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The hall was packed for a lively political panel on prevention co-hosted by the Public Health Communication Centre, Health Coalition Aotearoa, and the University of Otago, Wellington, in the capital on 8 August 2023.

The panel was held on the back of the release of a Health Coalition Aotearoa political survey on where the parties stand on tobacco, alcohol and unhealthy food. You can read more about that in our Briefing

Stuff's Rachel Thomas spoke to public health experts after the panel to gauge reaction for her article, Reti riles health minister with his pledge to axe Māori Health Authority.

The fresh insight into parties' public health policies was also covered by:

Pharmacy Today: Public health progress at risk in election, health minister says.

The New Zealand Herald: Labour’s Dr Ayesha Verrall and National’s Dr Shane Reti lock horns in robust health debate as election looms

95b FM: Political parties on tobacco, alcohol and unhealthy food


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