Absolute support for Smokefree generation package

The Smokefree Expert Panel of Health Coalition Aotearoa has proactively released its submission to the Government’s Smokefree 2025 action plan consultation. Expert panel member Andrew Waa says consensus supporting all the Smokefree 2025 proposals was immediate and...

Big spend on vaccines, but preventable illness short-changed.

A massive gap in public health service purchasing, at just 2.1 percent of the health budget, shows other core public health investment has been dwarfed by the needed $1.4 billion Covid-19 vaccination rollout. The chair of the Public Health Infrastructure Expert Panel...

Media release: Dirty PR exposed in Whale Oil defamation trial

Three public health advocates are relieved that their long-standing Whale Oil defamation trial against Cameron Slater, Carrick Graham, Katherine Rich and the Food and Grocery Council has finally concluded and they are pleased that the truth has come out. Shane...

Health groups call for serious action on prevention

Tobacco, alcohol and unhealthy food cause about one-third of the annual loss of healthy life-years, yet less than 0.5 percent of the health budget is spent on preventing this damage. What’s more, virtually none of the policies for alcohol and unhealthy foods...