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NZ Taxpayers' Union caught accepting tobacco funding

Thursday, 31 January, 2019 - 09:28

Tobacco control advocates' suspicions have been confirmed as a recent investigation has revealed that the NZ Taxpayers’ Union accepted funding from British American Tobacco (BAT).

Backdown on meat tax welcomed - Taxpayers' Union

Wednesday, 30 January, 2019 - 10:51

Responding to the Government ruling out a proposed meat tax and saying that Julie-Anne Genter's comments were a 'stupid figure of speech', New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says:

Global call for joint action on obesity, undernutrition and climate change

Tuesday, 29 January, 2019 - 11:02

A new international report linking obesity, undernutrition and climate change is calling for strong global actions that address all three issues at once.

Inflation stuck in neutral, up 0.1 percent in December quarter - Stats NZ

Wednesday, 23 January, 2019 - 10:47

The consumers price index (CPI) was up 0.1 percent in the December 2018 quarter despite lower petrol prices, and cheaper vegetables and cigarettes, Stats NZ said today.

Attempts to legalise dope in troubled Portugal - Family First

Monday, 21 January, 2019 - 17:35

Family First NZ says that it is significant that political parties in Portugal are now pushing for the legalisation of marijuana in their country because they wrongly believe it will combat current problems around organised crime, drug trafficking, increased consumption and the use of psychoacti

SAFE calling bluff on meat industry science

Friday, 18 January, 2019 - 10:14

SAFE is calling the meat industry’s bluff on recent research, and misleading and exaggerated claims of health benefits associated with eating meat.

Proposal for changing cannabis laws by Otago researcher

Friday, 18 January, 2019 - 05:00

Amid the ongoing debate on legislation for recreational use of cannabis, an Otago researcher proposes a cautious path forward for changing cannabis laws in New Zealand that aims to reduce cannabis-related harm.

Vaping regulations 'needed to help smokers quit'

Thursday, 17 January, 2019 - 07:28

"Like many others we urge the Government to amend the Smokefree Environments Act when Parliament reconvenes giving vaping much-needed regulation and smokers a better chance of quitting," says Ben Pryor, Director of Alt New Zealand - the leading Kiwi-owned and operated vaping and e-cigarette compa

Govt must act to support smoking cessation - Nicky Wagner

Wednesday, 16 January, 2019 - 08:38

The recent increase to cigarettes provides another incentive for smokers to quit but the Government must now ensure that smoking cessation tools are appropriately regulated and able to be used to encourage smokers to quit, National MP Nicky Wagner says.

Vaping company supports removing tobacco from dairies

Friday, 11 January, 2019 - 07:04

Leading New Zealand-owned and operated vaping and e-cigarette company, Alt, is supporting calls for tobacco to be removed from all dairies saying such a move would bring considerable health and security benefits.