These project snapshots give glimpses in to projects that have been planned and implemented around the country. You can use these for ideas, examples, or inspiration, and adapt them to suit the community, organisation or group you are working with.
A passion for smokefree marae
A passionate approach and existing relationships with marae leaders have been the key to successfully supporting Ngai Tahu marae in Canterbury, community gardens, and training institutes to become auahi kore.
Hui-a-iwi key to smokefree success
Tahuna Marae sits near a sand bank on the Manukau Harbour, about two kilometres from the township of Waiuku south of Auckland. The marae has been auahi kore for almost 20 years. Its smokefree declaration is just one aspect of a comprehensive health policy developed by local Iwi, Ngati te Ata.
Hapu join forces against smoking
Mana Whenua I Tamaki Makaurau is a collective of 10 hapu whose tribal boundaries incorporate all of the Counties-Manukau District Health Board catchment area. Two representatives from each hapu sit on the Mana Whenua board.
SPAN (Smokefree Pasifika Action Network) is an Auckland-based network of Pacific and non-Pacific organisations that have an interest in smokefree, and who work in smokefree and cessation support services. SPAN has quarterly meetings and has a large membership, with many additional supporters who also have an interest in Pacific tobacco control.
Auckland Zoo goes smokefree
The drive for Auckland Zoo to become smokefree came from visitor complaints and public expectations that the zoo was already smokefree.
Health and social services provider, Whaiora, has many success stories from its Aukati KaiPaipa quit smoking programme. When funding became available, Whaiora decided to create a DVD to capture some of these stories to inspire others to quit.
Pacific quit smoking in South Auckland
South Seas Healthcare Trust in South Auckland supports Pacific people wanting to quit smoking.
Pasifika quitting - Ngati Whatua o Orakei Health Services
Ngati Whatua o Orakei Health Services is a Māori health provider based in Glen Innes, Auckland. The organisation's primary focus is Māori health. However, over the last few years a significant number of Pasifika people have approached them for help with quitting smoking.
Photos inspire quit attempt
A smokefree photo exhibition designed to reignite discussion about tobacco displays had some unexpected spin-offs, with the powerful images inspiring viewers to make a quit attempt.
Smokefree Coalitions and Networks
Workplace health - a company perspective (AHI Roofing)
A 'speed dating' style workplace wellness expo gave Auckland health promoters a chance to give all staff in one workplace information about quitting smoking and contacts within quit services. AHI Roofing, which is owned by Fletcher Building, runs an annual health and safety day for its mainly Pacific workforce. The 2011 day had a focus on wellbeing that included smoking cessation.
Healthy Tairawhiti workplaces
Taki Tahi Toa Workplace Challenge is a holistic pilot programme in Tairawhiti that was taken up by more than 250 workers.
Workplace quitting on the West Coast
The West Coast Smokefree Coalition found workplaces on the Coast keen to support a quitting initiative and says workplaces appear to be an untapped environment for programmes. In this initiative, specially designed packs with quitting information and free nicotine replacement therapy were distributed to West Coast workplaces.
Contact us if you know of, or have recently completed, some work that you feel other people can learn from.
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