July
6
Thu

Radio NZ: Brighter Future? Nothing to smile about

After years of being neglected, Anthony Thompson's teeth came back to bite him.

July
6
Thu

Fizz Free Whānau - Bringing Policy to Life

In January 2017, Hāpai Te Hauora launched the “Fizz Free Whānau Challenge” to engage whānau in the healthy lifestyles kaupapa by taking an online pledge to go without fizzy drinks, sugar sweetened beverages, or to go totally sugar free throughout the month of January and beyond. 

July
4
Tue

$1m a month spent in deprived communities on pokie machines

A new report has found pokies machines in small venues don’t offer the checks against problem gambling as those in casinos.

June
30
Fri

Hāpai Te Hauora takes Māori Voices to Council doorstep

Today Hāpai Te Hauora delivers the voices from Māori communities on the local board plans in Tāmaki Makaurau to the doorstep of Auckland Council.

June
29
Thu

Advancing the endgame for the tobacco pandemic

Hāpai Te Hauora supports new research on tobacco control published by the University of Otago in the British Medical Journal this month. "This is significant for the tobacco control sector" says Zoe Hawke, General Manager of the National Tobacco Control Advocacy Service for Hāpai Te Hauora.

June
29
Thu

Small pokie venues disappoint in mystery shopper report by DIA

This week the Department of Internal Affairs released the results of the "mystery shopper" audit of pokie venues.

June
27
Tue

Auckland-based Diabetes Study in need of volunteers

The Human Nutrition Unit, a nutrition research clinic affiliated with the University of Auckland, are currently recruiting for a study investigating the effects of skipping breakfast on blood glucose control in people with type 2 diabetes.

June
26
Mon

New smoking cessation trials at the University of Auckland

The University of Auckland National Institute for Health Innovation have started recruitment for two new Auckland-based smoking cessation trials, led by Professor Chris Bullen and Associate Professor Natalie Walker. The University of Auckland are also currently running an e-cigarette trial, for which they seek to enrol participants across NZ.

June
13
Tue

A call to back ‘water only’ schools

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) and Hāpai Te Hauora are calling on Education Minister Nikki Kaye to back ‘water only’ schools. 

June
8
Thu

Hāpai Te Hauora backs plain packaging stance to advance Smokefree 2025

Māori Party Co-Leader Marama Fox and Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner announced today that the Government has confirmed its commitment to standardised packaging of tobacco products, with roll out scheduled from 14 March 2018.