Elizabeth O'Hagan

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Sugar tax debate

Excess consumption of sugar is linked to several health problems, such as obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay. Consumption of sugar imposes costs on …


Dr FIZZ & CHE FU Soft-drink campaign

Auckland Council drops sugary drinks from vending machines at leisure centres

Auckland Council is to drop all sugary drinks from council-owned vending machines. The Healthy Families team is pictured with Health Minister …


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Sign the Petition

<b>To Parliament:<br>We the undersigned respectfully petition you to introduce a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages as a means to help combat the increase of</b> …


Soft drink industry says parents - not its products - to blame for kids' cavities

This 2-year-old's parents had been feeding the toddler Coke, which had dissolved the teeth right down to the gum, exposing the nerve.<p>The soft drinks …

New Zealand

That Sugar Film - Official Trailer

Sugar-free school: the sensational story of Yendarra primary

Mayor of Nelson, Rachel Reese, discussing her sugary drink policy

Faimafili Tupu

Leonie Matoe and Valerie from Papatuanuku Marae

Kiwis get a taste for sugar tax initiative

<b>Support grows for health measure if funds used to help fight obesity.</b><p>New Zealanders appear to be developing a taste for a sugar tax on soft drinks, …


NZ scientists take on sugar

A group of New Zealand scientists is gearing up to emulate the success of anti-tobacco campaigners by getting rid of sugar-flavoured soft drinks by …

Educators Get ‘Sugar-Free’ Message

<b><br>Educators Get ‘Sugar-Free’ Message</b><p>Nelson Marlborough District Health Board Principal Dental Officer, Dr Rob Beaglehole is taking the <b>‘sugar free’</b> …


Government not persuaded by health professors lobbying to introduce sugar tax

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says there's no evidence that a sugar tax reduces obesity.<p>The Government isn't fazed by a group of health professors …


Ideology behind the case against sugar taxes

Sugar taxes have only been in place for a short period of time and it will take years to have absolute proof.<p><b>OPINION</b>: Last week a corporate-funded …

New Zealand

Nelson mayor challenges others to get rid of sugary drinks

Nelson Mayor Rachel Reese filled her water bottle at a drinking station near Nelson Provincial Museum on Trafalgar St.<p>Nelson mayor Rachel Reese is …


Singer Che Fu reveals how he broke sweet habit

<b>In light of the sugar tax debate we revisit this story about the impact sugar had on singer Che Fu's life.</b><p>As hip-hop star Che Fu steps out on stage, …

Why a sugar tax does nothing for obesity

The Taxpayers’ Union has released a very good report on sugar taxes overseas, and why they would not affect obesity rates in NZ.<p>Their summary:<p><i>Only</i> …



Deluged with soft drinks, our children are gaining weight and losing teeth in record numbers. Can public health solutions prevail?<p><i>By Jennifer Bowden</i> …


Welcome to FIZZ | FIZZ

We believe that sugary drinks are likely to be addictive, like coffee, alcohol and cigarettes.<br>Strategies that are likely to reduce and eliminate …

New Zealand

The Obesity Epidemic in New Zealand


It's clean green versus oil and gas. Who will have the power? The newly-announced government freeze on offshore oil and gas exploration means an …

New Zealand