August
24
Thu

Māori-led research shows strong leadership for Smokefree outdoor policies

Research conducted by Whakauae Research for Māori Health and Development (Whanganui), and led by Dr Heather Gifford, highlights Māori public health workers and advocates attitudes towards Smokefree

August
2
Wed

Call to regulate synthetic drugs to stop 'head in the sand' approach

Risk of death from synthetic drug use can be significantly reduced if the system gets it right, the head of a Maori public health provider says.

As of August 1 this year, 10 people are believed to have died as a result of using illegal synthetic drugs within the space of one month.

And without a law reform these "tragic" numbers may become worse, Hapai Te Hauora Tapui chief executive Lance Norman said.

August
2
Wed

New Zealand is falling far short of its Smokefree 2025 goal

Smokefree 2025 will be Smokefree 2065 unless urgent government action is taken.

Researchers and experts in tobacco control, led by the University of Otago, Wellington and Hāpai Te Hauora, have come up with bold new measures to achieve the 2025 target for New Zealand to be smokefree.

August
2
Wed

Hāpai Te Hauora launches new National SUDI prevention service

Hāpai Te Hauora has been awarded the Ministry of Health contract to deliver the national SUDI prevention coordination service for the newly designed national SUDI prevention programme.

August
2
Wed

'Urgent action' needed if smokefree NZ goal to be achieved

Our Kaiwhakahaere, Zoe Hawke spoke to Newshub before the #ASAP2025 launch this morning, saying, “Our main concern currently is that Māori and Pacific aren’t going to reach that 2025 goal. Whatever we do, we need to make sure that we’re concentrating on those particular populations, and this Action Plan is key to getting there.”

July
20
Thu

Communities win and lose against the alcohol industry

Community and public health groups working to reduce alcohol-related harm are thrilled that community calls to halt the proliferation of alcohol outlets in Auckland have been heard.

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.