July 03, 2013
National wero to give up smokes
The WERO quit smoking contest for whānau and groups is going national.
Marewa Glover from Auckland University’s Centre for Tobacco Control Research says the initiative has secured three years of funding, which means the first national competition can start on September 1.
The challenge involves teams of 10 regular smokers who compete to have the most quitters after three months.
The winners get $5000 cash for their community group or marae.
The first competition between Maori and Pacific teams from Auckland and Northland had a quit rate of 36 percent at the end of the contest.
This compares with an estimated 4 percent of people who quit without any support.
A second competition between Tai Tokerau and Ngāti Kahungunu ended with all 10 members of the winning Northland team smoke free and nine out of 10 in the two top Hawkes Bay teams giving up.
Dr Glover says the national competition will be open to teams from anywhere in New Zealand, with more than 30 teams expected to take part.
Ka puta te whakataetae whakamutu momi tūpeka ki te motu whānui
Kei te kawea te whakataetae whakamutu momi tūpeka, e kiia nei, ko WERO ki te motu whānui.
Hei tā Marewa Glover ō te Whare Wānanga ō Tāmaki Makaurau, kua whai pūtea rātou mō ngā tau e toru e tū mai nei, ki te kawe i te whakatatetae ki te motu, nō reira, ka timata te whakataetae tēnei tau hei te tuatahi ō Mahuru.
Ko te ngako ō te whakataetae, kia whakatūria e tēnā whānau, e tēnā whānau he rōpū ō ngā kaimomi tūpeka tekau, ā, e toru marama ki ā rātou ki te whakamutu.
Ko te rōpū ka toa ka whai i te rima mano tāra hei tuku mā rātou ki tō rātou marae, ki tētahi rōpū hapori ranei.
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