- Your health
- Healthy living
Learn about some of the addictions that affect New Zealanders, and know how to get help for yourself or someone you know.
Information on who looks after your water, how water quality is monitored, resources for people who aren’t on town supply, and more.
Make sure you have a plan and know what to do in a public health emergency, like a flu pandemic or natural disaster.
- Coping after a traumatic event
- Feeding your baby during an emergency
- Managing stress in an emergency
Your environment can have a big effect on your health. Find out how to stay safe and healthy in your home and in the outdoors.
- Food irradiation
- Hazardous substances
- Household items and electronics
- Infectious disease prevention & control
Food, activity and sleep
Eating well, being active and getting enough sleep are key ingredients for a healthy life.
- BMI calculator
- Food-related choking
- Green Prescriptions
- Guidance for workplaces
- Healthy weight gain during pregnancy
Immunisation uses your body’s natural defence mechanism, the immune response, to build resistance to specific infections. If you have been immunised and you come into contact with that disease, your immune system will respond to prevent you developing the disease.
Free immunisations are available in New Zealand.
Here you can learn about contraception and talking to teens about sexual health.
Teeth and gums
Healthy teeth will last a lifetime. Learn how you and your family can look after your teeth and gums, and access some great resources to help you.
Transgender New Zealanders
Information for trans and gender-diverse New Zealanders, and their family and whānau.
Warmer, drier homes
Keeping your family healthy this winter means keeping your home warm and dry.
Stay well this winter
Winter is usually a busy time for the health and disability sector, but this season may be especially challenging.
Stop the spread of disease
Diseases that make you cough and sneeze, like the flu, can spread easily through the community. Find out how to stop them:
If abuse is happening in your family or you’re worried about someone else – a friend, neighbour, workmate or child’s friend – then get help now.
Call the Family Violence Information Line: 0800 456 450. Read more
Information on safer drinking and the effects of alcohol. Read more
Many diseases are preventable, through actions like getting immunised and preparing food safely.
Visit Diseases and illnesses to find out about specific diseases, and what you can do to keep your family safe.