Talanoa -- sharing stories -- is an essential part of the life of Pacific people, and an essential part of our journey to becoming smokefree together.
Hāpai Te Hauora has engaged with communities most affected by smoking and asked the question: What does Smokefree mean to you? Between the 1st of May and the 31st of May - World Smokefree Day - Hāpai received a range of answers from families and workplaces that were willing to make and share short 20-60 second videos about the meaning of Smokefree.
Whakanoa is the process of removing tapu. There are many rituals and processes to remove tapu, usually involving kai or water, and always involving kōrero. Each fortnight we whakanoa with kōrero from community leaders and Hauora Advocates. This week we celebrate World Smokefree Day and check-in with the women tasked with advocating for a Smokefree Aotearoa- Stephanie Erick.
Hāpai Te Hauora congratulates Associate Minister of Health Hon. Jenny Salesa and the people of Aotearoa for promoting the rights of all children to breathe smokefree air.
In a first for a Gull petrol station, Kaukapakapa branch owner, Brett Peachy, has today pledged that tobacco will no longer be sold at his petrol station.
World Smokefree Day (WSFD) is celebrated at the end of May and is a great time to remind New Zealanders that we are still working towards a Smokefree Aotearoa by 2025.