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Save the date
We invite our valued members to come and join us at HPF’s online AGM, which is scheduled for Thurs Nov 16 where  we’ll share what has been achieved over the past year, as well some exciting developmen…

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OPINION: Peace is what we need
As world leaders debate in the UN General Assembly this week on the status of our planet and the wellbeing of humanity, HPF’s Executive Director Sione Tu’itahi reflects on health promotion and peace i…

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NCD week 2023
Global week calls for action on NCDs
The Global Week for Action on Non- Communicable Diseases (NCDs) starts today, and the message is clear! No action is too small; no voice is insignificant in the fight against the world’s largest kill…

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INTERVIEW: Summit recognises value of traditional medicine
HPF’s Executive Director and IUHPE President Sione Tu’itahi was recently invited by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to be an advisor at its inaugural high-level global Summit on Traditional Medici…

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Alcohol law change to give communities more say
The Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Community Participation) Amendment Bill, which last week passed its third reading in Parliament under urgency, has been welcomed by public health experts as a step in t…

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CoA 'perfect introduction to health promotion'
The feedback from students who have attended HPF’s online short course in health promotion has been overwhelmingly positive. Comments ranged from ‘this course has given me the knowledge and confidenc…

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HCA Prevention Brief 2023
Health experts call for health before profit
Addressing the social and health problems from tobacco, alcohol and unhealthy food will mean taking on harmful industries to level the playing field of policy influence, says Health Coalition Aotearoa…

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OPINION: Matariki – the future of hauora for Aotearoa
By Mereana Te Pere, Māori Health Promotion Strategist, HPF ((Waitaha-a-Hei, Tapuika, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Tarāwhai))  It’s 4.30am on a crisp winter morning and the two teenagers begrudgingly get int…

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Alcohol Aotearoa's most harmful drug, reveals new research
New research recently released by the Otago University, Christchurch revealing that alcohol is now the most harmful drug in Aotearoa, New Zealand calls for new thinking, strategies and actions at all …

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OPINION: Climate action needs a greater sense of urgency
As Canada faces the worst wildfire season in its history Dr Trevor Hancock writes that it’s not just forest fires, and it’s not just Canada. Clearly, climate change is becoming an existential threat …

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