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Health Sponsorship Council Supports League 4 Life Programmes

Monday, 21 February 2011, 10:44 am | Health Sponsorship Council

Auckland, New Zealand February 21, 2011 - The Health Sponsorship Council has teamed up with New Zealand Rugby League to lend its support to the League 4 Life Healthy Breakfast Eaters programme. More >>

NZ a special case when it comes to being SunSmart

Thursday, 7 January 2010, 4:51 pm | Health Sponsorship Council

Our summer may have gotten off to a spluttery start, but as we head into January, long hot days will become more of a certainty. The automatic response of many New Zealanders will be to take off most of their clothes and head outside to work on ... More >>

Double your chance of quitting smoking

Sunday, 17 May 2009, 2:10 pm | Health Sponsorship Council

A leading quit smoking expert is encouraging smokers to maximise their chances of quitting by using nicotine patches, gum and lozenges available, very cheaply, in New Zealand. Nicotine replacement therapy works by replacing some of the nicotine ... More >>

Face the Facts highlights tragedy of tobacco death

Monday, 6 April 2009, 9:43 am | Health Sponsorship Council

Oncologist David Hamilton says it’s a tragedy that 5000 New Zealanders die each year because of tobacco use. Speaking in support of the new smokefree education approach Face the Facts, Dr Hamilton says people have difficulty comprehending such a large ... More >>

Ozone Hole Smaller But UV Radiation On The Rise

Friday, 4 January 2008, 5:52 am | Health Sponsorship Council

"A combination of the sun being at its highest in the sky and the break-up of the ozone hole over the Antarctic, makes this the worst time for ultra violet radiation. And it's also the period when we tend to spend more time than usual outdoors." More >>

Protect Children From Sun, Or They Risk Melanoma

Wednesday, 26 December 2007, 12:06 am | Health Sponsorship Council

On the cusp of the sunniest period of the year, an uncompromising sun safety campaign is being launched. The campaign warns parents to protect their children from sunburn now – or put them at risk of deadly skin cancer later in life. More >>

Commerce Commission Findings a warning to all

Thursday, 20 December 2007, 4:03 pm | Health Sponsorship Council

The Health Sponsorship Council (HSC) says the findings of the Commerce Commission that a number of sunscreen products do not measure up to manufacturers' claims are a timely warning for everyone about effective sun protection. More >>

Healthy Eating On The Menu For Children's Day!

Monday, 10 December 2007, 3:15 pm | Health Sponsorship Council

Thousands of kids around New Zealand will have a new item on their Children's Day activity menu in 2008: healthy eating. More >>

Move to Milk Great News for Kids

Thursday, 2 August 2007, 12:13 am | Health Sponsorship Council

The news that milk will be on sale instead of carbonated drinks at G9 matches is getting the big "thumbs up" from health promoters. Anchor and the G9 first division rugby unions have agreed to replace carbonated drinks with milk drinks at 2007 Air ... More >>

Parents’ Role Key to Getting Kids Eating Healthily

Monday, 28 May 2007, 11:01 am | Health Sponsorship Council

A new healthy eating programme offers parents a helping hand in ensuring their kids are getting healthy diets. Feeding our Futures was launched today by the Minister of Health, Hon. Pete Hodgson, at the Agencies for Nutrition Action conference in ... More >>

Mayors Get On Their Bikes

Wednesday, 8 March 2006, 2:17 pm | Health Sponsorship Council

The first ever national Mayoral Challenge has been a huge success, with 18 mayors around the country leading over 7000 cyclists. More >>

Mayors To Get On Their Bikes

Friday, 10 February 2006, 5:31 pm | Health Sponsorship Council

Mayors around the country are bringing the black lycra shorts out of retirement as they prepare to take part in the first Mayoral Cycle Challenge. More >>

Petrol Prices Linked To Strong Interest In Cycling

Thursday, 2 February 2006, 1:23 pm | Health Sponsorship Council

New Zealanders seem to be turning to pedal power in the wake of high petrol prices. Figures show that imports of cycles continue to increase, and cycle events are also growing in popularity. More >>

Why Do We Make It Click?

Thursday, 10 March 2005, 9:30 am | Health Sponsorship Council

Not many years ago, Kiwis laughed at the thought of putting on a seat belt. They lit up a smoke where and when they felt like it and thought nothing of scoffing a couple of bottles of wine before getting in the car and driving home. More >>

Smokefree Website Launched for Schools

Wednesday, 6 October 2004, 10:29 am | Health Sponsorship Council

A new Smokefree website has been developed to assist schools and Kura with the changes to the Smoke-free Environments Act 1990. From 1 January 2004, all schools and Kura must be 100 percent Smokefree at all times, grounds and building included, 24 hours, ... More >>

Prime Minister to Open Conference

Monday, 13 September 2004, 9:34 am | Health Sponsorship Council

The Rt Hon Helen Clark will deliver the opening address at the 2004 National Smokefree Conference - 'Tobacco Control - the evidence', in Wellington on 13 September. More >>

Report On The Global Youth Tobacco Survey Data

Monday, 13 September 2004, 9:27 am | Health Sponsorship Council

A report, due to be released at the New Zealand Smoke-free Conference being held in Wellington on 13/14 September, found that young New Zealanders experiment with tobacco at an early age and are often exposed to secondhand smoke at home. More >>

Infants At Risk From Contaminated House Dust

Thursday, 11 March 2004, 10:30 am | Health Sponsorship Council

Infants of smoking parents are at risk of second-hand smoke exposure through contaminated house dust and surfaces, says a new report. More >>

Minister Opens First Social Marketing Conference

Friday, 17 October 2003, 4:32 pm | Health Sponsorship Council

State Services Minister Trevor Mallard opened the first ever New Zealand social marketing conference today (Thursday), challenging those in the profession to "amaze him" with programmes that resulted in real, positive social change. More >>

Social Marketers Encouraged to Work Together

Friday, 17 October 2003, 4:03 pm | Health Sponsorship Council

Government agency co-operation and market segmentation may be the key to avoiding a “bombardment” of social marketing issues on the public. More >>





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