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August
11
Thu

Interview with Jerry and Lorina Papali’I about their Smokefree journey

Owners of ‘Overflow Crossfit’, Jerry and Lorina Papali’i spend their weeknights and Saturday mornings training and coaching members. While sport has always been in their blood, they admit that their health journey looks a lot different now.

August
10
Wed

RadioNZ: Call to improve health inequities for Pasifika and Māori after water fluoridation order

Pasifika and Māori health provider Hāpai Te Hauora is welcoming the Ministry of Health's order to add fluoride to Cambridge's water, but says more needs to be done to address health inequities. Chief executive Selah Hart says any preventative measure that protects whānau from tooth decay is beneficial.

July
20
Wed

Pass the Bill platform launched

Pass the Bill aims to raise awareness of the need for stronger alcohol laws and to support communities and organisations to have their say on the Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Harm Minimisation)

July
19
Tue

'Pass the Bill' campaign calls on MPs to support alcohol law change

New Zealanders are being urged to throw their support behind a new campaign "Pass the Bill" that calls on Members of Parliament (MPs) to vote in support of proposed alcohol law changes that will save lives and reduce harm. The campaign is a partnership between Alcohol Healthwatch and Hāpai te Hauora.

July
12
Tue

Support for alcohol law review shows it's 'long overdue', says Māori health advocate

“For too long now, our Māori and PI (Pacific Island) communities bear the burden of problematic drinking and the subsequent harms.”

July
12
Tue

'Stars are aligning' - Alcohol Minimisation bill leaps out of biscuit tin

The days of alcohol-sponsored sports events could be numbered after Green MP Chlöe Swarbrick's private member's bill was drawn from the ballot today. 

July
11
Mon

Rangi McLean heads to Canada to showcase the Māori model of care to indigenous peoples

Community advocate Rangi McLean is leading a Māori delegation to Canada to present the Māori experiences of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) to the indigenous peoples of that land.

July
7
Thu
June
29
Wed

Hāpai Te Hauora’s National SUDI Prevention Coordination Service reiterates the need for every new māmā to be given wahakura.

The National SUDI Prevention Coordination Service (NSPCS) is dismayed to once again see a Coroner’s ruling that the death of an infant was preventable had the whānau been given a pēpi-pod or wahakura at birth.

June
21
Tue

Taking the right action to Smokefree 2025

National Māori Public Health organisation Hāpai Te Hauora applaud Hon Dr Ayesha Verrall and the team behind the legislative work taken to get the Smokefree Bill introduced today.