January
1
Tue

Vaping the way to beat tobacco tax increases and kick smoking

Wāhine Māori across Aotearoa are paving the way by encouraging other wāhine to switch to vaping following the annual tobacco excise tax increase on January 1st.

December
31
Mon

NZ Herald - 'Kiwi smokers urged to make New Year's switch to vaping for health and to avoid tax hike'

Smokers are being encouraged to switch to vaping when the Government's grip on their wallets tightens with a tobacco tax hike tomorrow.

December
21
Fri

“I want to quit cigarettes for my pregnancy, does that mean I can vape?”: Myth busting the effects of vaping

The government believe vaping products “have the potential to make a contribution to the Smokefree 2025 goal and could disrupt the significant inequities that are present.” 

December
21
Fri

South Auckland communities ripped off twice by pokies scam

This week the Department of Internal Affairs achieved a successful prosecution of four men and an incorporated society for misusing the proceeds from pokie machines. They will be sentenced in the new year.

December
18
Tue

Spotlight on: Tasha Hohaia

Tasha Hohaia is of Ngāpuhi descent, a dynamic leader who set out to be a lawyer and was admitted to the bar in 2013.  In 2017 she stood in the NZ General Elections as a Māori Party Candidate for Manurewa. This year she attended the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York, compelling her to look at systemic shifts and changes needed in NZ.

December
13
Thu

Smoking prevention groups say vaping is still a safer alternative and a good way to kick the habit.

Mihi Blair, General Manager of the National Tobacco Control Advocacy Service speaks to Breakfast, "Vaping is still a safer alternative and a good way to kick the habit, despite one respiratory expe

December
13
Thu

Hāpai Te Hauora applauds ‘significant step’ towards reducing drug-related harm by Government

This morning Health Minister Dr David Clark and Police Minister Stuart Nash announced a range of measures to tackle the synthetics crisis which has seen appalling harm across our communities, with a particularly serious impact on Māori.

December
12
Wed

Hāpai Te Hauora praises report into family violence for acknowledging historic trauma

"How do we stop getting in the way of Māori and Pasifica flourishing, and reverse the trauma of colonisation and disadvantage?" This sentence is drawn from a new report into family violence in New Zealand. The report is the third in a series examining the factors leading to New Zealand’s high incarceration rates.

December
12
Wed

Māori public health advocates say Advertising Standards Authority lacks cultural awareness

The Advertising Standards Authority recently decided not to uphold a complaint from public health collective Healthy Auckland Together (HAT) about advertising junk food to children. The complaint was targeted at a YouTube advertisement for Kinder Surprise.

December
6
Thu

Spotlight on: Carel Smith

This week, we introduce an amazing wāhine, Carel Smith. Many of you have already or will soon meet Carel in Hāpai’s supply reduction haerenga.