May
23
Wed

Editorial - New Zealand Councils Smokefree Outdoor Policies and Spaces Map

Editorial: We asked Julie Beckett from MidCentral District Health Board (DHB) and Martin Witt of the Cancer Society to give us some background into how the mapping came about and their intended use. Here is what she had to say.

May
22
Tue

New evidence emerges which supports traditional Māori birthing practices

Hāpai Te Hauora says "ground-breaking" new research on umbilical cord clamping simply reflects traditional Māori birthing practices. 

May
16
Wed

Māori Public Health Budget 2018 Wishlist

Hāpai Te Hauora, the largest Māori public health collective in Aotearoa, outlines key priority areas for Budget 2018 which we believe will have the biggest impact on whānau:

May
14
Mon

Vaping regulation: Risk-proportionate, Responsive, relevant, responsible?

The Ministry of Health are making moves to regulate vapes, e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products. This is supported by Hāpai Te Hauora who hopes that the Ministry do their best to provide effective and sustainable regulation.

May
7
Mon

Spotlight on Cassino Smith

Cassino is a Stop Smoking practitioner from the Waikato region.

May
4
Fri

Pokie profits up despite sinking lid policies

This week the Department of Internal Affairs released the figures on proceeds from pub and club gambling machines in the first quarter of 2018.

April
19
Thu

Hāpai support vaping industry calls for cigarette-to-vape switch to reduce dairy armed robberies

The increasing rate of cash and cigarette related theft has inspired a New Zealand vaping business to offer free product consignment for dairy owners considering replacing their tobacco stocks. It is estimated that more than 1,200 aggravated robberies are committed against dairy businesses each year. 

April
16
Mon

New study finds tobacco industry delayed New Zealand plain packs legislation

A new study has suggested that threats of lawsuits given by the tobacco industry contributed to the stall in New Zealand’s plain packaging legislation by at least three years.

April
10
Tue

Hāpai CEO Lance Norman appeared on Newshub The Nation: A justice special

Our prisons are overflowing and former inmates keep reoffending - so what can be done about it?

March
28
Wed

Spotlight On ... Psychological effects of plain packaging cigarettes

In March, the government introduced plain packaging as part of a comprehensive tobacco control programme.