New Zealand Medical Assistance Team

The Ministry of Health is developing a medical assistance team (NZMAT) that can be deployed to support local health services in the event of a major emergency within New Zealand or the south-west Pacific.

NZMAT is a civilian-based disaster medical assistance team comprising of clinical and allied staff that include doctors, nurses, paramedics, allied health, and non-medical members such as logisticians.


Photos from past deployments, training sessions and disaster areas.

Current deployments

No NZMAT teams are deployed at this time.

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