New results from the latest Health Promotion Agency (HPA) Health and Lifestyles Survey (HLS) report highlight the need for pubs and clubs who offer pokies to up their host responsibility game. Māori public health organisation Hāpai Te Hauora believe the results show that the hospitality sector must do their part to minimise and prevent gambling harm in Aotearoa.
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.
Selah Hart, Chief Executive Officer, Hāpai Te Hauora, says "The true measure of this budget’s commitment to wellbeing depends on the government’s ability to combine fiscal resourcing with meaningful policy and action across all domains of the public sector."
The Advertising Standards Authority have made significant improvements to their Advertising Code following a review released this month.
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.
Hāpai kaimahi David Frost discusses with Billie-Jean Peita the various activities Hāpai hosted during Mental Health Awareness Week and the impact of various harms, such as gambling, on mental health and wellbeing.
Hāpai kaimahi David Frost discusses with Dale Husband the initiatives of Gambling Harm Awareness Week 2018 and the opportunity to work alongside Sky City Casino in raising awareness of the harm and pathways to further support.
Hāpai kaimahi David Frost discusses with Claudette Hauiti the saturation of gambling opportunities in areas of high deprivation and the impacts of that on Māori and Pacific peoples.
Hāpai kaimahi David Frost discusses with Dale Husband the recent release of statistics of how gambling participation falls with expenditure remaining and rates of problem gambling continuing to impact Māori and Pacific people.
Hāpai kaimahi David Frost discusses with Dale Husband the decision of Hokianga Hotel owner’s removal of pokie machines in connection with an incident that involved a patron leaving children in the car while they gambled.
Children that spend too much time engaging with digital screens risk being exposed to harmful advertising, an expert warns.
Wiremu Manaia, a senior lecturer in technology at Manukau Institute of Technology told TVNZ1's Breakfast his biggest concern is "screen time technology addiction" and the impact online advertising has on children.
Examples of harmful advertising are messages about fast food, gambling and tobacco and alcohol.