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  1. Video for Smoking in vehicles with tamariki to be made illegal
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    Smoking in vehicles with tamariki to be made illegal

    Smoking or vaping in vehicles will soon be illegal if people under the age of 18 are in the vehicle. It's expected the ban will be enacted by the end of the year, giving police the authority to pull over and fine drivers for the offence.   

  2. Video for Calling for a pokie-free Tairāwhiti
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    Calling for a pokie-free Tairāwhiti

    Elizabeth Crawford, chairperson of Kapai Kaiti in Gisborne, wants to rid Tairawhiti of pokie machines because of the harm they inflict on Māori whānau.  This follows the closure of problem-gambling service Te Ara Tika which Crawford says leaves people with gambling problems without support.

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    10 percent tobacco tax increase helping smokers to quit

    Early January is the busiest time of year for Quitline. It's the third of four consecutive 10 percent rises coming into force on 1 January each year until 2020. Many people begin their quit attempt as part of a New Year's resolution to give up smoking.   

  4. Video for Will campaigns like 'Hang Tuff Don't Puff' be enough?
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    Will campaigns like 'Hang Tuff Don't Puff' be enough?

    The 'Hang Tuff Don't Puff' challenge for workplaces is the latest programme to help employees quit smoking. Despite its successful quit rate since starting in 2016, will Government-funded programmes like 'Hang Tuff Don't Puff' be able to help reach our national 2025 smokefree goal?

  5. Video for Hopeful turning point to stop Meningococcal in Northland
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    Hopeful turning point to stop Meningococcal in Northland

    There has been a huge response from the Northland region to vaccinations, with over 22,000 young children and teenagers immunised against a deadly new meningococcal strain.  The Ministry of Health, facing criticism for not responding quickly enough, confirmed today that it has obtained more vaccines to meet the demands. 

  6. Video for Hospital workers pay increase will never be enough - Dame Glavish
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    Hospital workers pay increase will never be enough- Dame Glavish

    Public hospital service workers will receive 40% pay rise over the next three years. A new multi-employer collective agreement (Meca) has been ratified that sets conditions for about 3500 E tū Union service workers.  

  7. Video for $57mil facility to care for acute mental health patients
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    $57mil facility to care for acute mental health patients

    Counties Manukau Health opened stage one of the new Tiaho Mai Mental Health Unit at Middlemore Hospital today.  Tiaho Mai is a residential unit for supporting people with mental health problems during crises and providing care for people from Ōtāhuhu to Mercer, including Kaiaua and Port Waikato.   

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    Orderly acknowledged for 50 years of service to Middlemore

    Ivy Tauhinu began working at Middlemore Hospital in South Auckland in 1969 and 50 years on the beloved orderly is still on staff.  Counties Manukau DHB felt it was a milestone worth marking.        

  9. Video for PM promises govt will improve Māori health
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    PM promises govt will improve Māori health

    The prime minister says improving the quality of Māori health is a priority of the government.  This follows the Waitangi Tribunal hearing currently underway at Ngāruawahia to address health inequalities for Māori. 

  10. Video for Kaupapa Māori PHOs set up to fail
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    Kaupapa Māori PHOs set up to fail

    The managing director of a Bay of Plenty Māori health provider says Māori PHOs are under-resourced compared with their mainstream counterparts.

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