On 1 July 2022 Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand and Te Aka Whai Ora – Māori Health Authority became Aotearoa’s new national health authorities and Regional Public Health as an entity was disestablished and became part of Te Whatu Ora.

If you have a specific question about public health in Capital, Coast, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa please email rph@huttvalleydhb.org.nz

Te Whatu Ora and Te Aka Whai Ora are committed to delivering a health system that is simpler and more coordinated, allowing for better and more consistent care to support all New Zealanders to live longer and have the best possible quality of life.

For information about the governance of Te Whatu Ora and Te Aka Whai Ora please visit www.tewhatuora.govt.nz or www.teakawhaiora.nz

Latest news

17 Mar 2022

Youth require more protection from access to vaping products – results from study

A study conducted recently by the University of Otago and Regional Public Health Wellington has found that despite recent changes to vaping regulations in New Zealand, some retailers are circumventing regulations designed to protect young people from exposure to vaping products and promotions.

17 Mar 2022

Water fluoridation in Wellington

With fluoride temporarily removed from water supplies in Porirua, Manor Park, Stokes Valley, Wellington City and Upper Hutt, we encourage our communities to be vigilant with oral health care at home.

11 Mar 2022

The rising stars of rugby league and health promotion

A health promotion initiative that utilises rugby league as a vehicle to promote positive health action to whānau, has achieved remarkable success. The community collaboration is a pilot initiative which has seen the Nga Hau E Wha O Wainuiomata Under-14 Kotiro rugby league team develop as both promising rugby league players and health promoters.

16 Feb 2022

COVID-19 testing in the community

Aotearoa New Zealand is now at phase 2 of the Government’s Omicron response, and Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast DHBs have seen increased demand for testing across all our sites.

Water-only Schools

Go the H2O and become a water-only school today!

Fruit and vege co-ops

Fresh fruit and vegetables at affordable prices delivered each week to your community. Join one today.

Vaping facts

Want the facts on vaping? Check the Ministry of Health's new website.