- Healthy living
- Babies and toddlers
- Emergency management
- Environmental health
- Food and physical activity
- Sexual health
- Stop the spread of disease
- Teeth and gums
Protecting your health in a natural disaster
When a natural disaster occurs, ordinary services and infrastructure are likely to be disrupted. As a result, unhealthy conditions can develop. It’s important to be prepared so that you know what to do to protect your health.
7 Aug 2012: Keeping safe from volcanic ash
Volcanic ash can harm people and animals and destroy property, both near to the eruption and hundreds of kilometres away. Find advice on what to do before and during an eruption. Read more
Councils, district health boards, civil defence groups
- Check your local and regional councils’ websites, or visit their offices.
- Also check your local district health board and civil defence group websites.
Get Ready, Get Through. This website tells you about storing water and preparing a household emergency checklist.
Find out more from the Ministry
For the health sector, careful planning for national emergencies is critical to safe-guarding the public health care system. Find out more in Emergency management.