July
18
Wed

Spotlight on Maria Lafaele, Project Manager, Funding and Planing, Auckland and Waitemata DHBs ...

Maria Lafaele is currently a Project Manager with Funding and Planning, Auckland and Waitemate DHBs. She has been in her role for almost four years. Previously Maria was a Smokefree Practitioner, Pacific Stop Smoking Services, Auckland Regional Public Health, Auckland DHB.

July
2
Mon

Kokiri Marae launches Sudden Unexplained Death in Infancy (SUDI) Prevention Programme

Kokiri Marae Health and Social Services launched their Moe Ora mō ngā pēpi - SUDI Prevention Programme last week.

June
27
Wed

Response from the National SUDI Prevention Service on the safe use of wahakura

Recently we have been referred questions concerning the use and safety of bumper pads in wahakura (flax woven bassinets). Hāpai Te Hauora holds the National Sudden Unexpected Death in Infants (SUDI) Prevention Coordination contract; the best evidence available to Hāpai tells us that wahakura are safest without bumper pads.

June
26
Tue

Kokiri Marae launches Sudden Unexplained Death in Infancy (SUDI) Prevention Programme

Kokiri Marae Health and Social Services launches their Moe Ora mō ngā pēpi -SUDI Prevention Programme this week, funded by the Hutt Valley District Health Board (DHB). 

June
18
Mon

Obnoxious vapers risk turning public off, health advocates warn

Smokers are kicking their cigarette habit by vaping, but not everyone is happy about their offensive clouds.

June
7
Thu

Hāpai warn of American interference in New Zealand public health

Hāpai is steadfast in its support for harm-reduction technologies such as vaping devices and e-liquid that are currently helping many people who smoke tobacco to stop smoking safely and successfully.

June
6
Wed

Plain package cigarettes now in full effect but critiqued for lack of industry targeting

From today, it is illegal for tobacco companies in New Zealand to sell cigarettes in branded packaging but the implementation has had a mixed response. 

May
28
Mon

Hokianga Hotel puts people before profits

Last week the Rawene Masonic Hotel, situated in Northland, issued a notice on their Facebook page that they would be removing all gaming machines from their venue. The decision came in the wake of an event in which a young girl had left her child in a baby capsule outside while she entered the establishment to play on the gaming machines. 

May
25
Fri

Reflection: From data providers to data designers: Reclaiming Māori knowledge and data sovereignty

Kaimahi from Hāpai te Hauora recently travelled to Wellington to participate in the Māori Data Futures wānanga, coordinated by the Vision Mātauranga team, Data Iwi Leaders group and Te Whare Wānanga o te Ūpoko o te Ika a Māui.

May
23
Wed

Editorial - New Zealand Councils Smokefree Outdoor Policies and Spaces Map

Editorial: We asked Julie Beckett from MidCentral District Health Board (DHB) and Martin Witt of the Cancer Society to give us some background into how the mapping came about and their intended use. Here is what she had to say.