January
16
Thu

Spotlight: Farewell Mihi

It’s been a rewarding, challenging 20 months for Mihi Blair. As she steps down as GM of Tobacco Control Advocacy at Hāpai she tells us how the support of wāhine Māori, the voices of her tamariki and watching her beloved dad die from lung disease gave her strength and determination in her work.

January
6
Mon

Cutting tobacco supply a key strategy needed to reach a Smokefree Aotearoa by 2025

With news of the latest tobacco tax increase, dairy owners are calling for extra help to protect them from robberies.

December
31
Tue

Wide-ranging public health strategies and leadership needed to get all New Zealanders to a Smokefree2025

Tobacco prices are set to go up by just over 11 per cent on January 1, in the last of a series of annual tax-based price rises announced in the 2016 budget.

December
17
Tue

Māori leaders tackle blind spot in government’s approach to alcohol harm

This week a collective of mana whenua, Māori health providers, advocates and community take their concerns about alcohol harm inequities to a symposium held at Middlemore Hospital.

December
16
Mon

From guilty smoker to quit guru - Spotlight on: Mike Pocklington

As Team Leader Leader at ProCare, MIKE POCKLINGTON mentors stop-smoking practitioners. He tells us how quitting his habit, years in education and a Māori world-view have shaped his work.

December
13
Fri

Hāpai Knowledge Sharing series

In 2020, we are launching a monthly ‘knowledge sharing’ series for those working in relevant but related spaces to public health to share their knowledge and research.

November
26
Tue

Open letter to Minister Salesa

We are concerned at delays to the introduction to the House of the Smokefree Environments Amendment (Vaping) Bill. This delay is not in the best interests of children or smokers who want to stop

November
21
Thu

Media Release: Whakapapa narratives are a key component to address tobacco related harm

Today Hāpai Te Hauora’s Māori Public Health Team launches "Tobacco is Not Our whakapapa" a series of video clips which seeks to re-center whakapapa in the narrative of tobacco harm minimisation.

November
20
Wed

Media Release: Crown must honour Te Tiriti with cannabis law reform

Today leading Māori health and public health organisations called on the Crown to meet its obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi as it drafts legislation for the regulation of cannabis.

November
18
Mon

Spotlight on: Sue Taylor

This month, we highlight Sue Taylor, the recipient of the Dame Tariana Turia award which she received at the Oceania Tobacco Control conference in Sydney, Australia. Sue was nominated for her decades of tireless work championing the health and wellbeing of whānau, hapū, iwi- particularly drawing attention to the equitable improvement of Māori and tikanga within the tobacco control sector