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Hāpai Te Hauora’s SUDI Prevention Coordination Service Reiterates The Need For Every New Māmā To Be Given Wahakura.

Tuesday, 28 June 2022, 2:50 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

The National SUDI Prevention Coordination Service (NSPCS) is dismayed to once again see a Coroner’s ruling that the death of an infant was preventable had the whānau been given a pēpi-pod or wahakura at birth. We strongly implore the Ministry of ... More >>

Taking The Right Action To Smokefree 2025

Tuesday, 21 June 2022, 4:14 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

National Māori Public Health organisation Hāpai Te Hauora applaud Hon Dr Ayesha Verrall and the team behind the legislative work taken to get the Smokefree Bill introduced today. Hāpai Te Hauora CEO Selah Hart says, today marks another important ... More >>

Tala Pasifika Is Backing Pasifika Communities To Win The Race To Be Smokefree By 2025

Monday, 30 May 2022, 7:28 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

World Smokefree Day is a timely reminder that as a nation we need to paddle together with urgency if we want our Pasifika communities to be Smokefree by 2025. Tala Pasifika Director - Lealailepule Edward Cowley says "Any and every opportunity for our ... More >>

Protect Pēpī By Curbing Woeful Pregnancy Suicide Rates

Sunday, 1 May 2022, 5:48 am | Hapai Te Hauora

"The appalling suicide statistics for wāhine Māori during the perinatal period (the period from conception until the first birthday) reveal the desperate need for maternal mental health to be a priority to save lives", Hāpai Te Hauora chief ... More >>

World Smokefree May - We're Backing You!

Wednesday, 27 April 2022, 5:01 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai Te Hauora are proud to declare that this year Aotearoa will celebrate ‘ World Smokefree May’ , as part of a national campaign for Aotearoa to be Smokefree by 2025. ‘World Smokefree May’ will lead up to the celebration of ‘World Smokefree ... More >>

One Step Closer To Addressing Generations Of Harm From Alcohol

Friday, 25 March 2022, 6:53 am | Hapai Te Hauora

24 March 2022 Hāpai Te Hauora, the largest Maori Public Health agency in Aotearoa, commends the work that today brought unanimous support by Auckland Council to Councillor Josephine Bartley's motion to support MP Chloe Swarbricks Private Member's Bill: ... More >>

Inequitable Burden Of COVID-19 Changed Māori Drinking, Smoking, And Gambling Habits During Lockdown

Wednesday, 9 March 2022, 7:01 am | Hapai Te Hauora

08 March National Māori Public Health Agency, Hāpai Te Hauora are concerned with multiple findings in the ‘ Impact of Covid-19 August 2021 ’ survey released by Te Hiringa Hauora and NielsenIQ today. It canvassed the participants’ use of alcohol, ... More >>

Fewer Teenage Smokers Is Good News, But More Work Needs To Be Done

Monday, 28 February 2022, 9:26 am | Hapai Te Hauora

The number of teenagers smoking cigarettes has dropped significantly, but reaching a Smokefree Aotearoa needs more hard work and community involvement says the head of Māori Public Health agency and sole Ministry of Health funded tobacco control ... More >>

Keeping All Babies Safe While Sleeping Imperative For This Years’ Safe Sleep Day

Thursday, 2 December 2021, 2:05 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Te Rā Mokopuna: National Safe Sleep Day Aotearoa is being held on Friday 3rd December 2021 across the motu proudly coordinated by the National SUDI Prevention Coordination Service at Hāpai Te Hauora. The aim of Te Rā Mokopuna is to raise awareness about ... More >>

Banning Smoking In Cars Will Help Take Tobacco Out Of Daily Life

Friday, 26 November 2021, 7:14 am | Hapai Te Hauora

Making it illegal to smoke or vape around children in cars is one more step towards taking tobacco out of daily life, says a leading public health agency. From 28 November 2021, it will be an offence to smoke or vape in a motor vehicle carrying anyone under ... More >>

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 >>