Waikuku Beach General Store is paving the way in becoming the first dairy in the South Island to go smoke-free. Store owner, Cathy Farrell, explained that staff, customer and community safety compelled her to remove tobacco products from their shelves.
This week, Natalie Walker shares her whakaaro with us. Natalie is a clinical trialist, epidemiologist, and Associate Director of the Centre for Addiction Research, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Auckland University.
Honouring Te Reo Māori could save lives: A Māori Language Week collaboration between Hāpai Te Hauora and the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand
Today is World Suicide Prevention Day and it is also the beginning of Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori: Māori Language Week. To mark this day, Hāpai Te Hauora and the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) have joined together to raise awareness about the positive influence of te reo Māori on mental health and wellbeing.
Gambling Harm Awareness Week (GHAW) kicks off today, providing an opportunity for increased awareness of problem gambling in Aotearoa New Zealand.
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
Hāpai Te Hauora is calling for sensibility and improved focus on smoked tobacco cigarettes given its devastating history and continued harm on Māori health.
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.