June
7
Thu

Hāpai warn of American interference in New Zealand public health

Hāpai is steadfast in its support for harm-reduction technologies such as vaping devices and e-liquid that are currently helping many people who smoke tobacco to stop smoking safely and successfully.

June
6
Wed

Plain package cigarettes now in full effect but critiqued for lack of industry targeting

From today, it is illegal for tobacco companies in New Zealand to sell cigarettes in branded packaging but the implementation has had a mixed response. 

May
28
Mon

Hokianga Hotel puts people before profits

Last week the Rawene Masonic Hotel, situated in Northland, issued a notice on their Facebook page that they would be removing all gaming machines from their venue. The decision came in the wake of an event in which a young girl had left her child in a baby capsule outside while she entered the establishment to play on the gaming machines. 

May
25
Fri

Reflection: From data providers to data designers: Reclaiming Māori knowledge and data sovereignty

Kaimahi from Hāpai te Hauora recently travelled to Wellington to participate in the Māori Data Futures wānanga, coordinated by the Vision Mātauranga team, Data Iwi Leaders group and Te Whare Wānanga o te Ūpoko o te Ika a Māui.

May
23
Wed

Editorial - New Zealand Councils Smokefree Outdoor Policies and Spaces Map

Editorial: We asked Julie Beckett from MidCentral District Health Board (DHB) and Martin Witt of the Cancer Society to give us some background into how the mapping came about and their intended use. Here is what she had to say.

May
22
Tue

New evidence emerges which supports traditional Māori birthing practices

Hāpai Te Hauora says "ground-breaking" new research on umbilical cord clamping simply reflects traditional Māori birthing practices. 

May
16
Wed

Māori Public Health Budget 2018 Wishlist

Hāpai Te Hauora, the largest Māori public health collective in Aotearoa, outlines key priority areas for Budget 2018 which we believe will have the biggest impact on whānau:

May
14
Mon

Vaping regulation: Risk-proportionate, Responsive, relevant, responsible?

The Ministry of Health are making moves to regulate vapes, e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products. This is supported by Hāpai Te Hauora who hopes that the Ministry do their best to provide effective and sustainable regulation.

May
7
Mon

Spotlight on Cassino Smith

Cassino is a Stop Smoking practitioner from the Waikato region.

May
4
Fri

Pokie profits up despite sinking lid policies

This week the Department of Internal Affairs released the figures on proceeds from pub and club gambling machines in the first quarter of 2018.