May
30
Mon

Zoe Martin-Hawke on Tobacco Tax Increases and the effects for Māori

NewsHub (30/05/2016): An Auckland tobacco researcher says cigarette tax discriminates against Maori, who have the highest rates of smoking. It comes after the Government decided to continue increasing the tax on tobacco by 10 percent for the next four years.

May
30
Mon

Willie Jackson discusses the "Tobacco Tax", and "Maori Smoking".

Waatea TV (30/05/2016): Interview with Professor Marewa Glover, Zoe Martin-Hawke, Jonathan, Willie Jackson (Host), Annette King and Dame Tariana Turia by phone.

May
30
Mon

Dairy-owner punished for illegal trading

Scoop.co.nz (30/05/2016) – Continuation of Single Cigarette Community Action group that Hāpai Te Hauora supported in 2015

May
30
Mon

Supporting the hard to reach to quit

Smoking prevalence remains high amongst people using mental health and addictions services, with a prevailing attitude that they are already under enough stress and smoking is a great way to relieve that stress. This attitude was fostered by a past culture where staff and service users smoking together was the norm and cigarettes were seen as a beneficial tool to treatment. It would take a team of brave souls indeed to implement a mass quit smoking challenge within this environment.

May
17
Tue

Papa Nahi presented at University of Auckland Tomaiora Series

Tomaiora (17/05/2016): As seen in The University of Auckland’s Medical and Health Sciences faculty, Māori and Pacific students are not only reaching tertiary levels of study in significant numbers. Many are thriving in their studies, graduating, and moving on to work as successful professionals across Aotearoa New Zealand.

May
3
Tue

Papa Nahi on Media Take talking about Drug Law Reform

Maori TV Media Take (03/05/2016): On Media Take this week, Russell and Toi will be joined by Papa Nahi of Kaiwhakahaere Māori Public Health, Ross Bell of the NZ Drug Foundation and journalists Tony Wall and Michael Morrah.

April
14
Thu

UN to hear drug addictions as health problem not criminal offence

Maori TV (14/04/2016): Papa Nahi – Hāpai Te Hauora, Ross Bell and Tuari Potiki - NZ Drug Foundation and Minister Dunne on their attendance to the United Nations General Assembly Special Session to present on Drug Policy as part of the New Zealand Delegation

April
13
Wed

Ōrākei Volcanoes take steps to curve obesity

A Ngāti Whātua sports club has banned sugar drinks from its club in the wake of an obesity report that shows more than two thirds of Auckland's adults are obese.

March
1
Tue

"Stop arresting people for drugs and start offering help"

Story TV3 (01/03/2016): Lance Norman CEO Hāpai, drug policy expert Sanho Tree, Reverend Hirini Kaa and Ken Kerehoma of Odyssey House on what Māori and other perspectives on drug policy reform are.