January
31
Thu

Tobacco control advocates' suspicions confirmed as NZ Taxpayers’ Union caught accepting tobacco funding

Tobacco control advocates' suspicions have been confirmed as a recent investigation has revealed that the NZ Taxpayers’ Union accepted funding from British American Tobacco (BAT).

January
17
Thu

Spotlight on: Walter "The Wiz" Walsh

Walter "The Wiz" Walsh is from Ngāti Porou and Te Aitanga a Māhaki and will be awarded a Queen's Service Medal for services to community and broadcasting.

January
14
Mon

Radio NZ - 'A tobacco-free Māori nation is important'

Tobacco is four times more available in low-income communities compared to affluent ones, says a Māori health organisation.

January
10
Thu

Waka Ama NZ recognised for leadership role in promoting Māori health

Hāpai Te Hauora congratulates the Ngā Kaihoe o Aotearoa (Waka Ama New Zealand) for its commitment to Māori wellbeing during the national championship festival. 

January
9
Wed

Why we need a reality check on dairy robberies

After an increase in excise tax on tobacco on January 1st, communities and smokefree advocates are calling for greater protection of those most affected by thefts from dairies.

January
1
Tue

One News - 'Cigarette packs hit nearly $40 each as NZ rings in new year with new tax hike'

Smokers will be hit even harder in the pockets in 2019, with a 10 per cent excise tax being introduced as of today.

January
1
Tue

Vaping the way to beat tobacco tax increases and kick smoking

Wāhine Māori across Aotearoa are paving the way by encouraging other wāhine to switch to vaping following the annual tobacco excise tax increase on January 1st.

December
31
Mon

NZ Herald - 'Kiwi smokers urged to make New Year's switch to vaping for health and to avoid tax hike'

Smokers are being encouraged to switch to vaping when the Government's grip on their wallets tightens with a tobacco tax hike tomorrow.

December
21
Fri

“I want to quit cigarettes for my pregnancy, does that mean I can vape?”: Myth busting the effects of vaping

The government believe vaping products “have the potential to make a contribution to the Smokefree 2025 goal and could disrupt the significant inequities that are present.” 

December
21
Fri

South Auckland communities ripped off twice by pokies scam

This week the Department of Internal Affairs achieved a successful prosecution of four men and an incorporated society for misusing the proceeds from pokie machines. They will be sentenced in the new year.