Increased support is needed for smokers to quit in order to achieve the aim of a Smokefree NZ in 2025. Māori health provider, Hapai Te Hauora, warns that rising tobacco taxes will lead to a burgeoning black market, with low-income communities impacted the most.
Ko Ngāpuhi, ko Ngāti Hine, ko Te Rarawa, ko Ngāi Te Rangi ōna iwi.
Rukuwai Tipene-Allen comes from an iwi radio background having reported, presented and produced news, current affairs and live streams for Te Hiku Media in the Te Hiku o Te Ika. Rukuwai has worked on award-winning radio show Kūaka Mārangaranga, hosted political talk-back show Taumatahanga and worked on tv show Ngā Pari Kārangaranga and online current affairs show Haukāinga.
Rukuwai's interests include te reo and mātauranga Māori, politics and sports.
Ko te reo te mauri o te mana Māori, hēnā, tukua kia rere.
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