Summary of quarter three reports: 1 January – 31 March 2015

Short updates on our Pathway to Smokefree New Zealand 2025 Innovation Fund projects as at 31 March 2015.

Round One Projects

Waitemata District Health Board

NRT For Security

Project timeframe: July 2013 to December 2014

This project was terminated in December 2014.  The DHB was unable to find a solution within the current legal framework to split NRT packs for distribution.  As the premise behind this project was to distribute small samples of NRT, it was not possible to move the project forward.

Counties Manukau District Health Board

Quit Bus

Project timeframe: June 2013 – September 2016

The first van began service delivery in January 2014 and the second van began in late August 2014.  In this quarter, 2,340 people visited the vans.  The vans continue to attend community events, shopping centres, workplaces and schools (at pick up and drop off times).  The vans are also visiting workplaces around the region offering cessation support to employees.

Kimi Hauora Wairau


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

A two year project plan was developed for this project’s two year extension.  Smokers in churches were targeted this quarter: especially couples and singles who do not participate in the kava sessions.  Also targeted this quarter were people that have dropped out of the programme.  As a result of this, 45 people registered back onto the programme.

Auckland University of Technology

What Patients Say

Project timeframe: February 2014 – June 2015

Following the campaign’s launch in October 2014, project resources have been distributed and a direct marketing campaign was developed.  This quarter the videos were presented at the HPA seminar in Auckland, and also at a Smokefree Nurses symposium.  The outcome evaluation of the project began this quarter.

Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust

Pae o Te Haa

Project timeframe: June 2013 – June 2016

Project staff continued programme delivery and undertook promotion on radio, in magazines and at events.  Referrals were down this quarter due to Christmas holidays but will pick up next quarter – especially as the group sessions will begin next quarter.  An evaluator was recruited for the programme this quarter.

Counties Manukau District Health Board

Intersectoral Smokefree Project

Project timeframe: June 2013 – July 2016

This project suffered from delays at the outset as a result of unexpected difficulties in recruiting project staff and progressing subcontracting.  There have been additional delays due to it taking longer than anticipated to engage with identified sites.  Discussions are currently taking place with the DHB regarding how to progress this project.

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 area of Manurewa and an average of 14 referrals were made each month.  The programme was delivered for the second quarter in Mangere/Otara and referrals increased to 14 per month - the target is 20.  Positive outcomes are still being achieved across participants.

Auckland Uniservices Ltd

WERO - Group Stop Smoking Competition

Project timeframe: June 2013 – June 2016

The project team undertook planning and promotion for the next national competition which is due to begin on 1 April 2015.  Also this quarter, the WERO website was overhauled and went live in February.  New functionality included is that all data and reports can now be done fully on-line.  A regional co-ordinators’ hui was held in Wellington in February enabling the co-ordinators to network with one another and share ideas for supporting future participants.

University of Otago

Taking the Best NRT Direct to Smokers

Project timeframe: February 2014 – February 2015

Programme delivery ended last quarter.  This quarter the data collection was completed and the draft evaluation report was produced.  The full evaluation report will be finalised next quarter.



Project timeframe: September 2013 – August 2016

Planning began for Stoptober 2015.  A senior project leader was appointed and engagement has begun with private organisations for sponsorship and other support.

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board

Faster, Better: Using Nicotine Spray for Highly Tobacco Dependent People in a High Risk Community

Project timeframe: June 2013 – June 2015

Services stopped being delivered at the end of December 2014 according to the project plan.  454 people were referred to the programme and 280 have taken part with 63 (or 36%) being smokefree at 12 weeks.  A full project evaluation is being prepared.

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board

National Mental Health Services Smokefree Guidelines Development

Project timeframe: June 2013 – June 2015

This quarter the demonstration site pilot was completed and staff online training also took place.  The guidelines were revised following feedback received from the sector and they will be published next quarter. 

Massey University

It’s My Life: A By-Youth, For-Youth Smokefree App and Online Campaign

This project has now finished.  The evaluation can be requested via email from this address:

National Heart Foundation

Tala Pasifika “Back to the Future” Project

Project timeframe: June 2013 – December 2015

Phase two of this project began in January 2015.  The new theatre piece was developed with The Village Collective and it was performed to over 200 Maori and Pacific students at Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate Middle School.  It was well received by the students and public performances will begin in May 2015.

Te Hauora O Te Hiku O Te Ika Trust

Pregnancy Incentives project

Project time frame: April 2014 to April 2016

The third cohort of 11 pregnant women took part in the programme this quarter.  The participants were also encouraged to bring along their whânau members to programme sessions and four participated this quarter.  Three participants (20%) were smokefree at 12 weeks.

Round Two Projects:

Te Hauora o Turanganui a Kiwa

Whai Te Oranga Mo Nga Kaimahi

Project timeframe: July 2014 - June 2016

This Round Two project has now been running for nine months.  As at 31 March 2015, 49 referrals had been made to a smoking cessation service and 18 people were registered on a stop smoking programme.

Pathways Health


Project timeframe: July 2014 - June 2016

This Round Two project has now been running for nine months.  115 people have been referred to the programme and have received support.  Of these, seven have quit so far.  The programme is being delivered as far north as Kaikohe, and as far south as Pukekohe.

Cancer Society, Auckland Division

It’s About Our Tamariki

Project timeframe: July 2014 - June 2016

This Round Two project has now been running for nine months.  This quarter, the council consultation and engagement plan was completed and implementation began.  A review of international literature was started and the summary will be included in the report for Council.  The community engagement plan was also completed this quarter and implementation began.

Whai Manawa Limited

Noho Marae

Project timeframe: July 2014 – January 2015

This project finished in January 2015.  The evaluation can be requested via email from this address:

Te Wakahuia Manawatu Trust Hauora

Whakahau Ora

Project timeframe: July 2014 - February 2016

This Round Two project has now been running for nine months.  The Midwife Enabler has 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.  As at 31 March 2015 there were 49 people enrolled on the programme.  Of these, 7 were smokefree at eight weeks, and 7 were smokefree at 12 weeks.

Navilluso Medical Limited

Stopping From The Top

Project timeframe: July 2014 - June 2016

This Round Two project has now been running for nine months.  A number of hui were held on marae this quarter and these attracted 53 attendees.  A Facebook page was developed this quarter to help support programme participants.

Presbyterian Support Upper South Island

Whai Te Oranga Mo Nga Kaimahi

Project timeframe: July 2014 - June 2015

This Round Two project has now been running for nine months.  Programme delivery continued and five people have quit since the last reporting period.  The quit coach is now attending budgeting courses to show attendees how much of a financial impact smoking has on their lives.

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