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Smokefree Outdoor Areas Forum videos

On September 23rd, Cancer Society Auckland Northland and Te Ara Hā Ora hosted Melbourne City Councillor Richard Foster and local experts for a Smokefree Outdoor Areas Forum to reflect on Auckland's current Smokefree policy and inform future direction to achieve Auckland’s Smokefree targets.

The day was opened by Rangi McLean, Executive Officer of Hāpai Te Hauora, John Loof, CE of Cancer Society Auckland Northland, Auckland Mayor Len Brown and Auckland Councillor Chris Darby.

The Tax Man

Professor Frank Chaloupka is a Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center on the Economics of Tobacco Control. He recently visited New Zealand to contribute to discussions about tobacco taxation policy.


Smoke Free Environments Forum

On the 23rd of September 2015 Te Ara Hā Ora, in collaboration with the Cancer Society Auckland Northland, hosted a special forum on Smokefree public places.


As expected, the forum was chock full of Hapai te Hauora staff, Cancer society staff and a plethora of tobacco control kaimahi. What was also very pleasing to see was the large number of Auckland city councilors who attended. And of course the head councilor himself, the first father of the super city, Mayor Len Brown.

Around the Motu

In this issue of ‘Around the Motu’ Zoe Martin-Hawke visits two young Smoking Practitioners from Ahuriri in the Hawkes Bay. Te Aroha Hunt and Elizabeth Ghio Stop shares some of their experience.


What are your main role/s of your service?

To support whānau to stop smoking and lead a healthier, happy, active and smokefree lifestyle.


Best piece of advice to a client wanting to quit?

The Hapai Hour

Boyd Paratene
Rebecca Ruwhiu-Collins

We have had some wonderful guests on the Hapai Hour over the last month. Hosted by Rangi McLean and Carnation Hetaraka they recently spoke to Boyd Broughton (Ngā Puhi/ Ngāti Porou)  about his organisation ASH and their flagship programme Stoptober. As most of you will know Stoptober is a mass quitting programme where participants will try their very best not to smoke over the month of October and according to many experts, if you can survive those 31 days being smoke free, you are 5 times more likely to stay smoke free if you wish to continue that journey.

My Name is Dave


The views of a E-cig consumer

Te Ara Hā Ora Kaiwhakahaere

E te iwi, tēnā koutou katoa

As we enter into spring the whakatauki "Ka tangi te pipiwharauroa, ko ngā karere a Mahuru", comes to mind. The messenger of spring the shinning cuckoo has flown from Hawaiki to inform us there is work to do and preparation to be done. It’s a wakeup call for all of us to not lose focus on what’s really important. To put aside distractions and focus on our core aspirational goal. Kia tū hei iwi tūpeka-kore tātou.

Smoke Free Environments Forum

As mentioned in our last issue, collaboration is a wonderful principle. With this principle in mind, the Cancer Society Auckland Northland and Te Ara Hā Ora are pleased to announce a special forum on Smokefree public places and Local Government, 1-4pm on 23rd September being held at the Aotea Centre.

Quitting & Winning

Whoever said 'Winners never quit and quitters never win" had obviously never spoken to a current smoker or ex-smoker. Quitting smoking is such a winning thing to do. Its win win for health, for the bank balance and for the whānau. Perhaps the only loser in this scenario is the tobacco industry themselves, however, feeling sorry for them is like feeling sorry for the local meth dealer. No need for tears!

Aukati Kaipaipa Website Launch

Te Ara Hā Ora would like to acknowledge the development and launch of the new Aukati Kaipaipa (AKP) website.  Following an extensive 6 month long consultation process led by Te Ara Hā Ora involving numerous meetings with AKP Kaitautoko throughout the country, a general concept was formed regarding the look, feel and the functionality of the website.

Te Waka Tupeka Kore

Just like any national strategy, there is the tendency to focus on the predominant group at the time ‘the majority’. It makes sense really. However the weakness of this approach is the strategy tends to miss the people on the margins, ‘the minority’. So for any given health strategy, when you focus on the majority, what invariably happens is that the majority group receive significant benefits, while the minority only receives marginal gains.

Single Cigarette Sales - Not on our Watch

“Stopping our future generations from becoming a generation of smokers” is what motivates Anya Tamihana – Simich, Tayla Jones and Charlotte Mihaere . “It’s very disappointing to know that throughout Auckland and probably New Zealand, young people have access to single cigarettes" says Anya.


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