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Children at the centre of new Smokefree Cars bill – Hapai Te Hauora

By   /  February 11, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

In a long awaited announcement today, Associate Health Minister, Jenny Salesa, stated that a new law would be passed to ban smoking in cars carrying children. This decision comes as a relief to health advocates who have been lobbying for legislative change for more than four years. In 2010, the Māori Affairs Select Committee asked […]

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Anti-tobacco advocates suspicions confirmed by Taxpayer Union investigation – Hapai Te Hauora

By   /  February 2, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Anti-tobacco advocates suspicions confirmed by Taxpayer Union investigation – Hapai Te Hauora

Tobacco control advocates’ suspicions have been confirmed as a recent investigation has revealed that the NZ Taxpayers’ Union accepted funding from British American Tobacco (BAT). In an investigation into the ties between “free-market think tanks” and the tobacco industry, right-wing lobbying group, the NZ Taxpayers’ Union, was identified as being supported by multinational firm British […]

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Smokefree sector underwhelmed by Ministry of Health’s message on vaping – Hapai Te Hauora

By   /  November 24, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Today the Associate Minister of Health, Jenny Salesa, delivered a much-anticipated response from the government to the introduction of vaping products to New Zealand. Vapes have been a contentious subject in the health sector, sparking debate between those who advocate caution and those who have seen in vaping and related products a much-needed circuit breaker […]

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Pokie profits up despite sinking lid policies – Hapai Te Hauora

By   /  May 7, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Pokie profits up despite sinking lid policies – Hapai Te Hauora

This week the Department of Internal Affairs released the figures on proceeds from pub and club gambling machines in the first quarter of 2018. From January 1 to March 31, $212 million was generated from pokies, a 2.3% increase on the same period in 2017. “This is disappointing news,” says Lance Norman, Chief Executive Officer […]

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Government needs to support communities to Ditch the Fizz – Hapai Te Hauora

By   /  January 18, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Government needs to support communities to Ditch the Fizz – Hapai Te Hauora

A Waikato University study has found that sugary drinks in New Zealand contain proportionally more sugar than their overseas counterparts. Māori Public Health Organisation, Hāpai Te Hauora, says that this highlights the need for the government to step up to protect communities. The average New Zealand drink examined in the study contained 5-6 teaspoons across […]

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