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.

  • Rheumatic fever cases increase

    Published Tuesday 1 Sep 2020

    This year has seen an increase in cases of rheumatic fever in the greater Wellington region. Of the nine cases notified this year to Regional Public Health (RPH) this year, seven are children aged under 15 years.

  • COVID-19 cases recovered in Greater Wellington

    Published Thursday 14 May 2020

    Regional Public Health (RPH) can confirm that in the past week, the remaining active cases of COVID-19 in Wellington have now recovered.

  • Day-in-the-life of a COVID-19 contact tracer

    Published Tuesday 28 Apr 2020

    Liz Macdonald, Communicable Disease Clinical Nurse Specialist, gives a glimpse into life for contact tracing teams at the frontline of the COVID-19 response in Wellington.

  • Ngā mihi maioha ki te whare herehere o Rimutaka

    Published Thursday 23 Apr 2020

    Well Homes would like to express their thanks and gratitude to Rimutaka Prison for their recent generous donation of 200 new duvets.

  • Measles exposure on flights 6-7 December

    Published Friday 13 Dec 2019

    RPH is asking passengers on the following flights on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th December to be aware of the symptoms of measles.

  • 1 further measles case in Greater Wellington Region

    Published Tuesday 29 Oct 2019

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

  • Regional Public Health tracing contacts after further measles case in Wellington

    Published Thursday 24 Oct 2019

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

  • 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.

Last updated 29 May 2020.