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Faze out the fizz

The annual summer Fizz Free Whānau challenge has been laid down by Māori Public Health organisation and HPF member Hāpai Te Hauora.

The challenge issued on February 1, is a community-driven kaupapa now in its fourth year and is all about supporting whānau to live healthy, happy lifestyles.

Whānau commit to ditching sugary drinks for a month and Hāpai provides resources and a support network, alongside prizes for whānau who stay sugary-drink free.

Fizz Free Whānau champion Graham Tipene says he’s been addicted to coke for most of his life, but he’s determined to cut down for the sake of his whānau.

HPF’s Pacific Strategist Dr Viliami Puloka welcomed the challenge saying that any initiative, especially aimed at young people, to encourage change for healthy living is welcome.

Take the one-month challenge to ditch the fizz this February, and join hundreds of other kiwis doing their bit for their own hauora, as well as supporting a good cause!

Register to the challenge by visiting
Once you’re registered you’ll be in the draw to win some awesome prizes! Make sure you like and follow @Fizzfreewhanau to learn how you can #WinWithWater