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Vaping Risks Creating A New Generation Of Nicotine Addicts

Friday, 15 October 2021, 5:17 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

A leading public health agency says the growing number of teenage vapers is a real problem, and the government needs to act now to prevent the creation of a new generation of nicotine addicts. Hāpai Te Hauora chief executive Selah Hart says data from a ... More >>

Hāpai Te Hauora Releases A By Māori For Māori Data Equity Driven Tool Ahead Of Super Saturday

Friday, 15 October 2021, 2:55 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

‘Māori control of our own narrative’ - Hāpai Te Hauora have been busy developing a unique Māori Public Health response to data inequity and disinformation in the fight against Covid-19. Hāpai Te Hauora is the largest Māori Public Health Organisation, ... More >>

Under-served Communities To Face Backlash Because Of Government’s Elimination Strategy Flip Flop

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 11:15 am | Hapai Te Hauora

Māori lives matter. That should be front and centre of the government’s push to vaccinate at least 90% of the population. With Māori vaccination rates the lowest of any nationality in Aotearoa, the elimination strategy that has acted as a korowai ... More >>

Hāpai Te Hauora Calls For Immediate Action From The Government Following Report On Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

Wednesday, 29 September 2021, 2:07 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

A report of the Disability Rights Commissioner and Children’s Commissioner to the Prime Minister on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: A Call To Action released today, highlights multiple systemic failures within the healthcare system. These failures ... More >>

Hāpai Te Hauora launches new podcast on hapūtanga

Thursday, 19 August 2021, 12:05 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai Te Hauora launches a new podcast today on hapūtanga [conception, pregnancy, birth]. Māori continue to feature signficantly in mental health inequities, particularly during hapūtanga. Mai I Kurawaka was created as an accessible way for whānau to ... More >>

Māmā Aroha; A World First Breastfeeding App Created In Aotearoa To Be Launched In World Breastfeeding Week 2021

Monday, 2 August 2021, 11:00 am | Hapai Te Hauora

Sunday 1st August marked the first day of ‘ World Breastfeeding Week 2021 ’. Māori Public Health organisation Hāpai Te Hauora are thrilled to have collaborated with Amy Wray, a wahine Māori and creator of a world first app for breastfeeding ... More >>

Big Tobacco Exploit Dairy Owners In Cynical Attempt To Derail Smokefree Policy

Wednesday, 23 June 2021, 9:04 am | Hapai Te Hauora

Late yesterday afternoon, Hāpai Te Hauora sent a tweet in response to NZ Herald’s article: Revealed: Big Tobacco behind dairy owners postcard protest at Parliament . The response from Hāpai says "Disappointed - yet not surprised, that Big ... More >>

World Smokefree Day Today

Monday, 31 May 2021, 2:26 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

'Commit to Quit' is the theme for 2021 and 'Whakamutu' being the te reo Māori encapsulation of the theme. Hāpai Te Hauora landed on this theme in alignment with that of the World Health Organizations' and launched a national campaign at the beginning of ... More >>

Hāpai Te Hauora Budget Wishlist For 2021

Thursday, 20 May 2021, 5:18 am | Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai Te Hauora, the largest Māori public health collective in Aotearoa, outlines key priority areas it hopes to see for Budget 2021 Health  - An substantial increase in dedicated public health and disease prevention funding specifically for ... More >>

Māori Communities Prepared And Waiting For Health System Reform

Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 2:57 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

This morning the Government announced a proposal for a suite of changes to the composition of the New Zealand Health Sector These changes are an extension of those announced in June 2020, and look at the reformation of a health system which includes: - A ... More >>

Smokefree Action Plan Needed For Underserved Communities

Friday, 16 April 2021, 5:32 am | Hapai Te Hauora

Tala Pasifika; Pacific Action For Change congratulate Associate Minister of Health, Dr. Ayesha Verrall for today’s release of a strong comprehensive action plan to achieve a Smokefree Aotearoa. Tala Pasifika Director, Lealailepule Edward Cowley ... More >>

Governments Smokefree Action Plan Announced - Bold Moves To End Tobacco Harm In Aotearoa Begins Now

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 9:41 am | Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai Te Hauora applauds the government and today’s announcement by Associate Minister of Health, Dr. Ayesha Verrall on their proposals for a Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan. The three key goals are to eliminate inequities in smoking rates ... More >>

‘Irresponsible And Out Of Touch’: UberEats Joins Growing Number Of ‘Alcohol On Demand’ Delivery Services

Thursday, 25 March 2021, 6:42 am | Hapai Te Hauora

In an announcement made this week, from Tuesday 23rd March, Aucklanders will be able to order alcohol on demand using the new feature on the UberEats app, with Christchurch and Wellington to follow in the coming weeks. With alcohol outlet density a major ... More >>

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 >>