April
16
Tue

Drug law change to free up treatment funds

Waatea News: The Drug Foundation wants less money spent on drug enforcement and more on prevention and treatment, especially for Māori.

April
10
Wed

Planting seeds in fertile soil: Building safer environments for tamariki with new gambling advertising standards

The Advertising Standards Authority have made significant improvements to their Advertising Code following a review released this month. 

April
9
Tue

Launch of new SUDI prevention workforce development videos

On the 12th of April, the National Coordination for SUDI Prevention Service from Hāpai Te Hauora are launching SUDI Prevention video resources for those working in the health sector.

April
4
Thu

Youth smoking in New Zealand continues to fall as ASH survey of 30,000 students also shows less than 2% use an e-cigarette or vape daily

Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa released new data showing that daily smoking among students (aged 14-15) has dropped below 2% for the first time.

April
4
Thu

Māori Public Health GM, Janell Dymus-Mareroa features on Te Karere advocating for more to be done to protect our tamariki from the harms of junk food

Our Māori Public Health General Manager, Janell Dymus-Mareroa features on Te Karere today advocating for more to be done to protect our tamariki and mokopuna from the harms of junk food, following calls by the NZDA Healthy Smiles for more regulations of marketing to support better health outcomes for our communities across Aotearoa.

April
3
Wed

New drug law reform coalition calls for better outcomes for Māori

Māori health organisations Te Rau Ora and Hāpai Te Hauora have joined the New Zealand Drug Foundation and four other public health and social justice organisations to set up the Health not Handcuff

March
22
Fri

Spotlight on: Saini Semini and Gloria Onelino

In a recent hui with the Counties Manukau smokefree team, we were struck by their enthusiasm and passion for our kaupapa.

March
14
Thu

World Smokefree Day 2019 marks start of new campaign leadership for Hāpai te Hauora and Cancer Society

World Smokefree Day (WSFD) is celebrated at the end of May and is a great time to remind New Zealanders that we are still working towards a Smokefree Aotearoa by 2025.

March
13
Wed

Hāpai kaimahi Haylee Koroi discusses the increasing exposure of gambling and alcohol advertising to Māori youth

Hāpai kaimahi Haylee Koroi discusses with Dale Husband the increasing exposure of gambling and alcohol advertising to Māori youth above those of other ethnic backgrounds and the ensuing impacts on health and wellbeing.

March
8
Fri

Fizz Free Whānau 2019

For the third year running, the Fizz Free Whānau (FFW) challenge challenges people to phase out fizzy drinks, by not drinking sugary sweetened beverages (SSB) and choosing to drink only wai Māori (still water) for a whole month.