Summary of quarter one reports: 1 July – 30 September 2015

Short updates on our Pathway to Smokefree New Zealand 2025 Innovation Fund projects as at 30 September 2015.

Round One Projects

Counties Manukau District Health Board

Quit Bus

Project timeframe: June 2013 – September 2016

In this quarter, the team has been visiting areas with high number of smokers and routinely engaged with smokers on a weekly basis. This helped to increase enrolments during this reporting period. 2637 people visited the vans during this quarter.

Kimi Hauora Wairau


Project timeframe: November 2013 – extended to December 2016 (original timeframe was one year)

Seasonal workers who smoke were supported to become smokefree this quarter.  Also supported were people who have dropped out of the programme.  As a result of this, 119 people registered onto the programme during this reporting period.

Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust

Pae o Te Haa

Project timeframe: June 2013 – June 2016

Project staff continued programme delivery and undertook promotion in Alternative education settings, mental health and house clinics. The staff were also involved in supporting smokefree outdoor forum.  262 smokers accessed the service during this reporting period.

Counties Manukau District Health Board

Intersectoral Smokefree Project

Project timeframe: June 2013 – July 2016

The team has continued to engage with a number of workplaces during this quarter. These workplaces were supported to become smokefree.

Counties Manukau District Health Board

Manurewa Smokefree Pregnancy Incentives Pilot

Project timeframe: June 2013 – extended to June 2016  (original timeframe was one year)

Delivery of the programme continued in the original areas and following organisations were engaged with the project: Plunket and Breastfeeding Advocates. 

Auckland Uniservices Ltd

WERO - Group Stop Smoking Competition

Project timeframe: June 2013 – June 2016

The team continued the refresh of WERO marketing material which was deployed to the web and social media in August. 80 teams registered for 1 September – 30 November competition.  There has also been a 50 percent increase in Pasifika participation in Auckland competition.



Project timeframe: September 2013 – August 2016

Stoptober 2015 was delivered during this quarter. Smokers and their supporters were encouraged to take part and were directed to the Stoptober website to sign up. Active community promotions were carried out across the country. More than 10,000 smokers and supporters took the Stoptober challenge this year.

National Heart Foundation

Tala Pasifika “Back to the Future” Project

Project timeframe: June 2013 – December 2015

During this quarter there has been significant engagement with schools.  The programme has been delivered to 326 students. A number of theatre performances with the messages around tobacco harm have also been delivered across the Auckland. This brings the number of performances delivered as part of the programme so far to eleven.

Te Hauora O Te Hiku O Te Ika Trust

Pregnancy Incentives project

Project time frame: April 2014 to April 2016

During this reporting period, staff continued to engage with pregnant women and their partners onto the stop smoking programme which catered for the cultural needs of Maori.

Round Two Projects

Te Hauora o Turanganui a Kiwa

Whai Te Oranga Mo Nga Kaimahi

Project timeframe: July 2014 - June 2016

During this reporting quarter the Workplace Wellness Programme was implemented in one workplace. The programme was adjusted to allow more frequent visits by Turanga Health staff to workplaces and utilise the WERO challenge. In addition more Kaiawhina were trained in smoking cessation.

Pathways Health


Project timeframe: July 2014 - June 2016

This Round Two project has now been running for one year. 402 people registered with the programme to date.  The programme is being delivered throughout 18 NGO organisations. Support is provided either individually or in a group setting depending on the needs of people being supported.

Cancer Society, Auckland Division

It’s About Our Tamariki

Project timeframe: July 2014 - June 2016

During this quarter there has been considerable work undertaken by the project team to implement the community and council consultation and engagement plans. Another focus has been gaining an understanding of the legal mechanism available to the council to assist with development of a draft smokefree bylaw.

Te Wakahuia Manawatu Trust Hauora

Whakahau Ora

Project timeframe: July 2014 - February 2016

Staff continued to deliver training to midwives, lead maternity carers and maternity staff in Dannevirke and Palmerston North, and has supported them in their delivery of the programme. Staff also supported Stoptober challenge and used this as an opportunity to promote whakahau Ora.

Navilluso Medical Limited

Stopping From The Top

Project timeframe: July 2014 - June 2016

The project team resumed follow ups for whanau seen between May 2015 – August 2015 during this reporting period. The project also completed systems for accessing data for follow ups at 4 weeks and 12 weeks follow ups.

Hutt Valley Regional DHB

Incentives For Pregnant Women

Project timeframe: June 2015 – June 2016

This project is based on the successful Counties Manukau programme and offers incentives to pregnant women and their whanau to quit smoking. During this reporting period the promotion of the programme continued.  There has been 59 referrals to the programme so far.


Stop Smoking Programme For Recently Released Prisoners

Project timeframe: June 2015 – June 2017

This project will work primarily with prisoners in Arohata and Rimutaka prisons to prepare them to maintain their smokefree status once they leave prison. A project steering group and a project plan has been established. The project team is currently working to enhance prisoner engagement.

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