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Welcome to Regional Public Health

Regional Public Health (RPH) is the public health unit for the Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast District Health Boards. Our purpose is to improve and protect the health of the population in the greater Wellington region with a focus on reducing inequalities. Read more about our service here.

Fruit and vege co-ops

Fresh fruit and vegetables at affordable prices delivered each week to your community. Save $$ on your food bill and join a fruit and vege co-op today!

Free ear checks for children

Ear problems affect many children. The Porirua Children's Ear Van provides free checks for children from 0 to 18 years old. Find out where the Ear Van is today and have your child's ears checked.

Water-only School Toolkit

We are proud to launch the Water-only School Toolkit. Developed in collaboration with our partners, we all have a vision to support schools to become healthier places to learn and play.

Find us on Facebook

In the event of an emergency, our Regional Public Health Facebook page is one of the ways we will communicate with our staff and the community. Like our page to make sure you stay up to date.

Warm, Dry and Safe Homes

Well Homes is a FREE service that may be able to make your home warm, dry and safe for you and your whanau. Visit our Well Homes page to see if you may be eligible for support.

Whooping Cough (pertussis)

Whooping cough is an infectious bacterial disease that causes uncontrollable coughing. Complications can be serious, including pneumonia and seizures. Immunisation against whooping cough is your best protection

Latest news

  • The Big Latch On Wairarapa

    17 Aug 2017

    The Wairarapa ‘Big Latch On 2017’ celebrating World Breastfeeding Week was held on Friday August 4 at the Carterton Events Centre. Sarah Taylor-Waitere, Regional Public Health Wairarapa coordinated the event which was well attended with 109 mummies.

  • Water is the cooler choice at Randwick school

    31 Jul 2017

    We are proud to have been involved in supporting Randwick school with their 'water-only' message. Principal Simone Goodall has declared war on sugary drinks.

  • Making your water safe in an emergency

    19 Jul 2017

    We have been working with our partners on developing a useful resource to help you make your water safe during an emergency. During an emergency you will need water, and you will need to make sure your stored water is safe to drink.