A new report has found pokies machines in small venues don’t offer the checks against problem gambling as those in casinos.

Today Hāpai Te Hauora delivers the voices from Māori communities on the local board plans in Tāmaki Makaurau to the doorstep of Auckland Council.

Hāpai Te Hauora supports new research on tobacco control published by the University of Otago in the British Medical Journal this month. "This is significant for the tobacco control sector" says Zoe Hawke, General Manager of the National Tobacco Control Advocacy Service for Hāpai Te Hauora.

This week the Department of Internal Affairs released the results of the "mystery shopper" audit of pokie venues.

The Human Nutrition Unit, a nutrition research clinic affiliated with the University of Auckland, are currently recruiting for a study investigating the effects of skipping breakfast on blood glucose control in people with type 2 diabetes.

The University of Auckland National Institute for Health Innovation have started recruitment for two new Auckland-based smoking cessation trials, led by Professor Chris Bullen and Associate Professor Natalie Walker. The University of Auckland are also currently running an e-cigarette trial, for which they seek to enrol participants across NZ.

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) and Hāpai Te Hauora are calling on Education Minister Nikki Kaye to back ‘water only’ schools. 

Māori Party Co-Leader Marama Fox and Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner announced today that the Government has confirmed its commitment to standardised packaging of tobacco products, with roll out scheduled from 14 March 2018.

Key themes from the day included stronger programme connectivity across the regional provider network, disruptive leadership as a means to raise awareness, and ensuring performance is underpinned by Māori research and evaluation.

Together Hāpai the National Tobacco Control Advocacy service and ASH - Action for Smokefree 2025, are appalled that the tobacco industry is using a front group to complain about tobacco taxes