Hāpai Te Hauora is encouraging whānau to go 'fizz free' this summer by launching #FizzFreeWhānau on New Year's Day 2017. This campaign supports whānau to become more informed about the risks of regular consumption of sugary drinks and to choose other alternatives such as water or milk in place of 'fizz' for the month of January.
New Zealand's first "no sugary drinks" logo has been produced in a bid to highlight the health damage from too much sugar in diets. The logo has been devised by Auckland University marketing lecturer Dr Bodo Lang for health advocacy group FIZZ, of which he is a member.
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
A Ngāti Whātua sports club has banned sugar drinks from its club in the wake of an obesity report that shows more than two thirds of Auckland's adults are obese.