February
13
Wed

Spotlight on: Te Mania Kapa

Te Mania Kapa currently works as a quit coach at Te Kaha o Te Rangatahi and is passionate about enabling rangatahi to lead smokefree, healthy lives.

February
10
Sun

Tamariki at the centre of new Smokefree Cars bill

In a long awaited announcement today, Associate Health Minister, Jenny Salesa, stated that a new law would be passed to ban smoking in cars carrying children.

February
4
Mon

Phase out the Fizz in 2019

Hāpai Te Hauora calls for a universal ban on the sale of non-water beverages in New Zealand schools.

February
4
Mon

"We have the evidence, stop creating more barriers": New study shows vaping twice as effective as nicotine replacement therapy

A new study on vaping supports community voices in showing that vaping is more effective than nicotine replacement therapy (NRT).

January
31
Thu

Tobacco control advocates' suspicions confirmed as NZ Taxpayers’ Union caught accepting tobacco funding

Tobacco control advocates' suspicions have been confirmed as a recent investigation has revealed that the NZ Taxpayers’ Union accepted funding from British American Tobacco (BAT).

January
17
Thu

Spotlight on: Walter "The Wiz" Walsh

Walter "The Wiz" Walsh is from Ngāti Porou and Te Aitanga a Māhaki and will be awarded a Queen's Service Medal for services to community and broadcasting.

January
14
Mon

Radio NZ - 'A tobacco-free Māori nation is important'

Tobacco is four times more available in low-income communities compared to affluent ones, says a Māori health organisation.

January
10
Thu

Waka Ama NZ recognised for leadership role in promoting Māori health

Hāpai Te Hauora congratulates the Ngā Kaihoe o Aotearoa (Waka Ama New Zealand) for its commitment to Māori wellbeing during the national championship festival. 

January
9
Wed

Why we need a reality check on dairy robberies

After an increase in excise tax on tobacco on January 1st, communities and smokefree advocates are calling for greater protection of those most affected by thefts from dairies.

January
1
Tue

One News - 'Cigarette packs hit nearly $40 each as NZ rings in new year with new tax hike'

Smokers will be hit even harder in the pockets in 2019, with a 10 per cent excise tax being introduced as of today.