The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ could be putting the Smokefree 2025 goal at risk through their scare-mongering tactics and attempts to influence the new Government to turn their backs on a sensible, harm reduction approach to smoking cessation. Hāpai Te Hauora has supported the Ministry of Health and previous ministers’ compassionate and progressive stance on e-cigarettes which championed a realistic and pragmatic pathway for people to become smoke free.

Hāpai Te Hauora supports the recommendations from a study into New Zealanders’ attitudes towards banning smoking in cars carrying children. The authors are researchers from the University of Otago and the University of Auckland. 

Maori public health group Hapai Te Hauora wants the new Minister responsible for the Aotearoa Smokefree 2025 target to look for ways to cut the supply of tobacco products.

Hāpai Te Hauora congratulates Te Whare Hukahuka and the graduates of the rangatahi into governance programme Ka Eke Poutama.

Hāpai Te Hauora supports calls from iwi and the Independent Māori Statutory Board urging the Auckland Council to implement the total closure of the Waitākere ranges to prevent the spread of kauri dieback disease. Yesterday councillors at the environment and community committee meeting voted 11 to 7 against the resolution to close the ranges.

Plunket is proud to support the national Safe Sleep initiative for whānau this Safe Sleep Day, 1 December.

The Hāpai National Tobacco Control Advocacy Service facilitates engagement between a wide range of policy makers, decision makers/influencers that may include, parliamentary committees, the Ministry of Health, District Health Boards, NGOs, Primary Health Organisations, corporate stakeholders, media, stop smoking service providers, local councils, Māori and Pacific providers, Iwi, local and national businesses, research and academic institutions, territorial local authorities, crown agencies and communities to progress Smokefree 2025.

Te Rā Mokopuna, National Safe Sleep Day, is celebrated on Friday 1 December. This is the first time the annual event will be supported by the leadership of the new National SUDI Prevention Coordination Service at Hāpai Te Hauora.

Ka tuku mihi a Hāpai Te Hauora ki a Jenny Salesa kua whai tūranga hei minita e hāngai ana ki ngā mahi auahi kore.

‘Oku fiefia heni ‘a Hāpai te Hauora ke talitali lelei ‘a e Minista fo’ou ko Jenny Salesa ‘oku ne tokangaekina e tapu-ifi-tapaka 2025.

Hāpai Te Hauora congratulates and welcomes Jenny Salesa as the new Minister responsible for Smokefree 2025.

The inaugural Tariana Turia Award was awarded to Hone Harawira at the recent successful Oceania Tobacco Control Conference in Hobart. The award recognises significant contributions to reducing the impact of tobacco on indigenous populations within the Oceania region, due to the massive inequity in harm from smoking within these groups.