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January
5
Wed

Te Ao: Health survey shows people are smoking less

The decrease in smoking rates is larger than usual according to the latest New Zealand government health survey 2020/2021. Smoking rates have decreased across all ethnic groups, and for Māori adults, it’s down by 6.4%. In 2019/2020 28.7% of Māori adults were smoking, that figure is now sitting at 22.3%.

January
5
Wed

Newshub: Concerns Kiwis losing ability to swim as 27 people dead in water incidents already this summer

There are concerns New Zealanders are losing their ability to swim as the country faces the highest number of drownings in years. 

December
9
Thu

National Māori rōpu, Tupeka Kore, congratulate Minister Verrall on Smokefree 2025 Plan but emphasise need for appropriate resourcing

The National Māori rōpu, Tupeka Kore, congratulate Minister Verrall and the Government’s Smokefree Plan that will have a huge impact on smoking in Aotearoa.

December
2
Thu

Keeping all babies safe while sleeping 'imperative for this years’ Safe Sleep Day'

Te Ra Mokopuna: National Safe Sleep Day Aotearoa is being held on Friday 3rd December 2021 across the motu proudly coordinated by the National SUDI Prevention Coordination Service at Hapai Te Hauora. 

November
26
Fri

Banning smoking in cars will help take tobacco out of daily life

Making it illegal to smoke or vape around children in cars is one more step towards taking tobacco out of daily life, says a leading public health agency.

November
26
Fri

Banning smoking in cars with children to save future Pasifika generations

From Sunday 28 November, it will be illegal to smoke or vape in cars carrying a child or young person under the age of 18. This law was passed last year in May under The Smoke-free Environments (Prohibiting Smoking in Motor Vehicles Carrying Children) Amendment Act 2020.

November
26
Fri

Te Hiku Radio: No Smoking with Children in Your Waka

To limit children’s exposure to second-hand smoke, it will be illegal from 28 November to smoke and vape in a vehicle that has children and young people (under 18 years old) in it - whether the veh

November
19
Fri

Sudden Infant Deaths: Baby dies after neck is caught in sleep tent

A 3-month-old baby with her face buried in a pillow. A 5-week-old lying on his tummy with cannabis in his system.

November
17
Wed

RNZ: Covid-19 - Looking likely NZ will move to traffic light early

It's looking increasingly likely the whole country will move to the Covid-19 traffic light system before every District Health Board has hit 90 percent fully vaccinated.

November
17
Wed

Stuff: DHBs throw weight behind Smokefree 2025 but finalised plan remains unseen

District health boards are backing calls for rapid action on Aotearoa’s smokefree goals saying that otherwise Māori won’t get there for another 40 years.