In a recent hui with the Counties Manukau smokefree team, we were struck by their enthusiasm and passion for our kaupapa. With this, we wanted to interview one of their ‘newcomers’, Saini Semisi, for whakawhanaungatanga, and her team mate, Gloria Onelino, who brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience to her role. It’s always really exciting to welcome new colleagues to our smokefree whanau, full of passion and ideas, working alongside those who have the experience and insight.
After an increase in excise tax on tobacco on January 1st, communities and smokefree advocates are calling for greater protection of those most affected by thefts from dairies. There has been a reported rise in dairy robberies over the last few months, purported to be in response to the increase in cigarette prices.
He Kairangahau ahau mō Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau mō NIHI (National Institute for Health Innovation) I roto te wāhī mahi nei tokorua hoki tāua anake (Māori) - Ka aroha kia tātou te hunga Māori. Kia kaha koutou ki te whai ake i ngā mātauranga kia uru ai te katoa ō koutou ki tēnei mahi.
Fa'afetai i le avanoa. Malo fetalai po'o le saonoa. Fa'afetai i le alofa o le Atua, ua tatou feiloai i luma le nuu ae le o tua o nuu. Ia ave le viiga i le Atua, O'a paia o Samoa, o le a le o'o i'ai sau leo. Ai nuunuu atu i faleupolu o le latou matafaioe lena, aua faigata Samoa o le ao mamala. Talofa lava and warm Pacific greetings, my name is Lealailepule Edward Cowley