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Governments Smokefree Action Plan Announced - bold moves to end Tobacco Harm in Aotearoa begins now

Hāpai Te Hauora applauds the government and today’s announcement by Associate Minister of Health, Dr. Ayesha Verrall on their proposals for a Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan. The three key goals are to eliminate inequities in smoking rates and smoking related illness; increase the number of children and young people who remain Smokefree; and, increase the number of people who successfully quit smoking.

‘Irresponsible and out of touch’: food delivery giant, UberEats joins growing number of ‘alcohol on demand’ delivery services

In an announcement made this week, from Tuesday 23rd March, Aucklanders will be able to order alcohol on demand using the new feature on the UberEats app, with Christchurch and Wellington to follow in the coming weeks. With alcohol outlet density a major issue, this service makes it even easier for our whānau and communities to access alcohol.

Māori NGOs give their perspective on proposed Health & Disability System changes

Repositioning Health & Disability Non-Government Organisations for the Future (A perspective for Māori NGOs) is a snapshot report by the NGO Council on behalf of the NGO Health and Disability Network. Inspired by the Health and Disability System Review, Waitangi Tribunal Health Claims (Wai 1315 & 2575) and the Tribunal’s Hauora Report, the report provides a Māori perspective of the potential implications of proposed health and disability system reforms on the Māori NGO sector. Maori NGOs say the following are central to improving Māori health: 

New Year Resolutions: Can a Smokefree Aotearoa be one?

There are people across the globe pleased to see the end of 2020. A new year for many will be a refreshing, significant, traditional or symbolic time to kick start a new way of being that better version of yourself. New eating plans, more exercise, being better spouses, spending more quality time with children or grandchildren and quit smoking goals get set around this time of year.