Welcome to the New Zealand Ministry of Health

The Government's principal advisor on health and disability: improving, promoting and protecting the health of all New Zealanders

Healthy Ageing Strategy

Healthy Ageing Strategy

Learn more about the new Healthy Ageing Strategy, a vision and action plan for maximising health and wellbeing as people age in New Zealand.

Call healthline 0800 611 116

Need health advice over the holidays?

  • Call Healthline on 0800 611 116 for free advice from trained registered nurses, 24 hours a day.
  • Call Plunketline for advice on parenting issues and your child’s health and wellbeing, 24 hours a day on 0800 933 922.
  • Life is feeling a bit tough over Christmas? Call 0800 111 757 or free text 4202 to talk to trained counsellors, 24 hours a day.


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