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.

  • 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.

  • Peer counsellors support breastfeeding mums

    Published Tuesday 19 Sep 2017

    We are proud to be a member of Breastfeeding Wairarapa and along with this collective, support the recent Peer Counsellor programme for breastfeeding mothers.

  • Mumps cases on the rise

    Published Monday 4 Sep 2017

    We are experiencing an increase in the number of people who have contracted mumps. Since the beginning of the year, there have been 13 people confirmed with mumps in the greater Wellington region. 85% of these people with mumps are aged between 10-29 years.

  • The Big Latch On Wairarapa

    Published Thursday 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

    Published Monday 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

    Published Wednesday 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.

Last updated 31 July 2017.