• Te Rā o te Raukura 2017

    Every year 'Te Rā' attracts up to 20,000 people to Te Whiti Park, Waiwhetu in Lower Hutt. It's a family orientated festival with a focus on health, art and education with kid's amusement rides, and over 100 stalls with a massive array of fine foods and crafts.
  • The cost of tobacco

    Currently, smoking a pack of 20 a day costs more than $8,300 a year! Imagine how much money you could save if you stopped?
  • How much sugar do you drink?

    Soft drinks, fruit juice, sports drinks and energy drinks can contain 5-7 teaspoons of sugar in a 250ml glass. Water is the best choice.
  • Health Navigator - Online health information you can trust

    Trustworthy, reliable and accurate healthcare information is now available at the touch of a button for patients and the public in the greater Wellington region.
  • Get medical help fast when you’re unwell

    In winter we spend more time inside together and bugs spread easily making existing respiratory or other long term health conditions worse. It’s a good time to visit your GP for a check-up to make sure you are doing everything you can to keep yourself and your family well.

Measles is highly contagious and easily preventable

Measles is a highly infectious virus that spreads easily from person to person through the air, via breathing, coughing and sneezing. It affects both children and adults.

If you or someone in your family has suspected measles call your family doctor immediately, or the Healthline on 0800 611 116 for free advice 24 hours a day 7 days per week.

Two doses of the measles vaccine is all you need to protect yourself, your family and your community.  Vaccination is particularly important if you are planning to travel anywhere overseas - to protect yourself and to help prevent outbreaks in New Zealand.

Check with your family doctor whether you and your family have been fully immunised against measles - especially if you were born after 1968.

Further information is available on our dedicated measles page (public health topics > infectious diseases > measles) alternatively, you can visit the Ministry of Health website at www.health.govt.nz/measles

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