Environmental health


Report draws on mātauranga Māori

April 19, 2022

He taiao tōnui mō ngā reanga katoa – a flourishing environment for every generation.The Environment Aotearoa 2022 report has changed the way it report...


Act now to secure our future

March 2, 2022

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report shows that climate change is a grave and mounting threat to our wellbeing and a hea...


Calls to combat climate crisis heat up!

November 12, 2021

In part one of a special series in the Hauora newsletter, as COP26 comes to a close in Glasgow, Scotland, we look at repeated warnings and recent call...


Declaration an urgent call for transforming how we live

October 7, 2021

“While we should continue to focus on addressing Covid-19 in Aotearoa New Zealand, we need to also continue addressing the health of the planet, the u...


Join the Plastic-free July challenge

July 6, 2021

HPF is encouraging you to join millions of people around the world by taking the Plastic Free July challenge and helping to rid our planet of plastic ...


ACT now to protect our planet

April 22, 2021

Today on Earth Day (April 22) we urge you to take action to protect our precious planet and demonstrate our support for environmental protection.With ...


Landmark ruling opens door for climate refugees

January 28, 2020

A historic ruling based on a complaint filed by a Pacific Islander in New Zealand has opened the door to climate-change asylum claims. The UN Human Ri...


Pacific environment focus of symposium

October 8, 2019

HPF’s Executive Director, Sione Tu’itahi joined a panel of speakers, who are passionate and committed to helping Pacific people combat climate change,...


Oceans and ice bear brunt of climate change

October 2, 2019

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report highlights the urgency of prioritizing timely, ambitious and coordinated ac...


Protecting nature priority for conservation week

September 19, 2019

This year we’re celebrating 50 years of Conservation Week (Te Wiki Tiaki Ao Tūroa), a time to not only get involved in activities at home or at the ma...


Conference has lasting impact

July 11, 2019

HPF’s Executive Director Sione Tu’itahi talks to Hauora about the outcomes, goals and lasting impact of the global Health Promotion Forum ...

Case Studies

Waiora – Indigenous Peoples’ Statement for Planetary Health and Sustainable Development

April 11, 2019

This Statement from Indigenous participants in the 23 rd IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion (Rotorua, Aotearoa New Zealand) is a call on the h...

Case Studies

WAIORA: Promoting Planetary Health and Sustainable Development for All

April 11, 2019

Rotorua Statement This Statement represents the collective voice of the social movement members, researchers, practitioners and policymakers who parti...


Meeting the challenge head-on

July 12, 2018

New Zealand is walking the talk in the battle to tackle climate change with 18 health organisations as well as 60 businesses committing to decisive ac...


Climate action vital for Pacific

July 12, 2018

Ramping up action to combat climate change is essential if we are to help our Pacific Island neighbours says the Minister for Climate Change, James Sh...


Health Promotion: an effective approach to sustainable development

March 22, 2016

January 2016:  Senior Health Promotion Strategist Karen Hicks contributed this post to the WHO’s This Week in Global Health   Health Promot...