December
6
Thu

Spotlight on: Carel Smith

This week, we introduce an amazing wāhine, Carel Smith. Many of you have already or will soon meet Carel in Hāpai’s supply reduction haerenga.

December
3
Mon

Open letter to PM calls for addiction treatment funding boost

Gaps in access to addiction treatment have prompted 30 organisations to issue an open letter to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. The letter calls for a boost to funding, and introduction of a health-referral model to replace criminal sanctions for people who use drugs.

November
27
Tue

Māngere community weaving the way forward: Tamariki to plant harakeke for Safe Sleep day

Weaving experts, community leaders and Hāpai te Hauora are coming together with students from Māngere Bridge school to plant a pā harakeke (plantation of harakeke) during Safe Sleep Week.

November
23
Fri

Smokefree sector underwhelmed by Associate Minister of Health's message on vaping

Today the Associate Minister of Health, Jenny Salesa, delivered a much-anticipated response from the government to the introduction of vaping products to New Zealand.

November
22
Thu

Spotlight on: Brenda Chilvers

My motivation for this mahi comes from the people I support and the people I have worked with who share the same passion and dedication. After a 20-year investment, I remain committed to a Smokefree Aotearoa.

November
22
Thu

Build on wāhine resilience and watch the smoking statistics change

A new Ministry of Health report was released today which identified insights generated from initiatives which empowered young Māori women to become smoke free, including building trusting relationships, dismantling complex life contexts and building financial capability

November
21
Wed

Hāpai condemn Phillip Morris in latest cultural misappropriation scandal

Hāpai Te Hauora condemns the latest activity by Phillip Morris International (PMI) to associate with indigenous peoples, by requesting pōwhiri and kapa haka support for a corporate event.

November
20
Tue

Hāpai Te Hauora joins the Health Not Handcuffs Coalition to petition the Prime Minister to invest $150m in drug harm reduction

Today Hāpai Te Hauora supported the launch of a petition urging the Prime Minister to double the investment for drug-related treatment and harm reduction initiatives in Budget 2019. This would see $150 million extra allocated for the under-resourced drug harm reduction sector.

November
16
Fri

Spotlight on: Julie Beckett

My main motivator is providing a tobacco free Aotearoa for our mokopuna and essentially the world, as the moko will travel.  
The connection I have with my moko feels so strong and is unique and special.

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.