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The Low Or No-cost Health Prevention Initiatives The Government Ignored In This Budget

Friday, 31 May 2024, 1:09 pm | Health Coalition Aotearoa

Health Coalition Aotearoa is calling on the government to listen to the experts and acknowledge the impacts that can be made to the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders, with very little cost required. More >>

Health Coalition Aotearoa Calls On The Government To Take Action To Address Issues In The Food System

Thursday, 16 May 2024, 4:25 pm | Health Coalition Aotearoa

The detailed and comprehensive Public Health Advisory Committee (PHAC) Balancing Our Food System report released by the Ministry of Health today identifies several issues that Health Coalition Aotearoa food and nutrition experts have been calling ... More >>

Lunches Downgrade Robs Children Of Nutrition, Well-being, Immunity And Fuel To Learn

Wednesday, 8 May 2024, 2:40 pm | Health Coalition Aotearoa

HCA is pleased the programme will continue for primary schools and there are plans for food provision to a small number of pre-schools, but this should not come at the expense of healthy lunches for thousands of intermediate and high school students. More >>

Poor Uptake Makes Mockery Of Health Star Ratings System

Wednesday, 1 May 2024, 3:39 pm | Health Coalition Aotearoa

The failed voluntary Health Star Rating system must urgently be made mandatory to ensure New Zealanders can make easy, healthy choices at the supermarket. In New Zealand, diet and excess body weight are responsible for 18% of premature death and disability. More >>

Time For Associate Minister Of Education To Reveal His School Lunches Magic Trick

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 1:15 pm | Health Coalition Aotearoa

It’s time for him to explain how he will do this, what the consequences will be and what evidence he has that these changes will achieve the same results. More >>

Minister Using Outdated Information To Justify Cutting School Lunches

Saturday, 6 April 2024, 12:34 pm | Health Coalition Aotearoa

The Associate Education Minister David Seymour is quoting a highly negative Treasury report on the Healthy School Lunches Programme to justify cuts, despite new evaluations that paint a much more positive picture. More >>

70,000 Sign Petition To Keep School Lunches

Thursday, 28 March 2024, 4:45 pm | Health Coalition Aotearoa

Contrary to the Associate Minister of Education’s claims, analysis of Healthy School Lunches Programme - Ka Ora, Ka Ako assessments has revealed it provides excellent value for the taxpayer dollar, as a groundswell of public opposition to Government ... More >>

Government Measures To ‘crackdown’ On Youth Vaping Do Not Go Far Enough Says Health Coalition Aotearoa

Friday, 22 March 2024, 9:54 am | Health Coalition Aotearoa

While the Government’s announcement to cease the sale of disposable vapes and increase penalties for non-compliant retailers is seen as a start to addressing youth vaping issues, members from the Health Coalition Aotearoa (HCA) Smokefree Expert ... More >>

A Third Of Household Beverage Budget Spent On Sugary Drinks - Study

Tuesday, 19 March 2024, 1:22 pm | Health Coalition Aotearoa

A New Zealand study of beverage purchases shows consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks remains high, accounting for one third of the average household drinks budget, prompting renewed calls for a sugary drinks tax. "The findings of this study are a stark ... More >>

Health Coalition Launches Petition To Protect School Lunches

Thursday, 7 March 2024, 5:48 pm | Health Coalition Aotearoa

Health Coalition Aotearoa has today launched a petition calling on the Government to protect free school lunches - Ka Ora, Ka Ako, and not make cuts to the programme. The programme offers 230,000 students in about 1,000 of the least advantaged schools’ ... More >>

New Zealand’s Hungry Teens Four Years Behind In Their Learning - Free School Lunches Provide Solution

Monday, 4 March 2024, 10:15 am | Health Coalition Aotearoa

Food poverty has contributed to New Zealand’s poor performance in an international educational achievement test for 15-year-olds, reigniting calls for broader access to free healthy school lunches. "The 2022 PISA (Program for International Student ... More >>

Shameful Repeal Of Smokefree Law Will Result In More Tobacco Harm, Deaths

Tuesday, 27 February 2024, 6:41 pm | Health Coalition Aotearoa

The Government's shameful repeal of the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Smoked Tobacco) Amendment Act 2022 will condemn thousands of Kiwis to prolonged tobacco addiction, harm and preventable death. "The tobacco industry will be ... More >>

Sacking Of Whistleblower Over Costello’s Advice Shows System Lacks Transparency

Thursday, 22 February 2024, 7:16 pm | Health Coalition Aotearoa

The sacking of a Ministry of Health public servant over a leak to media is the result of a broken public policy system which fails to provide the transparency a democratic country should expect. RNZ today reported a public servant who leaked advice sought ... More >>

Smokefree Repeal Must Get Parliamentary Scrutiny

Tuesday, 13 February 2024, 9:57 am | Health Coalition Aotearoa

Today, Health Coalition Aotearoa (HCA), the Council of Medical Colleges in New Zealand (CMC), and Te Ohu Rata O Aotearoa - Māori Medical Practitioners Association are calling on the Government not to repeal the Smokefree Environments and Regulated ... More >>

Call For Luxon To Replace Costello Over Cigarette Tax Freeze

Thursday, 25 January 2024, 10:45 am | Health Coalition Aotearoa

Health Coalition Aotearoa is calling for Prime Minister Christopher Luxon to replace Associate Minister for Health Casey Costello with someone who can restore credibility to the portfolio following news she is seeking to freeze excise tax on cigarettes ... More >>

Govt Allies Play Down Smoking Harm, Back Repeal

Thursday, 11 January 2024, 3:59 pm | Health Coalition Aotearoa

The Government is preparing to repeal new Smokefree measures that would rapidly save thousands of lives, a move that has widely been condemned by national and international health experts. Health Coalition Aotearoa (HCA) is therefore disappointed to see ... More >>

Iwi Calls On Reti, Peters, Costello To Halt Smokefree Repeal

Friday, 22 December 2023, 7:06 pm | Health Coalition Aotearoa

Health Coalition Aotearoa (HCA) fully backs Ngātiwai Trust Board’s public appeal to Minister of Health Dr Shane Reti and the Honourable Winston Peters - members of the iwi - to halt the repeal of New Zealand’s life-saving Smokefree law. The iwi’s ... More >>

Health Coalition Aotearoa (HCA) Signs MOU With Moana Connect

Thursday, 21 December 2023, 11:22 am | Health Coalition Aotearoa

Together - through their high-impact partnership - HCA and Moana Connect aim to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for Pacific peoples by providing a greater awareness of the specific health issues they face and strengthening advocacy for ... More >>

Survey Shows Public Back Smokefree Law And The Govt Has No Mandate For Repeal

Wednesday, 13 December 2023, 12:46 pm | Health Coalition Aotearoa

A survey of New Zealanders shows a majority want to retain our world-leading Smokefree law - including denicotisation of cigarettes, a reduction in retailers and ending sales of cigarettes to the next generation. The Talbot Mills research, commissioned ... More >>

Smokefree Law Repeal ‘immoral’ - 105 Organisations Sign Open Letter To Luxon, Peters, Seymour, Reti And Willis

Wednesday, 6 December 2023, 4:48 pm | Health Coalition Aotearoa

Health Coalition Aotearoa (HCA), with 104 allies in health, education, social services organisations and unions, say the Government’s plan to abolish the Smokefree law is immoral and undemocratic in an open letter published in the New Zealand Herald ... More >>





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