Survey highlights the need for pokie venues to up their host responsibility game.

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.

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.

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."

One News - 'It's hitting them young' - too much screen time risks exposing children to harmful advertising, expert warns

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.