Regulation of lobbyists must put public health before commercial interests

With RNZ revelations today of harmful industries lobbying policymakers and Ministers via commercial firms, health groups are launching a series of urgent recommendations to regulate lobbying in Aotearoa. Health Coalition Aotearoa (HCA) Board Co-Chair Professor Boyd Swinburn said this was needed to reduce harmful industries’ excessive and shady lobbying access and protect the health of […]

Te Tiriti o Waitangi Responsiveness Framework

  Our Health Coalition Aotearoa Te Tiriti o Waitangi Responsiveness Framework sets out our identity as a membership group for tangata whenua and tangata Tiriti, and how as an organisation we will respond to the articles and principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, based on a tikanga values framework. It was created by a reference […]

Health experts welcome Government’s alcohol reform announcements

Health Coalition Aotearoa congratulates the Government on taking urgent action to allow Councils to pass local alcohol policies responsive to the needs of their local populations. Local Action Policies were introduced in the 2012 alcohol legislation, but lengthy and expensive litigation by alcohol retailers has prevented many local governments from passing these policies.  The Coalition […]

Vacancy: Health Equity Communications Advocate

A 2 year fixed-term role is available now with Health Coalition Aotearoa.  This role shapes conversations about the public health issues that have the most potential to improve New Zealanders’ wellbeing, with the goal of building a fairer society. Core public health areas to work on are reducing alcohol and tobacco harm, improving Aotearoa’s food […]