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High Priced Healthy Food Demands Supermarket Duopoly Dumped

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 4:54 pm | Health Coalition Aotearoa

New Zealand is caught in a tailspin of rising food prices until the supermarket duopoly is broken up to stop excessive profits dictating who can afford healthy food Health Coalition Aotearoa says. The statement comes after Statistics NZ released ... More >>

Why Only Wai? Let's Give Schools Healthy Food Alongside Drinks

Thursday, 7 April 2022, 6:20 pm | Health Coalition Aotearoa

The Government’s proposal for all primary schools to be sugary beverage free is seen as a baby step by health experts, with Health Coalition Aotearoa (HCA) nutritionists saying the proposal needs to apply to all schools, and include healthy food. Minister ... More >>

Government Must Act In Response To Heart-breaking, Compelling Evidence On FASD

Thursday, 10 March 2022, 1:03 pm | Health Coalition Aotearoa

Statement on behalf of Roopuu Apaarangi Waipiro Alcohol harm reduction experts are calling on the Government to urgently act on recommendations from nine witnesses who have detailed the multiple, serious and systemic failures by successive Governments ... More >>

Splitting Up Grocery Players Important For Kids’ Health

Tuesday, 8 March 2022, 9:32 am | Health Coalition Aotearoa

Health policy experts and nutritionists are disappointed this morning by the rollback of expected recommendations from Commerce Commissions report on the grocery market this morning to split up the two big industry players. "What many people don’t ... More >>

Women's Rugby Sidestep Of Alcohol Sponsors To Be Celebrated

Friday, 25 February 2022, 2:59 pm | Health Coalition Aotearoa

Women’s Rugby is leading a culture change for New Zealand by side-stepping alcohol branding in favour of sponsors that send a healthy message. The Blues, Hurricanes and Matatu franchises have committed to refusing alcohol branding sponsorships and ... More >>

Health Experts Back Powerful Cancer Prevention Report

Friday, 4 February 2022, 6:31 am | Health Coalition Aotearoa

Public health experts and providers are putting their collective weight behind the recommendations of the Cancer Prevention Report released by Te Aho o Te Kahu, the Cancer Control Agency. Health Coalition Aotearoa Chair (HCA), Professor Boyd Swinburn, ... More >>

Rising Food Demands Rising Incomes For Food Equity

Friday, 21 January 2022, 4:16 pm | Health Coalition Aotearoa

The highest grocery price rises in a decade reinforces a new report’s call for increased household revenue through government intervention to allow all families fair access to healthy food. The How healthy are Aotearoa New Zealand’s food environments ... More >>

Health Experts Welcome Game-changing Plan To Stamp Out Tobacco Harm

Thursday, 9 December 2021, 10:21 am | Health Coalition Aotearoa

Smokefree experts from Health Coalition Aotearoa (HCA) are heartened the Government has listened to the evidence and the calls of hundreds of health, academic and community organisations and individuals, to roll out the Smokefree Action Plan at parliament ... More >>

Giant Letter Of Support Given To Minister Ahead Of Smokefree 2025 Action Plan

Thursday, 18 November 2021, 12:57 pm | Health Coalition Aotearoa

Associate Health Minister Ayesha Verrall received a giant open letter of support from more than 110 health and community organisations and 650 individuals at parliament today in support for her Smokefree 2025 Action Plan . Health Coalition Aotearoa created ... More >>

All DHBs Sign Open Letter In Support Of Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan

Monday, 8 November 2021, 9:16 am | Health Coalition Aotearoa

The health sector has rallied behind the Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan with 100 academic, health sector and community organisations signing an open letter urging the Government to implement the plan in full. Every DHB in the country has now signed ... More >>

Health Coalition Aotearoa Supports DHB Heads - Alcohol Policy Has Failed

Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 3:18 pm | Health Coalition Aotearoa

The DHBs who constitute the front line for much of the harm from alcohol have publicly called for the government to urgently review the "failed" Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. It is the first time the chairs and chief executives of all ... More >>

Fast-food Flood Shows Covid-Washing In Action - Note Contact # Correction

Thursday, 23 September 2021, 2:13 pm | Health Coalition Aotearoa

The ethics of ‘Covid-washing’ advertising tactics which began in 2020 are being called into question by new research and Health Coalition Aotearoa Board Chair Professor Boyd Swinburn. A study by the University of Auckland's School of Population Health, ... More >>

Fast-food Flood Shows Covid-Washing In Action

Thursday, 23 September 2021, 1:35 pm | Health Coalition Aotearoa

The ethics of ‘Covid-washing’ advertising tactics which began in 2020 are being called into question by new research and Health Coalition Aotearoa Board Chair Professor Boyd Swinburn. A study by the University of Auckland's School of Population Health, ... More >>

Big Spend On Vaccines, But Preventable Illness Short-changed

Thursday, 20 May 2021, 5:09 pm | Health Coalition Aotearoa

A massive gap in public health service purchasing, at just 2.1 percent of the health budget, shows other core public health investment has been dwarfed by the needed $1.4 billion Covid-19 vaccination rollout. The chair of the Public Health Infrastructure ... More >>

Media Release: Voluntary Code Will Not Protect Us From Harmful Alcohol Marketing.

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 1:15 pm | Health Coalition Aotearoa

Oversight of the marketing of alcohol, an addictive drug linked to 800 deaths per year in New Zealand, has been left in the hands of alcohol advertisers and producers by successive Governments. This approach is destined to fail our wellbeing, as seen ... More >>

Too Much Risk Attached To Online Sales Of Spirits And RTDs

Monday, 13 April 2020, 3:12 pm | Health Coalition Aotearoa

Health Coalition Aotearoa believes the government made a mistake allowing online sales of spirits during the lockdown and recommends the decision be reversed. The Health Coalition believes it is unfair to allow increased alcohol availability at ... More >>

A Chance To Clear The Air With New Vaping Rules

Thursday, 19 March 2020, 5:30 pm | Health Coalition Aotearoa

  The Health Coalition Aotearoa welcomes the Government's leadership in outlining vaping regulations and recognising widespread concerns about vape marketing. These regulations recognise vapes could help smokers move to a less harmful source ... More >>

New health group set up

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 9:12 am | Health Coalition Aotearoa

New health group set up to tackle much-needed health prevention measures - launches today at parliament More >>