Hāpai kaimahi Haylee Koroi discusses with Dale Husband the increasing exposure of gambling and alcohol advertising to Māori youth above those of other ethnic backgrounds and the ensuing impacts on health and wellbeing.
Hāpai kaimahi David Frost discusses with Billie-Jean Peita the various activities Hāpai hosted during Mental Health Awareness Week and the impact of various harms, such as gambling, on mental health and wellbeing.
Hāpai kaimahi David Frost discusses with Dale Husband the initiatives of Gambling Harm Awareness Week 2018 and the opportunity to work alongside Sky City Casino in raising awareness of the harm and pathways to further support.
Hāpai kaimahi David Frost discusses with Claudette Hauiti the saturation of gambling opportunities in areas of high deprivation and the impacts of that on Māori and Pacific peoples.
Hāpai kaimahi David Frost discusses with Dale Husband the recent release of statistics of how gambling participation falls with expenditure remaining and rates of problem gambling continuing to impact Māori and Pacific people.
Hāpai kaimahi David Frost discusses with Dale Husband the decision of Hokianga Hotel owner’s removal of pokie machines in connection with an incident that involved a patron leaving children in the car while they gambled.
Children that spend too much time engaging with digital screens risk being exposed to harmful advertising, an expert warns.
Wiremu Manaia, a senior lecturer in technology at Manukau Institute of Technology told TVNZ1's Breakfast his biggest concern is "screen time technology addiction" and the impact online advertising has on children.
Examples of harmful advertising are messages about fast food, gambling and tobacco and alcohol.
We are only now beginning to understand the extent to which children are exposed to harmful advertising including alcohol, tobacco and fast food. Recent studies have shown that children are exposed to alcohol marketing on average 4.5 times a day. For Māori and Pacific Children this number is five and three times higher, respectively, than that of NZ European children. Unsurprisingly, it is through sports that exposure to alcohol advertising remains high and Hāpai Te Hauora has similar concerns around gambling marketing.
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.
A TVNZ story this week raised concerns held by Manukau Ward Councillor Alf Filipaina that weak legislation is shutting out local communities from participating in civic processes to address gambling harm.