Last week Hāpai attended The Leap, New Zealand’s first entrepreneurs festival, established by pro-snowboarder turned entrepreneur Robett Hollis.
Hāpai Te Hauora, the voice for community action on the Minimisation and Prevention of Gambling Harm, are calling for decision makers to ensure money is returned to those communities who are contributing the most to pokie machines revenue. This will ensure communities with higher numbers of pokie machines are better resourced to combat the social issues created by the generating of funding for the nation.
One of the key elements for the next stage is to address the substantial supply of cigarettes across New Zealand in every community. Mrs. Hawke says “we are exploring options by which to disrupt the supply of cigarettes to our families, not just simply licensing or asking for a registration of those who sell cigarettes to children or adults. It is illegal to sell cigarettes to children but this is still occurring so we need to think about how we create environments that will stop these sales.
Communities are calling for change to costs and accessibility of sugary drinks to support their own efforts to address the harmful effects of sugar addiction leading up to World Obesity Day
Hāpai Te Hauora the voice of Tobacco Control warns New Zealanders to be prepared for a probable tobacco industry onslaught of exaggerated illicit tobacco trade claims.
Last year, Stoptober involved a record number of smokers and supporters signing up for the challenge. In particular, many Māori smokers successfully completed the challenge and even remained Smokefree.
Hāpai, the voice of Tobacco Control Advocacy, calls for a review of whether Roll Your Own Tobacco should remain available in New Zealand.
Hāpai Te Hauora, the voice of Tobacco Control in New Zealand are pleased with the investment dump of at least $109 million in controversial tobacco industry and weapons investments following a Herald investigation into responsible investment policies. The Insights series Dirty Secrets of Your KiwiSaver sparked a public outcry and intensified debate after the story broke a few weeks ago.
A major milestone towards achieving New Zealand’s smokefree goal has been achieved in Parliament with the Third Reading of the Smoke-free Environments (Tobacco standardised Packaging) Amendment Bill. This means that standardised (plain) cigarette and tobacco packs will almost certainly hit the shelves during 2017.
For a long time, Otara has been involved in the movement in reducing and minimising gambling related harm and this event will look to strengthen the work that has already been achieved by the community. It will focuses on giving youth a space to be involved in supporting gambling harm awareness.