Tame Your Taniwha

Challenge two of your mates or whānau to be smokefree – you’ve got nothing to lose except your addiction!

How to enter

To enter the challenge, teams of three must complete a Tame Your Taniwha registration form by 5 pm on Wednesday 28 March 2018.

The challenge is open for registration on Thursday 1 March 2018 and will commence on Monday 2 April 2018, running through to Thursday 31 May 2018.

The HBDHB Smokefree team will validate all entries to the challenge by Friday 30 March 2018.

View terms and conditions and check if your team is eligible.

Click here to download a registration form

How to win

In order to win first prize, the following must occur:

  • All team members must validate CO monitor readings of 8 ppm or more at the start of each challenge
  • All team members must validate CO monitor readings of 5 ppm or less at weeks 2, 4, 6 and 8.
  • All team members must be smokefree at the end of the challenge.

How to get bonus points

There’s also ways to earn bonus points for your team. Make sure you check out all the ways your team can get extra bonus points – click here.

Watch the action

Go to Te Haa Matea Facebook Page – they’ll post handy tips and tricks to help you stay smokefree as well as post live updates on how the teams are doing.


All members of the team that wins the grand prize will EACH receive the following: Dinner, bed and breakfast for two at the Wairakei Resort, Taupo (valid for one year) AND petrol vouchers to the value of $40.00 or, alternatively, bus fares per couple.

There’s also a bunch of weekly spot prizes being drawn throughout the challenge. The spot prizes will be awarded by the Stop Smoking Practitioners. Spot prizes include Smokefree resources: toothbrushes, toothpaste, lip balm, car sunshades, umbrellas, etc.

Stop Smoking Service Providers

If you are ready to stop smoking and you live in Hawke’s Bay, you’ve landed in the right place because we’ve helped people just like you become smokefree.

Te Haa Matea (Easy breath) is a partnership between Hawke’s Bay District Health Board (HBDHB) Smokefree team, Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga, Te Kupenga Hauora

– Ahuriri and Choices Kahungunu Health services.

Our programmes include one-on-one coaching, group sessions, community clinics or tailored support for you or your whānau.

We offer a FREE stop smoking service unlike any other as well as FREE or subsidised nicotine replacement therapy. You will be supported by our dedicated Stop Smoking Practitioners who will provide expert advice and cessation tools to support you in your journey towards becoming smokefree.

For more information about becoming smokefree call us on 0800 300 377

or visit our Facebook Page @TeHaaMatea


Click here to download a registration form