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Community Action Drives New Zealand To Smokefree Cars For Tamariki

Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 9:12 am | Health Promotion Agency

After a decade of campaigning, community groups across the motu are celebrating a milestone this month as a law comes into force making it illegal to smoke or vape in cars with children and young people present. The change will benefit the hundreds ... More >>

First Nations Basketball Strengthening Identity

Thursday, 8 October 2020, 7:56 am | Health Promotion Agency

From October 9 – 11 Auckland will host the inaugural First Nations Basketball Tournament. Teams representing Samoa, Niue, Cook Islands, Tonga, Fiji and Aotearoa have entered. The tournament has been organised by Joseph Aiono of Polynesian Basketball. ... More >>

Good And Bad News In Snapshot Of New Zealanders’ Alcohol Use During Lockdown

Tuesday, 21 April 2020, 12:21 pm | Health Promotion Agency

One third of respondents surveyed on their drinking during the Level 4 lockdown say they are drinking less than before the lockdown while almost half say they are drinking at the same levels. However, one in five report drinking more than usual ... More >>

Free access to digital health sites trialled

Tuesday, 30 April 2019, 11:31 am | Health Promotion Agency

New Zealanders will be able to visit some digital health websites for free as part of a three-month trial run by the Ministry of Health, Health Promotion Agency and WellSouth. More >>

Daylight saving is the time to be SunSmart as UV increases

Monday, 26 September 2016, 11:27 am | Health Promotion Agency

Clocks jumping forward also signals that Ultra Violet (UV) radiation is increasing and can be damaging to skin and eyes when outside from September to April. NIWA scientists started measuring UV levels in New Zealand because of concern about ozone depletion. More >>

Daylight saving signals Sun Safety time

Monday, 28 September 2015, 1:18 pm | Health Promotion Agency

“Daylight saving has started which means it’s time to protect our skin and eyes from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation,” says Kath Blair, Manager Skin Cancer Prevention at the Health Promotion Agency (HPA). More >>

Palliative care funds and services must filter to rural area

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 6:10 pm | Health Promotion Agency

“Elective surgery, more bowel cancer screening and additional palliative care funding are the health highlights in today’s Budget and are all commendable initiatives, but we need to ensure that funds and services filter through to rural communities,” ... More >>

Daylight Saving Means Time to Be Sunsmart

Thursday, 25 September 2014, 1:36 pm | Health Promotion Agency

The arrival of daylight saving this weekend signals that ultraviolet (UV) levels are rising rapidly and it’s time for New Zealanders to be SunSmart, says Wayde Beckman, the Health Promotion Agency’s (HPA) SunSmart spokesperson More >>

Family Factor Competition

Thursday, 7 August 2014, 3:40 pm | Health Promotion Agency

In the build up to Gamblefree Day 2014 on 1 September, the Health Promotion Agency’s (HPA) Choice Not Chance team is running their “Family Factor” competition for the first time. More >>

Daylight saving means time to be SunSmart

Tuesday, 24 September 2013, 4:40 pm | Health Promotion Agency

The arrival of daylight saving this weekend signals that ultraviolet (UV) levels are rising rapidly and it’s time for New Zealanders to be SunSmart. More >>

Outlet Density And Alcohol Harm

Wednesday, 7 August 2013, 11:41 am | Health Promotion Agency

New research looking at the impact of liquor outlets on communities across the North Island is now available to assist North Island councils in developing their Local Alcohol Policies (LAPs). More >>

New Tool to Monitor Intoxication

Tuesday, 26 February 2013, 12:18 pm | Health Promotion Agency

New Tool to Monitor Intoxication PRESS RELEASE 26 FEBRUARY 2013 A new tool for regulatory and hospitality bar and door staff to monitor intoxication on licensed premises was rolled out at a Hospitality New Zealand breakfast meeting in Wellington this week. More >>

Time to Focus on Changes to Our Alcohol Laws

Wednesday, 12 December 2012, 10:55 am | Health Promotion Agency

With the third reading of the Alcohol Reform Bill completed, and only requiring the royal assent to become law, the focus will now shift to the implementation of the provisions in the bill, says the Health Promotion Agency (HPA). The HPA is a Crown ... More >>

‘Ease up on the Drink’ to Replace Alcohol Signage at Phoenix

Wednesday, 10 October 2012, 9:41 am | Health Promotion Agency

Fans attending Wellington Phoenix football matches this season will see alcohol moderation messages replacing alcohol signage in the stadium following a sponsorship deal between the club and the Health Promotion Agency (HPA). More >>

Daylight saving heralds start of SunSmart time

Thursday, 27 September 2012, 12:36 pm | Health Promotion Agency

The arrival of daylight saving this weekend signals that ultraviolet (UV) levels are rising rapidly and it’s time for New Zealanders to be SunSmart. Laurianne Reinsborough, the Health Promotion Agency’s SunSmart manager says with the arrival of spring ... More >>

Environmental Design for Licensed Premises

Wednesday, 8 August 2012, 10:13 am | Health Promotion Agency

Guidelines to reduce opportunities for crime and anti social behaviour both in and around licensed premises and enhance the safety of customers and staff as well as the security of the buildings and facilities have just been released. More >>

Chief executive appointed to new Health Promotion Agency

Tuesday, 24 April 2012, 9:28 am | Health Promotion Agency

Clive Nelson has been appointed as the first chief executive of the new Health Promotion Agency. More >>




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