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Time For Single Shot HPV Vaccine Schedule To Prevent Cancer In NZ

Friday, 17 May 2024, 9:46 am | Public Health Communication Centre

Public health experts are, for once, urging the Government to do less, not more! More >>

New Zealand Urged To Boost Pandemic Preparedness As Bird Flu Spreads In US Cattle

Wednesday, 15 May 2024, 10:17 am | Public Health Communication Centre

While the virus has not yet achieved human-to-human transmission, its ability to infect a broader range of animals raises alarms for potential future mutations. More >>

Another Havelock North? Govt Undoing Protections For Drinking Water Safety

Tuesday, 7 May 2024, 8:45 am | Public Health Communication Centre

Public health experts are warning that by dismantling protections for our drinking water, the Government is risking a repeat of the Havelock North campylobacteriosis outbreak that left four dead and thousands ill. More >>

To Avoid A Measles Epidemic, Aotearoa Must Close The ‘Immunity Gap’

Tuesday, 30 April 2024, 6:53 am | Public Health Communication Centre

The number of children in Aotearoa New Zealand who are not immunised against measles is still growing and we are now close to the tipping point that set off measles epidemics in previous years warn public health experts. More >>

Oral Tobacco And Nicotine Products: Do We Want Them In NZ?

Wednesday, 3 April 2024, 8:34 am | Public Health Communication Centre

The Government appears poised to allow the sale of oral tobacco and nicotine products in Aotearoa NZ. However public health researchers warn that the tobacco industry is promoting these addictive products to young people who are vulnerable to nicotine ... More >>

Fast-track Approvals Bill A Threat To Public Health, Warn Researchers

Tuesday, 2 April 2024, 2:48 pm | Public Health Communication Centre

Public health researchers are raising concerns over the implications of the Fast-track Approvals Bill saying it will put Aotearoa New Zealand on the wrong track, circumventing legal protections for the environment and threatening public health. More >>

New Analysis Shows Ka Ora, Ka Ako Healthy School Lunch Programme Exceeds Expectations Amid Threats Of Funding Cuts

Monday, 25 March 2024, 9:45 am | Public Health Communication Centre

While threats of cuts loom over the Ka Ora, Ka Ako Healthy School Lunch Programme, new analysis has been released that shows the programme is meeting and, in some cases, exceeding expectations when measured against stakeholder criteria. In the latest ... More >>

International Studies Highlight Link Between Hunger And Lower Educational Achievement

Thursday, 21 March 2024, 9:10 am | Public Health Communication Centre

There is compelling international evidence linking hunger in schools in Aotearoa New Zealand to lower educational achievement according to public health researchers. In the second Briefing in a three-part series from the Public Health Communication ... More >>

Evidence For Free School Lunches: The Bigger Picture Benefits

Tuesday, 19 March 2024, 11:44 am | Public Health Communication Centre

There’s ample evidence demonstrating free school lunch programmes provide wide benefits across schools, households and communities according to public health researchers. ACT Minister David Seymour wants to reduce the spending on Aotearoa New Zealand’s ... More >>

Money Down The Drain: The High Cost Of Leaking Water Pipes

Tuesday, 12 March 2024, 10:27 am | Public Health Communication Centre

Leaking water pipe across Aotearoa New Zealand could be costing the country upwards of $122 million a year according to public health researchers. In the latest Briefing from the Public Health Communication Centre , University of Otago researchers calculate ... More >>

International Experts Say Abandoning Denicotinised Cigarettes Will Cost Lives

Friday, 23 February 2024, 9:01 am | Public Health Communication Centre

International experts in nicotine addiction and tobacco regulation say abandoning denicotinised cigarettes in the repeal of the smokefree legislation in Aotearoa New Zealand will cost lives. In the latest Briefing from the Public Health Communication ... More >>

Aotearoa NZ Is On The Brink Of A Measles Epidemic: Urgent Action Needed

Friday, 23 February 2024, 8:56 am | Public Health Communication Centre

Aotearoa NZ is on the brink of a measles epidemic because of falling immunisation rates, immunity gaps, and an increasing risk of imported cases according to public health experts. In the latest Briefing from the Public Health Communication Centre, ... More >>

‘Zombie Arguments’ Are Being Used To Justify Repealing Smokefree

Monday, 12 February 2024, 7:36 am | Public Health Communication Centre

‘Zombie arguments’ that Aotearoa New Zealand’s smoke-free measures will boost illicit tobacco trade are false according to public health experts. In the latest Briefing from the Public Health Communication Centre, University of Auckland Professor ... More >>

Call For Transparency From The Government On Tobacco Industry Influence And Connections

Thursday, 1 February 2024, 10:36 am | Public Health Communication Centre

As more questions are raised about the controversial decision to repeal the Smokefree legislation, Public Health experts are calling on coalition Government members to be transparent about any past and current dealings they have had with tobacco companies. ... More >>

Youth Vaping: The Implications Of Addiction

Wednesday, 24 January 2024, 12:47 pm | Public Health Communication Centre

The growth in youth vaping means an increase in nicotine addiction among young people, and the accompanying negative impacts on their wellbeing, warn public health and addiction experts. In the latest Briefing from the Public Health Communication Centre, ... More >>

Government Has A Clear Mandate To Address The Cost Of Healthy Food

Monday, 15 January 2024, 10:29 am | Public Health Communication Centre

New Zealanders want to see policies addressing the cost of healthy food with 84% supporting government action according to research from the University of Otago. The research by the Te Rōpū Rangahau ō Te Kāhui Matepukupuku ( Cancer Society ... More >>

New Zealand Health Survey Findings Reinforce Smokefree Legislation Is Crucial To Reduce Smoking Inequities

Thursday, 14 December 2023, 6:44 pm | Public Health Communication Centre

Newly released New Zealand Health Survey (NZHS) data for 2022/2023 show that smoking prevalence continues to decrease, however very substantial inequities in smoking remain. Māori continue to bear a much heavier burden of harm from smoking than non- ... More >>

Young New Zealanders Favour A Tobacco-free Future – New Research

Wednesday, 6 December 2023, 4:51 pm | Public Health Communication Centre

New research shows young people in New Zealand strongly support smokefree measures suggesting the government’s plan to repeal the smokefree laws flies in the face of public opinion. The research released today, shows young people in Aotearoa aged ... More >>

The Economic Argument For Our World-leading Smokefree Legislation – New Research

Monday, 4 December 2023, 11:31 am | Public Health Communication Centre

Retaining the world leading smokefree legislation would generate considerable growth in income for New Zealanders with a total gain of NZ$46 billion by 2050 according to new modelling just published in an international journal. The study published ... More >>

Why The Smokefree Legislation Must Stay: Laying Out The Evidence

Thursday, 30 November 2023, 12:46 pm | Public Health Communication Centre

Public Health experts have laid out the facts showing the Government’s plan to repeal the world-leading smokefree legislation runs directly contrary to evidence and will ensure smoking continues to cost thousands of lives and millions of health ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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