September
19
Wed

Hāpai applauds first tobacco-free dairy in Te Wai Pounamu/South Island

Waikuku Beach General Store is paving the way in becoming the first dairy in the South Island to go smoke-free. Store owner, Cathy Farrell, explained that staff, customer and community safety compelled her to remove tobacco products from their shelves.

September
12
Wed

Spotlight on: Natalie Walker

This week, Natalie Walker shares her whakaaro with us. Natalie is a clinical trialist, epidemiologist, and Associate Director of the Centre for Addiction Research, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Auckland University. 

September
10
Mon

Honouring Te Reo Māori could save lives: A Māori Language Week collaboration between Hāpai Te Hauora and the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day and it is also the beginning of Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori: Māori Language Week. To mark this day, Hāpai Te Hauora and the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) have joined together to raise awareness about the positive influence of te reo Māori on mental health and wellbeing.

September
4
Tue

Gambling Harm Minimisation workforce raise awareness during Gambling Harm Awareness Week 2018

Gambling Harm Awareness Week (GHAW) kicks off today, providing an opportunity for increased awareness of problem gambling in Aotearoa New Zealand.

August
29
Wed

Fighting smoke with smoke

Hāpai Te Hauora calls for tobacco tax to be reinvested into protecting communities, not cigarettes.

August
29
Wed

Spotlight on Tash Wharerau

This week, we learn from Tash Wharerau, who works tirelessly in our communities with hapū māmā.

August
14
Tue

Spotlight on Lealailepule Edward Cowley

Fa'afetai i le avanoa. Malo fetalai po'o le saonoa. Fa'afetai i le alofa o le Atua, ua tatou feiloai i luma le nuu ae le o tua o nuu. Ia ave le viiga i le Atua, O'a paia o Samoa, o le a le o'o i'ai sau leo. Ai nuunuu atu i faleupolu o le latou matafaioe lena, aua faigata Samoa o le ao mamala. Talofa lava and warm Pacific greetings, my name is Lealailepule Edward Cowley

July
31
Tue

Spotlight on Boyd Broughton

Boyd Broughton is a name we have seen regularly over the past few years in tobacco control. Boyd is a Programme Manager for ASH New Zealand and is an active family man.

July
23
Mon

Largest Māori Public Health group left disappointed at confusing advocacy

Hāpai Te Hauora is calling for sensibility and improved focus on smoked tobacco cigarettes given its devastating history and continued harm on Māori health.

July
23
Mon

How can dairy owners support the Smokefree2025 goal for New Zealand

Hāpai Te Hauora's answer to this question is ‘to remove the supply of tobacco from convenience stores nationwide’. This may seem like an unrealistic goal in today’s context but we believe it is achievable. It will simply take some brave decisions by government and our communities.