March
8
Thu

Reflection : Whānau Ora, Mokopuna Ora by Momi Tolentino

If I had to pick one word to describe my experience in Palmy, I would choose the word inspiring. I was so grateful to be in a room full of people who are looking after the wellbeing of our past, present, and future generations through their different mahi. The mātauranga shared at this particular conference resonated so well with not only myself, but, I believe, the whole SUDI team that attended. 

March
7
Wed

Māori public health organisation supports Ministry of Health in trial against Philip Morris

This week the Ministry of Health is taking tobacco giant Philip Morris to court. The Ministry of Health has laid charges against the New Zealand subsidiary of the multinational tobacco company relating to the importation and selling of its tobacco sticks known as HEETS.

March
6
Tue

Reflection: The Centre of Addiction Research Symposium by Elizabeth Strickett

Kaimahi from Hapai te Hauora had the opportunity last week to attend the Addiction symposium held at Auckland University. This was an opportunity to provide a forum for addiction researchers from all disciplines to meet and share their work, and discuss issues of common interest to addiction researchers.

February
23
Fri

Reflection: Toi Tangata Hui-A-Tau 2018 by Momi Tolentino

Momi Tolentino is a international indigenous intern from Hawai'i who is currently with Hāpai Te Hauora. She writes a reflection piece of her attendance to the Toi Tangata Hui-A-Tau in Rotorua on the 21st - 23rd February 2018. 

February
21
Wed

ANZEA 2018 - Call for Abstracts

Abstracts are being sought for ANZEA 2018 Conference, you can submit a proposal for a conference presentation, workshop session, or poster. 

February
20
Tue

Government supports smoke security system in response to dairy theft

The government has recently supported new fog cannon technology to deter theft in small stores like dairies.

February
15
Thu

Lotto warned about using cultural appropriation to target gambler

The Lotteries Commission (Lotto) recently released an augmented reality (AR) app to coincide with Chinese New Year. The app links to an instant kiwi 'scratchie' which is purchased at retail outlets.

February
12
Mon

Otago University Conference Snapshot: ENDS & Smokefree 2025

This week, Adrian, Lineti, Felicia and Lizzie from the Tobacco team attended a seminar run by Otago University on ENDS (Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems) and how this relates to our goal for a smoke-free 2025.

February
11
Sun

Māori doctor to present link between childhood diseases of poverty and pokies at international gambling conference

Former New Zealander of the year Dr Lance O’Sullivan will present a key note speech at the International Gambling Conference next week, highlighting the relationship between gambling and the day to day work of a GP in a community affected by diseases of poverty.

February
8
Thu

Research finds emotional attachment to cigarettes to be a barrier in the switch to vaping

A New Zealand study has found that some people still find quitting smoking difficult, even when vaping is offered as a smoking cessation intervention. The Otago University study involved in-depth interviews with 20 vapers who still smoked traditional cigarettes regularly, in addition to vaping.