Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Join the STOPTOBER march on Tuesday

Join the STOPTOBER march on Tuesday

Thursday 25 September 2014

Tairawhiti District Health www.tdh.org.nz

New Zealand’s first national stop smoking month – STOPTOBER will be launched in Gisborne next week with a march through the city centre.

The aim of the march is to encourage people who smoke to stub out for good in October with a range of ‘do-it-yourself’ supports. The march will feature the Giant Red Stop Ball as well as a number of local celebrities, including Mayor Meng Foon, keen to support the aim of a Smokefree Tairawhiti in 2025.

All are welcome to join the march on Tuesday 30 September. Meet at Heipipi Park on the corner of Gladstone Road and Reads Quay at 10.45am. Marchers will make their way down one side of Gladstone Road to Cobden Street and then along to St Andrews Church.

All are encouraged to wear the colour red and bring their own water bottle.
STOPTOBER challenges smokers to give up smoking for 31 days. Research shows that if someone stops smoking for a month they are five times more likely to stay Smokefree for life. Participants enroll on the STOPTOBER website. The website will provide free daily text and email support and a free Stoptober App, downloadable from the website, which has stress-related support in Te Reo Māori and English. The website will also direct people to face to face, online or phone support, depending on their needs, as well as stop smoking medicines.

The march is the initiative of Taki Tahi Toa Mano, a coalition group from throughout Tairawhiti. The group are working towards a Smokefree Tairawhiti with representatives from Tairawhiti District Health, Ngati Porou Hauora, Cancer Society, Turanga Health, Heart Foundation, Te Aka Ora, Pacific Islands Community Trust, Midlands Health Network, Ministry of Social Development, Gisborne District Council and Te Aitanga a Hauiti Hauora.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

PM's Speech: NZ Moves To Red


Nine COVID-19 cases reported yesterday in the Nelson/Marlborough region have now been confirmed as the Omicron variant, and a further case from the same household was confirmed late yesterday....
More>>

ALSO:


Gordon Campbell: On Responding To The Need In Tonga


The power of the Tonga eruption (and the size of the aid response being mounted) have been sobering indications of the scale of this disaster. The financial impact is certain to exceed the damage done by Cyclone Harold two years ago, which was estimated at the time to cost $US111 million via its effects on crops, housing and tourism facilities. This time, the tsunami damage, volcanic ash, sulphur dioxide contamination and villager relocation expenses are likely to cost considerably more to meet...
More>>



 
 



Science Media Centre: Omicron Outbreak Would Move The Country To Red - Expert Reaction

The Prime Minister has announced if Omicron cases spread into the community, the country will move to the traffic light system's Red setting within 48 hours. Jacinda Ardern also mentioned there will be changes to the country's testing regime, with more use of Rapid Antigen Tests... More>>


Government: New Zealand Prepared To Send Support To Tonga

New Zealand is ready to assist Tonga in its recovery from Saturday night’s undersea eruption and tsunami, Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta and Defence Minister Peeni Henare said today... More>>


Ministry of Health: COVID-19 Immunisation Starts For 5 To 11-year-old Tāmariki

More than 120,000 doses of the child (paediatric) Pfizer vaccine have been delivered to over 500 vaccination sites around New Zealand as health providers prepare to start immunising 5 to 11-year-olds tamariki from today, 17 January... More>>



Statistics: Departures Lift Border Crossing Numbers

The number of people crossing New Zealand’s border went up in November 2021, mostly due to an increase in departures, Stats NZ said today. There were 28,700 border crossings in November 2021, made up of 12,300 arrivals and 16,400 departures... More>>


Financial Services Federation: Open Letter To Government From Non-bank Lenders: The Path Forward On CCCFA Changes
Responsible lenders are not interested in telling the Government “I told you so” when it comes to unintended consequences of changes to lending laws that are now causing grief for everyday Kiwis seeking finance... More>>

CTU: Too Many Kiwi Workers Financially Vulnerable As Omicron Looms
With New Zealand on the precipice of an Omicron outbreak and the economic upheaval that comes with it, the CTU’s annual Mood of the Workforce Survey shows the vast majority of kiwi workers do not have the financial resources to survive a period of unemployment... More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels