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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 >>

Paerangi Launches Digital Support Platform For Whānau Haua Community

Wednesday, 22 April 2020, 8:19 am | Hapai Te Hauora

A collective of Māori organisations have launched a new digital platform to support whānau in Tāmaki Makaurau whānau during the COVID-19 pandemic. Paerangi ( www.paerangi.nz ) is an online information and referral centre designed specifically for whānau ... More >>

Plain Pack Research Should Encourage More Smokefree 2025 Mahi

Wednesday, 15 April 2020, 12:24 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai Te Hauora welcomes new research from Otago University which shows plain packaging has taken the appeal out of cigarette packets. The researchers says the study shows that making cigarette packaging standard in New Zealand in 2018 has hit the policy ... More >>

Ka Pai To Vaping Bill Announcement - Now It’s Time To Work Together

Sunday, 23 February 2020, 11:47 am | Hapai Te Hauora

Associate Minister of Health Jenny Salesa has announced, after an anxious wait, the proposed Vaping Amendment Bill. CEO of Hāpai Te Haora, Selah Hart wants to congratulate the Minister and is encouraging all parties to help bring the bill home. The Smoke-free ... More >>

Coca-Cola announcement fails to fizz

Friday, 31 January 2020, 1:01 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Yesterday Coca-Cola New Zealand announced a sugar reduction goal of 20% across its portfolio by 2025 . More >>

Wide-ranging strategies & leadership needed for Smokefree NZ

Tuesday, 31 December 2019, 8:31 am | Hapai Te Hauora

Tobacco prices are set to go up by just over 11 per cent on January 1, in the last of a series of annual tax-based price rises announced in the 2016 budget. A 25-pack of cigarettes will cost more than $40. More >>

Deadly blind spot in government’s approach to alcohol harm

Monday, 16 December 2019, 1:25 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

This week a collective of mana whenua, Māori health providers, advocates and community take their concerns about alcohol harm inequities to a symposium held at Middlemore Hospital. More >>

Tala Pasifika Relaunches with new mandate

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 3:21 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Tala Pasifika is a new initiative based on an existing idea; to unite Pacific peoples in action and improve health outcomes. The initiative is led by longtime advocate for tobacco control and Pacific wellbeing and health, Lealeilepule Edward Cowley. More >>

Wānangatia te wahakura in Rotorua

Monday, 2 December 2019, 10:22 am | Hapai Te Hauora

On 3rd and 4th of December Hāpai Te Hauora and Kia Wana Lakes Baby Service are partnering to hold a two day wānanga at Te Puia, Rotorua for Te Rā Mokopuna Ora (National Safe Sleep Day). Wānangatia te wahakura, previously held by Hāpai te Hauora this ... More >>

Whakapapa narratives address tobacco related harm

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 10:38 am | Hapai Te Hauora

Today Hāpai Te Hauora’s Māori Public Health Team launches "Tobacco is Not Our whakapapa" a series of video clips which seeks to re-center whakapapa in the narrative of tobacco harm minimisation. More >>

Food industry serves the waffle, government pours the syrup

Monday, 18 November 2019, 9:51 am | Hapai Te Hauora

A just-released report shows that the food industry wants to stay in a business-as-usual mode with a few minor tweaks around the edges. In response, the New Zealand Government appeared comfortable with that approach, and provided no Government plans for comprehensive ... More >>

Statistics show Te Reo Māori protects against alcohol harm

Friday, 18 October 2019, 2:27 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Recently the Health Promotion Agency released a report into hazardous drinking in New Zealand. The report shows that Māori who drink alcohol and live in deprived circumstances are less likely to have a harmful relationship with alcohol if they ... More >>

1 NEWS OIA release on tobacco sales cause for hope

Friday, 18 October 2019, 12:05 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Yesterday a journalist from 1 NEWS published statistics reflecting the sharp decline in tobacco sales since 2016. This information was released to 1 NEWS under the Official Information Act and it is welcome news to the National Tobacco Control Advocacy Coordination ... More >>

Smoking is Becoming A Dying Habit in Aotearoa

Friday, 11 October 2019, 8:35 am | Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai Te Hauora is quietly celebrating the release of Census 2018 figures which shows a drop in the proportion of regular smokers aged 15 years and over decreasing to 13.2 per cent, compared to the 2013 Census figures of 15.1 per cent. More >>

Hāpai te Hauora secures major research grant

Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 12:00 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

The Health Research Council has awarded Hāpai te Hauora a Ngā Kanohi Kitea Full Project Grant to explore whānau Māori experiences with an FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) diagnosis. More >>

Hāpai Te Hauora Welcomes Study Findings

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 1:42 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

The results from the largest randomised trial in the world of e-cigarette use involving Māori has been warmly welcomed by Mihi Blair, Hāpai Te Hauora General Manager of Tobacco Control Advocacy Services. More >>

Hāpai Te Hauora congratulates John Marsden

Friday, 6 September 2019, 3:18 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Long-time Hāpai Te Hauora board member Reverend John Marsden will be made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit on Friday."We warmly congratulate this rangatira of Māori health and education," says Selah Hart, CEO of Hāpai. "John ... More >>

Communities come together to celebrate hauora at Ihumātao

Wednesday, 4 September 2019, 3:42 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Each year, the first week of September marks Gambling Harm Awareness Week. This year Hāpai Te Hauora is hosting a day of hauora activities at Ihumātao. This initiative will showcase Māori concepts of wellbeing. It aims to confront the multi-faceted ... More >>