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Evidence, News, Uncategorized

A symposium to highlight the seriousness of scabies and boost treatment of the disease will be held at the School of Population Health in Auckland on September 13. Improving Scabies Treatment: A Path to Health Equity in New Zealand will look at how common the disease is and why it should be taken more seriously. The symposium will also examine ways that diagnosis of scabies can be improved; how treatment can be improved; what is known about the biology of the disease and whether scabies should be considered as aSEE DETAILS

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Community, Environment, Global, Uncategorized

HPF’s Executive Director Sione Tu’itahi talks to Hauora about the outcomes, goals and lasting impact of the global Health Promotion Forum conference in Rotorua from April 7-11, 2019 Last April the Health Promotion Forum co-hosted the 23rd International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) World Conference on Health Promotion in Rotorua. With a timely theme of ‘Hauora: Promoting Planetary Health and Sustainable Development for All’, more than a 1000 delegates and organisations from 73 countries participated. H: There has been very positive feedback about the conference. Are you happySEE DETAILS

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News, Uncategorized

The Health Promotion Forum of NZ has commended Waka Ama New Zealand for sticking to its fizzy drinks ban at its national championship festival this week. First established in 2000, this year will be the 30th year for the festival, and its sixth year as a ‘fizz free’ event. As many as 10,000 people from all corners of New Zealand and the Pacific Islands have converged on the shores of Lake Karāpiro for the event which runs from January 15 – 19. HPF Deputy Executive Director and Maori strategist TrevorSEE DETAILS

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Maori, News, Uncategorized

All New Zealanders are being encouraged to take part in Māori Language Week which launched on September 10. Nau mai ki Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori – Welcome to Māori Language Week Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou i runga i tēnei kaupapa whakahirahira kua tau ki runga i a tātou katoa “The Māori language is one of the best ways to say ‘We are New Zealanders’. Everyone can help to celebrate and revitalise our country’s first language,” says Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta. Te Wiki o te reo Māori runs from September 10SEE DETAILS

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News, Uncategorized

The plan by Government to phase out single-use plastic shopping bags over the next year has been greeted with a chorus of approval. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern who with associate environment minister Eugenie Sage made the announcement at Lyall Bay, Wellington recently said every year in New Zealand hundreds of millions of single-use plastic bags ended up polluting coastal and marine environments. HPF’s deputy executive director Trevor Simpson commended the move but said in the interim period we needed to look at how to mitigate the level of damage toSEE DETAILS

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