August
29
Wed

Fighting smoke with smoke

Hāpai Te Hauora calls for tobacco tax to be reinvested into protecting communities, not cigarettes.

August
29
Wed

Spotlight on Tash Wharerau

This week, we learn from Tash Wharerau, who works tirelessly in our communities with hapū māmā.

August
14
Tue

Spotlight on Lealailepule Edward Cowley

Fa'afetai i le avanoa. Malo fetalai po'o le saonoa. Fa'afetai i le alofa o le Atua, ua tatou feiloai i luma le nuu ae le o tua o nuu. Ia ave le viiga i le Atua, O'a paia o Samoa, o le a le o'o i'ai sau leo. Ai nuunuu atu i faleupolu o le latou matafaioe lena, aua faigata Samoa o le ao mamala. Talofa lava and warm Pacific greetings, my name is Lealailepule Edward Cowley

July
31
Tue

Spotlight on Boyd Broughton

Boyd Broughton is a name we have seen regularly over the past few years in tobacco control. Boyd is a Programme Manager for ASH New Zealand and is an active family man.

July
23
Mon

Largest Māori Public Health group left disappointed at confusing advocacy

Hāpai Te Hauora is calling for sensibility and improved focus on smoked tobacco cigarettes given its devastating history and continued harm on Māori health.

July
23
Mon

How can dairy owners support the Smokefree2025 goal for New Zealand

Hāpai Te Hauora's answer to this question is ‘to remove the supply of tobacco from convenience stores nationwide’. This may seem like an unrealistic goal in today’s context but we believe it is achievable. It will simply take some brave decisions by government and our communities.

July
20
Fri

Smokefree future out of reach for Māori

New Zealand's Smokefree 2025 goal is looking increasingly unachievable, as the Ministry of Health's annual Health and Independence Report highlights smoking rates among Māori are decreasing at a far slower rate than projected. 

July
18
Wed

Spotlight on Maria Lafaele, Project Manager, Funding and Planing, Auckland and Waitemata DHBs ...

Maria Lafaele is currently a Project Manager with Funding and Planning, Auckland and Waitemate DHBs. She has been in her role for almost four years. Previously Maria was a Smokefree Practitioner, Pacific Stop Smoking Services, Auckland Regional Public Health, Auckland DHB.

July
2
Mon

Kokiri Marae launches Sudden Unexplained Death in Infancy (SUDI) Prevention Programme

Kokiri Marae Health and Social Services launched their Moe Ora mō ngā pēpi - SUDI Prevention Programme last week.

June
27
Wed

Response from the National SUDI Prevention Service on the safe use of wahakura

Recently we have been referred questions concerning the use and safety of bumper pads in wahakura (flax woven bassinets). Hāpai Te Hauora holds the National Sudden Unexpected Death in Infants (SUDI) Prevention Coordination contract; the best evidence available to Hāpai tells us that wahakura are safest without bumper pads.