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.

  • Number of measles cases in Wellington at 33 for 2019

    Published Friday 18 Oct 2019

    Regional Public Health (RPH), Wellington has been notified of two confirmed cases of measles and is asking people who may have been in contact with these people to watch out for symptoms. The infected people visited several public places before they were diagnosed. At these times the people did not know they had measles.

  • Ministry of Health reminder about vaping

    Published Friday 18 Oct 2019

    Concerns have been expressed by school teachers and professional bodies about young people vaping and the Ministry of Health would like to reiterate its advice about vaping.

  • 2 further measles cases in Greater Wellington Region

    Published Tuesday 15 Oct 2019

    Regional Public Health (RPH), Wellington has been notified of two confirmed cases of measles and is asking people who may have been in contact with these people to watch out for symptoms. The infected people visited several public places before they were diagnosed. At these times the people did not know they had measles.

  • Two further measles cases in Greater Wellington Region

    Published Wednesday 2 Oct 2019

    Regional Public Health (RPH), Wellington has been notified of two confirmed cases of measles and is asking people who may have been in contact with these people to watch out for symptoms.

  • Measles on Bus/Train in Wellington

    Published Monday 23 Sep 2019

    RPH is asking passengers on the following train and/or bus on Monday 16 September to be aware of the symptoms of measles.

  • Ministry of Health wins three Spirit of Service Awards

    Published Monday 23 Sep 2019

    The Healthy Homes Initiative won the Prime Minister’s Award at the Spirit of Service Awards.

  • Measles on Wellington/Auckland flights 30 August and 1 September

    Published Friday 6 Sep 2019

    RPH is asking passengers on two flights between Wellington and Auckland last weekend or who visited Te Papa (on Saturday 31 August between 11am and 1pm), to check their immunity to measles.

  • Smoke-free cars - the right to clean air for tamariki

    Published Friday 30 Aug 2019

    Protecting children from secondhand smoke was the topic of RPH's submission to the Health Select Committee this week.

  • Updated advice for measles vaccination

    Published Thursday 29 Aug 2019

    People travelling to Auckland should be immunised against measles before they travel. Babies travelling to Auckland should be vaccinated at 12 months of age and at least two weeks before travelling to allow their immunity to develop.

  • Measles on Wellington to Auckland flight

    Published Friday 23 Aug 2019

    Regional Public Health (RPH) is asking passengers on a flight between Wellington and Auckland last Saturday 17th August to check their immunity to measles.

Last updated 31 July 2017.