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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 >>

Government’s Defence Of Smokefree Repeal - Weak, Deceptive And Embarrassing

Saturday, 2 December 2023, 3:54 pm | Health Coalition Aotearoa

The Government’s strategy to justify its roll-back of New Zealand’s world-leading Smokefree law amounts to a campaign of misinformation, Health Coalition Aotearoa co-chair Professor Boyd Swinburn says. The coalition Government agreed to axe the ... More >>

Repeal Of Smoke-free Laws - A Massive Set Back For Health

Friday, 24 November 2023, 3:00 pm | Health Coalition Aotearoa

Health Coalition Aotearoa (HCA) is extremely disappointed the new coalition Government plans to repeal world-leading Smoke-free laws, including de-nicotisation of cigarettes, a reduction in retailers and banning cigarettes for the next generation. HCA calls ... More >>

Scrapping Te Aka Whai Ora - Major Threat To Māori Health

Tuesday, 10 October 2023, 3:09 pm | Health Coalition Aotearoa

The disestablishment of Te Aka Whai Ora - the Māori Health Authority - as proposed by the National, ACT and NZ First parties, poses a grave threat to the health and wellbeing of tangata whenua. Health Coalition Aotearoa (HCA) calls on all parties ... More >>

Free Under-30s Dental Care Fills Gap But More Needed

Saturday, 2 September 2023, 8:24 pm | Health Coalition Aotearoa

Health Coalition Aotearoa (HCA) welcomes Labour’s proposed policy to reduce the burden of dental disease in Aotearoa - but says more preventative action is needed to address the causes of tooth decay. Provision of free dental care for the under-30s, ... More >>

Stronger Youth Vaping Measures Welcomed

Tuesday, 22 August 2023, 11:09 am | Health Coalition Aotearoa

Health Coalition Aotearoa (HCA) welcomes Labour’s stronger proposed measures to address the serious problem of vaping among our tamariki and rangatahi. Labour’s policy announced today included capping all vape stores to 600 nation-wide, a requirement ... More >>

Healthy School Lunches Alleviate Hunger, Poverty, Mana: Study

Friday, 18 August 2023, 4:45 pm | Health Coalition Aotearoa

The latest research into the impact of the Ka Ora, Ka Ako - Aotearoa’s free school lunch programme - provides more important evidence of wide benefits including a reduction in food insecurity for students and whānau. University of Auckland research fellow ... More >>

‘We Have Failed Our Mokopuna’

Wednesday, 16 August 2023, 11:50 am | Health Coalition Aotearoa

Health Coalition Aotearoa (HCA) stands in solidarity with the parents’ movement Vape-Free Kids and their petitions calling on the Government to protect children from vaping addiction. Vape-Free Kids NZ are handing over their petitions to Dr Tracey ... More >>

Removing GST From Fruit And Vegetables Not Best Solution For Health Equity

Monday, 14 August 2023, 10:13 am | Health Coalition Aotearoa

Removing GST from fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables as proposed by NZ Labour Party recognises the crisis in access to healthy food - but is not the most effective solution, Health Coalition Aotearoa says. For low-income whānau, we know that fresh ... More >>

Big Tobacco’s Last Ditch Campaign - Cynical And Dangerous

Monday, 7 August 2023, 1:50 pm | Health Coalition Aotearoa

Health Coalition Aotearoa (HCA) says a dangerous and cynical "save our stores" campaign paid for by tobacco companies is designed to undermine legislation which will save thousands of lives. The campaign by British American Tobacco New Zealand ... More >>

Wero Laid Down On Alcohol, Tobacco And Junk Food

Wednesday, 19 July 2023, 3:06 pm | Health Coalition Aotearoa

Public health experts have laid down a wero to politicians ahead of the upcoming general election - to reduce the devastating harms from tobacco, alcohol and unhealthy food. These three products cause nearly one-third of all preventable loss in healthy ... More >>

National Food Strategy Needed To Fix Poor Health And Obesity Epidemic

Friday, 30 June 2023, 12:34 pm | Health Coalition Aotearoa

Unhealthy diets are responsible for about one fifth of all preventable ill-health and premature deaths but according to a new report, the Government has made virtually no progress on implementing healthy food policies in the last three years. The report ... More >>





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