Smokers looking to give up the cigarettes are rapidly turning to vaping. The first vaping store that has opened in the country, Hawke's Bay Vapour are saying their sales have increased by 300 per cent.
Aroha Treacher is our Hawke's Bay correspondent who covers stories from all over Te Tai Rāwhiti. She affiliates to Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tahu and Tainui.
Aroha came to Māori Television from the New Zealand Herald in 2008. She has a background in the Navy, where she spent five years before leaving to study journalism at AUT, graduating with distinction in a Bachelor of Communications Studies. Aroha was not raised in te reo Māori and took it upon herself as a young adult to learn the language of her tipuna so her children would benefit from having the Māori language as a natural part of their lives.
If you have a story to share with Aroha, email her at Aroha.Treacher@maoritelevision.com