A bill before Parliament that puts police discretion into law for how to handle drug users could hurt Māori unfairly because of unconscious bias, the Drug Foundation and Māori health advocates say.
On Friday 6th October 2018 we had the pleasure of co-hosting the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Forum in collaboration with Alcohol Healthwatch, this forum featured international and local guest speakers, including Dr Mansfield Mela, Dr Glen Luther and Claire Gyde.
For Mental Health Awareness Week Hāpai te Hauora partnered with Mental Health Foundation to run various workshops across Auckland.
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.
Our prisons are overflowing and former inmates keep reoffending - so what can be done about it?
On our panel to discuss the broken justice system are CEO of Hāpai Te Hauora Lance Norman, former prison inmate Alex Sweeney, Corrections Association Vice President Paul Dennehy and criminal defence lawyer Stephen Bonnar.
The panel tackle issues of race, rehabilitation and punitive justice, with former inmate Alex Swney saying:
"I'm sorry - we can't hide behind these platitudes. I'm sorry - the place is broke."
Hāpai welcomes the announcement and has formally invited the Prime Minister to receive a wahakura for her new baby.
Hāpai Te Hauora a national public health organisation congratulates Rotorua based Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, for reconsidering their student drug testing policy.
Drug testing should not be a barrier for young people considering a career in the trade industry . Although Hāpai understands the need for drug testing for safety reasons, a compassionate approach is recommended , where any positive drug test results are followed up with offers of counselling and other appropriate supports to move students away from possible addiction, and into there chosen career pathway.
Community and public health groups working to reduce alcohol-related harm are thrilled that community calls to halt the proliferation of alcohol outlets in Auckland have been heard.
After years of being neglected, Anthony Thompson's teeth came back to bite him.
The Public Health Association is inviting nominations for this year's Public Health Champion Award