Lavinia Ngatoko

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Historic smoke-free legislation welcomed
Smokefree and public health experts have welcomed the passing of new Smokefree legislation guaranteeing a healthier, smokefree future for the next generation of New Zealanders. The Smokefree Environm…

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Indigenous knowledge crucial for planetary health
With the planet experiencing its largest loss of life since the dinosaur era ended, there’s a growing realization among environmental advocates that the spread of indigenous practices is crucial to pl…

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Report shows more people with disabilities at risk of earlier death
A new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) shows evidence of a higher risk of premature death and illness among many persons with disabilities compared to others in the society.  The Global …

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Drop in smoking welcomed
Results from the 2021/22: New Zealand Health Survey showing that adult daily smoking rates have fallen to a historical low of 8%, down from 9.4% a year ago has been welcomed by smoke-free advocates.  …

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AGM 2022
HPF's milestones highlighted at AGM
This year, like the last, has been just as challenging for HPF but there were many opportunities to contribute to the advancement of health promotion in Aotearoa and at the global level, said HPF’s Bo…

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Webishop free for HPF members
HPF is inviting our valued members to join us for a free webishop on Tues, Dec  6 to discuss how Aotearoa is shaping world health promotion. This special offer is our ‘2022 loyalty gift’ to our most …

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Past eight years hottest on record, says UN
The past eight years have been the ‘warmest’ on record, according to a new United Nations (UN) Report released at the UN climate conference COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt on Nov 6. The report by the…

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Alcohol health reforms welcome
The Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand welcomes Government’s proposed amendments to alcohol legislation that will help communities to reduce alcohol harm by giving them more control over the sale o…

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Global crises have devastating impact on women and children
  A new UN report shows that women’s and children’s health has suffered globally, as the impacts of conflict, the Covid-19 pandemic and climate change converge with devastating effects on prospects f…

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Marine report paints sobering picture
Ocean acidification, rising sea levels and increased sea surface temperatures are part of the sobering picture of Aotearoa’s marine environment painted in a recent report. ‘Our Marine Environment 202…

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