Updates and News
- Save the date – 13th FebWe are looking forward to our first breakfast connector at 7.30am, Tuesday 13 February at the Hotel…
- CPPA Hauora Drinks, Wednesday 7th February, 2024We would love to see you to celebrate the start of the term. Come and join us for a drink and some…
- A message from the Cancer SocietyUrging principals, boards and school staff to join Hāpai Te Hauora and over 24,000 other people in…
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Read more: Save the date – 13th Feb
We are looking forward to our first breakfast connector at 7.30am, Tuesday 13 February at the Hotel Commodore. Details will be out very soon.
Read more: CPPA Hauora Drinks, Wednesday 7th February, 2024
We would love to see you to celebrate the start of the term. Come and join us for a drink and some platters at Hotel Montreal.
We’re looking forward to sharing holiday stories and finding out how school has started for everyone. We encourage you to come along for a drink with your colleagues on Wednesday 7th February from 3.15pm at Hotel Montreal, 351 Montreal St, Christchurch.
- Read more: CPPA Exec Panui – 22 January 2024
Read more: A message from the Cancer Society
Urging principals, boards and school staff to join Hāpai Te Hauora and over 24,000 other people in signing their Petition to urgently call on the Government to stop the repeal of the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Smoked Tobacco) Amendment Act and stop prioritising profit over our people.
As you may know the new Government has agreed to repeal world-leading smokefree laws in its first 100 days in office. The Cancer Society (like many of our colleagues in health) is extremely disappointed with this decision. Cancer Society feel this is a backwards step for Aotearoa New Zealand and puts the tobacco industry’s profits ahead of the health of all New Zealanders – especially our children’s.
Tobacco is the deadliest consumer product of all time and still causes more than 2000 cancer deaths every year in New Zealand. The Cancer Society has a long history of advocating for smokefree policies and had welcomed the bold new smokefree laws that are desperately needed to make Smokefree 2025 a reality. “These laws would have made tobacco less available to buy in our communities, less addictive and would have stopped a whole generation from being able to buy tobacco,” says Cancer Society Chief Executive Dr Rachael Hart.
“The public has spoken loud and clear on the subject. The significant support from communities across the country is evidenced by the thousands of submissions made. Beyond that local support, we could also boast they were world-leading with other countries, such as the Conservative UK Government, starting to follow our example”.
The Cancer Society is united with its health sector allies and our community and calls on the new Government to implement the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Smoked Tobacco) Amendment Act as intended.
We would encourage all advocates for health and for young people to utilise their networks and connections particularly community organisations and advocates to urge the Coalition government to re-consider its decision to repeal the Smokefree legislation.
Join Hāpai Te Hauora and over 24,000 other people in signing their Petition to urgently call on the Government to stop the repeal of the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Smoked Tobacco) Amendment Act and stop prioritising profit over our people.
We appreciate that many of you may need to do this in a private capacity through your private correspondence.
We are also asking concerned citizens to write to their to their local MP’s and the Associate Health Minister Hon Matt Doocey. We do have a simple toolkit to help with this so do let me know if you would like a copy of the toolkit.
Please join us is raising our voices to show our disappointment of this decision by the incoming government.
Deputy Health Promotion Manager
Read more: Congratulations Graeme Norman…
… for being a 2024 Medallist in the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year, Local Hero competition
“Graeme Norman’s transformative leadership as the Principal of Te Kōmanawa Rowley School is a testament to the incredible impact one individual can have on a community. In an area plagued by economic challenges, his unwavering dedication has brought about a remarkable turnaround that encompasses both academic progress and holistic well-being. Attendance rates, once stagnant at a disheartening 40%, have soared under Graeme’s guidance. His relentless efforts to create an inviting and nurturing atmosphere have led to children eagerly walking through Rowley School’s doors – and during holiday breaks, he remains a dedicated support, on hand most days for anyone who needs him. Graeme’s actions extend far beyond the confines of a job description. He has taken on the role of a guardian and mentor for children who desperately needed hope. Graeme’s impact is a reminder that true heroes aren’t defined by grand gestures, but by the consistent, compassionate actions they undertake to improve the lives of others.”
- Read more: CPPA Exec Pānui – Monday 11th December
Read more: 2024 Event dates
Save the date for our CPPA Retreat at Hanmer Springs in 2024: 3rd – 5th November.
We have been putting together our dates for our hauora events for 2024. These are now all updated on our Google calendar. Feel free to add this to your own calendars. They will also be on the CPPA website in the new year.
Please put the 3rd – 5th November in your calendar for our CPPA Retreat in Hanmer Springs. We will be putting tickets up for this in the new year. Please note it will be first in, first serve for the single rooms, then there will be shared villas after that.