June
28
Fri

Is the new government strategy enough to address gambling harm in NZ?

Hāpai te Hauora congratulates Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa and her colleagues on today’s launch of the 3-year strategy to reduce gambling harm and their decision to increase the proportio

June
28
Fri

Appointing Henare to associate health role: A "strategic decision" for Smokefree 2025

Hāpai te Hauora believes appointing Minister Peeni Henare, to Associate Minister of Health was a strategic move which has the potential to accelerate progress towards smokefree 2025.

June
26
Wed

Hāpai/ Otago University partnership secures over $3 mil for tobacco control research

As New Zealand’s Smokefree 2025 deadline draws closer, the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) has just awarded $4.95 million in funding for the Whakahā o Te Pā Harakeke programme.

June
19
Wed

The National SUDI Prevention Online Training is now live!

The link provides seven training modules and takes approximately 45-60 minutes to complete. Please feel free to share the link with your colleagues.

June
19
Wed

Spotlight on: Selah Hart

This week we introduce Selah Hart, our new Chief Executive Officer.

June
12
Wed

Hāpai Te Hauora raise concerns after racing legislation rushed through Parliament

The New Zealand Wellbeing Budget was released only two weeks ago, representing a global anomaly in its attempts to prioritise the wellbeing of people in line with economic growth.

June
11
Tue

Hāpai Te Hauora cautions the health sector about silencing Māori voices in the fight to reduce tobacco harm

Hāpai te Hauora supports wairehu as a tool to stop smoking. Hāpai National Manager for Tobacco Control, Mihi Blair, was a member of the “Vaping Facts” website advisory board and says  “Those who quit cigarettes have diverse experiences and needs. We need to be supporting whānau by providing access to the most effective options available”.
 

June
9
Sun

Ministry of Health ramps up vaping support by launching "Vaping Facts" website

Associate Minister Jenny Salesa today announced that the New Zealand-specific "Vaping Facts" website is now live. Wairehu or vaping products are being touted as one avenue to helping Aotearoa reach its ambitious target of being smokefree by 2025. The intention of the site is to offer key facts about wairehu, information on wairehu versus smoking and contextualise wairehu as a tool to quit smoking.

May
31
Fri

Kaukapakapa petrol station signs smokefree pledge

In a first for a Gull petrol station, Kaukapakapa branch owner, Brett Peachy, has today pledged that tobacco will no longer be sold at his petrol station.

May
27
Mon

Hāpai Te Hauora applauds Government for psychoactive substance legislation stance

This week the Government put their values into action by voting against the third reading of the "Psychoactive Substances (Increasing Penalty for Supply and Distribution) Amendment Bill".