The health of Auckland’s population is important to us, but we may not be the best place for the topic you’re trying to find.

Below is a list of organisations with a few topics you may be looking for. These organisations also do work in many other areas – please visit their sites for resources and information.

For questions about your health or vaccinations, call Healthline at 0800 611 116 (24 hours,) or your GP.

Logo - Auckland CouncilAuckland Council 

Auckland Council services include noise control, air quality, safe foods and environments. 

  • safe swim information
  • Auckland emergency management
  • for complaints about noise and air quality
  • food premises and public pools
  • cemetery enquiries
  • sightings of toxic sea slugs or jelly fish
  • fluorescent lights
  • methamphetamine property contamination.

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Logo - Ministry of HealthMinistry of Health

NZ government’s principal advisor on health and disability services. They administer the funding of health services, implement, administer and enforce relevant legislation and regulations, provide health information and advice, develop policy and monitor health services. 

  • licensing of rest homes
  • eligibility for health services
  • special medicines authority
  • chicken pox
  • hand foot and mouth disease
  • ring worm
  • scabies
  • slapped cheek
  • bed bugs
  • head lice
  • cockroaches
  • radiation safety
  • mould and moisture
  • mercury spills
  • unflued gas heaters
  • contaminated land
  • vertebrate toxic agents.

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Logo - WatercareWatercare

Watercare is an Auckland Council controlled organisation that provides water and wastewater services in the Auckland region.

  • greywater
  • complaints about drinking water
  • to report a sewage or storm water overflow.

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Logo - SafeTravelSafeTravel

Official advice for New Zealanders living and travelling overseas.

  • travel vaccines
  • risk of travelling.

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Logo - Ministry for Primary IndustriesMinistry for Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries is the public service department of New Zealand charged with overseeing, managing and regulating the farming, fishing, food, animal welfare, biosecurity, and forestry sectors of New Zealand's primary industries.

  • to report food product complaints
  • surveillance
  • mosquito sightings
  • information on algal blooms and shellfish biotoxin alerts.

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Logo - Ministry of EducationMinistry of Education

The Ministry of Education is the government’s principal advisor on the education system. Their role includes funding of pre-school services, schools and tertiary providers, supporting school functions, licensing of early childhood education providers, developing policy and monitoring of education services.

  • for information on the process of early childhood education centre (ECEC) licensing
  • complaints about schools and ECECs.

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Logo - WorkSafe NZWorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe is New Zealand’s primary workplace health and safety regulator with three key roles: regulatory confidence, harm prevention, and system leadership.

  • injury, illness or incident at a work place
  • electrical and gas event notifications
  • asbestos: working with it; disposing of it; residential landlords; licence holder register
  • authorised disposal sites

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Logo - MedSafeMedSafe

The New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority is a business unit of the Ministry of Health, responsible for the regulation of medicines and medical devices in New Zealand.

  • Medicines Act 1981 and Regulations 1984
  • dietary supplements: queries, importing 
  • adverse reactions to medicines 
  • therapeutic products: medicines, medical devices, controlled drugs used as medicines

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Logo - Environmental Protection AuthorityEnvironmental Protection Authority (EPA)

The government agency responsible for regulating activities that affect New Zealand's environment.

  • hazardous substances
  • applications and permits
  • aerosols
  • fireworks
  • spa and pool chemicals
  • 1080

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