Whakahā o Te Pā Harakeke is a five-year research programme funded by the Health Research Council. We will carry out research to help realise the vision of a smokefree future expressed in the Smokefree Aotearoa goal.

The Whakahā o Te Pā Harakeke programme recognises that achieving a Smokefree Aotearoa will need large increases in quitting among existing smokers and greater efforts to prevent smoking uptake among young people. Our research will provide evidence and tools to inform smokefree strategy development, implementation and evaluation.

Our partnerships are crucial to achieving our aims. We have formed new partnerships with the Systems Research team based at the Institute of Environmental Science and Research and with the Political Sciences Department at the University of Canterbury. We are also continuing our valued partnerships with colleagues at Hāpai te Hauora and Auckland University of Technology.

Please explore our site to find out the latest news from our programme, to learn about our people, research and findings, and to discover opportunities  to get involved.