November
16
Fri

Spotlight on: Julie Beckett

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November
16
Fri

Tairāwhiti council following the community’s lead in becoming smokefree

Tairāwhiti community are demonstrating leadership to their council in creating smokefree spaces. Tairāwhiti council's new draft Smokefree Outdoor Area Policy (SFOA) designates parks, playgrounds, and ‘destination’ beaches (Midway, Waikanae, Kaiti, Wainui and Okitu) as smoke-free.
 

November
16
Fri

Edward Cowley: Pacific Tobacco Control

As we draw closer to Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 it is timely that we include a round up of what’s happening on the Pacific Tobacco Control front.
 

October
30
Tue

Community members prevented from taking action against gambling harm

A TVNZ story this week raised concerns held by Manukau Ward Councillor Alf Filipaina that weak legislation is shutting out local communities from participating in civic processes to address gambling harm. 

October
26
Fri

Great strides made in new council smokefree regulations but greater regulations required

New council policy in Tāmaki Makaurau and Whangarei will see smoking prohibited outside of hundreds of cafes and bars, but more consistent regulations are needed.

October
25
Thu

Spotlight on: Fay Selby- Law

Fay Selby- Law has been a pillar in the smokefree sector in Manawatu for multiple decades, chanelling her energy and comittment to supporting whānau, particularly wahine and māmā, in becoming smokefree. 

October
16
Tue

Misleading headlines cause unnecessary hype over vaping

Recent findings from a vaping study contribute to growing evidence for vaping as a harm reduction tool in smoking cessation.

October
12
Fri

Spotlight on Marilyn McKay

Marilyn McKay is a passionate, dedicated Matanga Auahi Mutunga in the new service, Te Ohu Auahi Mutunga (TOAM). When I spoke to Marilyn, I asked her “as well as your mahi, what matters to you?”, to which she replied “I am a mum to five sons and a grandmother to 18”. Whānau is clearly very important to Mariyln. 

October
4
Thu

Reconnecting with atua Māori this Mental Health Awareness week

Hāpai Te Hauora are working within the natural world, with atua Māori as a way of restoring, reconnecting and fostering wellbeing. 

October
3
Wed

Communities connect with Mātauranga Māori this Mental Health Awareness Week to strengthen wellbeing

Hāpai Te Hauora and the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) have joined forces for Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) to prioritise wellbeing.