August
2
Tue

Hāpai Support E-Cigarette Announcement by Associate Minister of Health

Hāpai Te Hauora as the National Tobacco Control Advocacy Service have always prioritised listening to what consumers using e-cigarettes to quit smoking are saying, and now they are thrilled that the Associate Minister of Health Peseta Sam Lotu-liga seems to be taking their views into consideration too.

August
1
Mon

ASH and Hāpai Te Hauora question Auckland Councils investment in soft drink, alcohol and tobacco companies

Action and Smoking on Health (ASH) and Hāpai Te Hauora (Hāpai) as the National Tobacco Control Advocacy are disappointed with the news that Auckland City Council has investments in soft drink, alcohol and tobacco companies. Both organisations say, It’s a lesson to be learnt by anyone who is advocating for the health of New Zealanders to “make sure your own organisation's backyard is clean first”.

July
28
Thu

Cancer Society and Hāpai te Hauora hosted Kylie Lindorff at a seminar on standardised tobacco packaging.

This seminar was around the effectiveness of plain packaging, sharing learnings from Australia’s experience and pointed out various ways to improve the proposed NZ legislation.

July
27
Wed

Minister welcomes Auckland Council’s support of the local Healthy Families NZ initiative

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today welcomed Auckland Council’s commitment to the local Healthy Families NZ initiative by removing sugar sweetened beverages from vending machines at their leisure sites.

July
22
Fri

Home Grown tobacco claims about protecting profits

Home Grown tobacco claims made by Industry are all about protecting profits.
It is common practice for the Tobacco Industry to play on fears about illicit trade as they have done recently here in New Zealand with home grown tobacco.

July
20
Wed

New Zealand ready to move on standardised tobacco packaging

The New Zealand government’s consultation on the draft standardised tobacco product packaging will close at the end of July.

July
11
Mon

An article by Simon Chapman: Has New Zealand lost its way on tobacco control?

An article that many of us in Tobacco Control in New Zealand are reflecting on.

July
1
Fri

Hāpai Te Hauora and National Tobacco Control Advocacy

This year marks 20 years of service delivery for Hāpai Te Hauora (Hāpai) a Māori public health provider who has led both national and regional work to increase health outcomes across all population groups, with a particular focus on reducing inequalities. This year also marks the Ministry of Health’s announcement that Hāpai will be the holder of the new National Tobacco Control Advocacy Service.

June
6
Mon

Māori organisations leading the charge on health

Radio New Zealand (02/06/2016) – Hāpai and Whānau Whānui Hui A Tau Interview (Hone Ngata for Raukura and Antony Thomson for Ngāti Whātua)

May
30
Mon

Zoe Martin-Hawke on Tobacco Tax Increases and the effects for Māori

NewsHub (30/05/2016): An Auckland tobacco researcher says cigarette tax discriminates against Maori, who have the highest rates of smoking. It comes after the Government decided to continue increasing the tax on tobacco by 10 percent for the next four years.