The Ministry of Health has today released the updated physical activity guidelines for children and young people aged 5 - 17 years in conjunction with Sport New Zealand and the Ministry of Education.
Australia leads by example in gambling harm reduction measures in the 2017 Budget. Hāpai Te Hauora and The Salvation Army urge Communications Minister Simon Bridges to consider similar regulatory interventions here.
University of Auckland are currently conducting a study that explores people's thoughts on the possibility of someday being cared for by others when they are no longer able to care for themselves.
Yesterday Auckland Council decided to exclude investments in tobacco manufacturing from their updated Responsible Investment Policy.
Why is the concept of tobacco taxes and punishing families continually dangled in NZ media? Because that is exactly what the tobacco industry and their associates use to ensure cigarettes are kept affordable and accessible.
Today the Government announced changes which will improve the quality of E-cigarettes available in New Zealand and increase access to these successful smoking cessation products.
Hāpai Te Hauora strongly support MP Marama Fox and the Māori Party calls for subsidising vape devices as an alternative to cancer and ill health causing cigarettes. “We see this (vaping) as a viable treatment option that should be considered to stop tobacco related illness. The fact is that vaping devices like electronic-cigarettes are far less harmful than smoked cigarettes.