November
21
Wed

Hāpai condemn Phillip Morris in latest cultural misappropriation scandal

Hāpai Te Hauora condemns the latest activity by Phillip Morris International (PMI) to associate with indigenous peoples, by requesting pōwhiri and kapa haka support for a corporate event.

November
20
Tue

Hāpai Te Hauora joins the Health Not Handcuffs Coalition to petition the Prime Minister to invest $150m in drug harm reduction

Today Hāpai Te Hauora supported the launch of a petition urging the Prime Minister to double the investment for drug-related treatment and harm reduction initiatives in Budget 2019. This would see $150 million extra allocated for the under-resourced drug harm reduction sector.

November
16
Fri

Spotlight on: Julie Beckett

My main motivator is providing a tobacco free Aotearoa for our mokopuna and essentially the world, as the moko will travel.  
The connection I have with my moko feels so strong and is unique and special.

November
16
Fri

Tairāwhiti council following the community’s lead in becoming smokefree

Tairāwhiti community are demonstrating leadership to their council in creating smokefree spaces. Tairāwhiti council's new draft Smokefree Outdoor Area Policy (SFOA) designates parks, playgrounds, and ‘destination’ beaches (Midway, Waikanae, Kaiti, Wainui and Okitu) as smoke-free.
 

November
16
Fri

Edward Cowley: Pacific Tobacco Control

As we draw closer to Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 it is timely that we include a round up of what’s happening on the Pacific Tobacco Control front.
 

October
30
Tue

Community members prevented from taking action against gambling harm

A TVNZ story this week raised concerns held by Manukau Ward Councillor Alf Filipaina that weak legislation is shutting out local communities from participating in civic processes to address gambling harm. 

October
26
Fri

Great strides made in new council smokefree regulations but greater regulations required

New council policy in Tāmaki Makaurau and Whangarei will see smoking prohibited outside of hundreds of cafes and bars, but more consistent regulations are needed.

October
25
Thu

Spotlight on: Fay Selby- Law

Fay Selby- Law has been a pillar in the smokefree sector in Manawatu for multiple decades, chanelling her energy and comittment to supporting whānau, particularly wahine and māmā, in becoming smokefree. 

October
16
Tue

Misleading headlines cause unnecessary hype over vaping

Recent findings from a vaping study contribute to growing evidence for vaping as a harm reduction tool in smoking cessation.

October
12
Fri

Spotlight on Marilyn McKay

Marilyn McKay is a passionate, dedicated Matanga Auahi Mutunga in the new service, Te Ohu Auahi Mutunga (TOAM). When I spoke to Marilyn, I asked her “as well as your mahi, what matters to you?”, to which she replied “I am a mum to five sons and a grandmother to 18”. Whānau is clearly very important to Mariyln.