There are people across the globe pleased to see the end of 2020. A new year for many will be a refreshing, significant, traditional or symbolic time to kick start a new way of being that better version of yourself. New eating plans, more exercise, being better spouses, spending more quality time with children or grandchildren and quit smoking goals get set around this time of year.
Urgent changes are needed following the release of the new Advertising Standards Authority Code for Alcohol Advertising and Promotion, with public health groups arguing it will continue in its failure to protect New Zealand kids and disadvantaged groups from the harmful effects of alcohol marketing.
Hāpai Te Hauora, contract holder for National Tobacco Control Advocacy, congratulates Hon Dr Ayesha Verrall as the recipient of the tobacco control delegation in the allocation of health portfolios announced today.
Hāpai Te Hauora congratulates Professor David Tipene-Leach for being the recipient of the Tahunui-a-Rangi award recognising excellence in invention and creation.
Despite the gap closing slightly through the special vote count, recreational cannabis use continues to remain illegal under the Misuse of Drugs Act.
A new story book for young children that showcases kai hauora (healthy food) and traditional Māori knowledge is being launched by the 5+ A Day Charitable Trust to help celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori this September.
Te Taonga nei te Kūmara (The Gift of Kūmara) will be made available to all Kōhanga Reo in response to the regular requests the 5+ A Day Charitable Trust receives for nutrition resources in Te Reo. The story also includes an English interpretation so the book can be used in mainstream early childhood centres as well.
Hāpai Te Hauora is a non-clinical, non-client facing Public Health Service located in Henderson, West Auckland and delivers policy, advocacy, research and leadership services across Aotearoa.
The Lotto Community Wellbeing Fund was announced this week by Minister of Internal Affairs Tracy Martin, Presiding Member of the Lottery Grants Board. The new $40 million fund is targeted to community and social activities in response to COVID-19.
Hāpai Te Hauora congratulate the Associate Minister for Health Hon. Jenny Salesa on the successful passage of the long-awaited Vaping Bill last night.
The Vaping Bill passed its second reading around 11pm last night moving with urgency under extended hours in the remaining three sitting days before Parliament adjourns for the general election. Only two days earlier Hāpai Te Hauora and a number of Smokefree champions led the call for stronger legislation in the bill to support whānau who want to quit smoking and choose to do that by vaping.