See the articles below for the latest news from Regional Public Health, you can also visit our public health alerts page for up to date information on the health in our community.

  • Healthy Housing organisations commit to ending cold, damp housing in the Wellington region

    Published Tuesday 9 Oct 2018

    The Wellington Healthy Housing Regional Response Group met on Thursday 4 October, at the Lower Hutt Events Centre, to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the vision that ‘Everyone living in the Wellington region lives in warm, dry and safe housing by 2025’.

  • Water-only in schools

    Published Monday 3 Sep 2018

    The Wellington branch of the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) is committed to a water-only future for our schools and have generously sponsored water kits to 16 decile 1-6 schools in the Wellington region.

  • Influenza outbreaks in schools and ECCs

    Published Thursday 23 Aug 2018

    In the last week Regional Public Health has been notified of influenza outbreaks in a number of schools and early child education centres (ECCs) in the greater Wellington region.

  • School holidays prompt measles immunisation reminder

    Published Friday 13 Apr 2018

    Over the past week, there have been five confirmed cases of measles reported in the South Island. Health officials are now warning parents around the country to be aware of other possible cases.

  • SHIVERS-II influenza research

    Published Tuesday 6 Mar 2018

    The SHIVERS projects are aimed at improving the understanding of influenza and respiratory viruses and how to prevent their spread. Regional Public Health has been invited to participate in this significant research project.

  • Cryptosporidiosis and swimming facilities

    Published Friday 16 Feb 2018

    Regional Public Health has noticed an increase in cryptosporidium cases, many associated with swimming facilities, in the Wellington region over recent weeks.

  • Toxic algae alert for Hutt River

    Published Thursday 30 Nov 2017

    Greater Wellington Regional Council together with Regional Public Health are warning swimmers to stay out of the Hutt River below Kaitoke due to the increased risk of swallowing potentially fatal toxic algae, which is blooming in the warm dry weather.

  • Stay safe in the garden this summer

    Published Wednesday 29 Nov 2017

    RPH staff visited local schools during November to raise awareness of Legionnaires’ disease and educate staff and students on how to protect themselves while in the garden.

  • Winners in Excellence in Leadership and Transforming Organisations Culture

    Published Monday 20 Nov 2017

    Regional Public Health along with Tumai Hauora ki Porirua Alliance were winners at the Capital & Coast District Health Board Quality Awards last week.

  • Seventh-day Adventist school embraces water-only

    Published Tuesday 10 Oct 2017

    Seventh-day Adventist school has seen a number of positive changes in students since introducing water-only messages at school.

Last updated 31 July 2017.