 - Is This Year The Year We See Change?

Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 6:39 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai Te Hauora, the largest Māori public health collective in Aotearoa, outlines key priority areas it hopes to see for Budget 2020 Health An increase in dedicated public health and disease prevention funding  Funding to support groups ... More >>

Temporary Relief For Sport And Recreation Puts Spotlight On Unsustainable Funding Model

Saturday, 9 May 2020, 6:37 am | Hapai Te Hauora

A $25 million relief package has been created by Sport NZ to provide much needed relief for sports and recreation. The package is targeted primarily towards community and regional recreation and sporting bodies who are struggling to stay afloat in ... More >>

Proposed Cannabis Bill An Opportunity To Exemplify Equity Based Law In New Zealand

Monday, 4 May 2020, 3:35 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

On the 1st of May the Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill was released by Justice Minister Andrew Little. This is the final version of the proposed legislation which will be put to voters at the 2020 general election in the form of a referendum. New ... More >>