Aukati kaipaipa worker Donna Perese says that the Bay of Plenty has had a strong grounding in being smoke free.

It’s due to the foundation work.  Every year around 5000 people died from smoke related deaths it’s something that Donna Perese wants to change, but it’s a long road ahead only made easy from the foundation work done previously.

Ko te whakahau mai a Donna Perese, kaimahi aukati kaipaipa na runga i te whakatakotoranga o te papaahuru mo ngā mahi aukati kaipaipa e māmā haere ana tōna mahi ki roto i te rohe nei.  Ia tau kō atu i te rima mano te hunga ka mate na runga i te kaipaipa ki roto o Aotearoa, ko ta Donna ko te whakarerekē i tēnei tūahuatanga, engari he huarahi nui kei mua i a ia, i māmā ake na runga i ngā tautokotanga me te māro o te whakatakoto o te papa ahuru.