Hāpai CEO Lance Norman appeared on Newshub The Nation: A justice special

Our prisons are overflowing and former inmates keep reoffending - so what can be done about it?

On our panel to discuss the broken justice system are CEO of Hāpai Te Hauora Lance Norman, former prison inmate Alex Sweeney, Corrections Association Vice President Paul Dennehy and criminal defence lawyer Stephen Bonnar.

The panel tackle issues of race, rehabilitation and punitive justice, with former inmate Alex Swney saying:

"I'm sorry - we can't hide behind these platitudes. I'm sorry - the place is broke."

Reconsideration of student drug testing policy welcomed

Hāpai Te Hauora a national public health organisation congratulates Rotorua based Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, for reconsidering their student drug testing policy.

Drug testing should not be a barrier for young people considering a career in the trade industry . Although Hāpai understands the need for drug testing for safety reasons, a compassionate approach is recommended , where any positive drug test results are followed up with offers of counselling and other appropriate supports to move students away from possible addiction, and into there chosen career pathway.

Hāpai congratulates Muriwhenua for promoting hauora Māori at Te Matatini 2017

Kapa haka favourites Muriwhenua will unveil a special new haka at the national kapa haka championships Te Matatini next week."Ko te wharetapu o muriwhenua” Thomas Strickland, Kaihaka of Muriwhenua said "The haka makes a stance against all the bad publicity making us look like the centre of harm in New Zealand. So we want to paint a picture that this is not our house, this is not the house left to us by our tupuna."  

Whānau whanui Abstact Accepted for ANA conference later this year

The focal point for ‘Rapu Ora, Whai Ora’ Kaupapa will be about changing the perceptions of whanau around engagement in physical activity and nutrition. Through this kaupapa we attempted to assist whanau in recognising their historical connection to the environment, especially as a form that has sustained Māori for centuries.