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COVID-19

23.10.2020

Where to get tested in Auckland during Labour weekend (24-26 October)

The metro Auckland DHBs (Waitematā, Auckland and Counties Manukau) will operate seven community testing centres (CTCs)...

COVID-19

23.10.2020

Confirmed COVID-19 case at Snap Fitness Browns Bay

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) can confirm that one of the recent community cases...

NEWS

22.10.2020

Five community testing centres open in Auckland this long weekend (24-26 October)

The metro Auckland DHBs (Waitematā, Auckland and Counties Manukau) are boosting COVID-19 testing capacity and community...

NEWS

22.10.2020

Reassuring letter to Rangitoto College on family case

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has reassured parents and staff at Rangitoto College that...

NEWS

22.10.2020

Two additional Community Testing Centres open on the North Shore

The metro Auckland DHBs (Waitematā, Auckland and Counties Manukau) have opened two additional community testing...

NEWS

21.10.2020

Patrons of Greenhithe pub asked to self isolate and get tested

People at The Malt pub in Greenhithe on Friday night, 16 October, are being asked...

COVID-19

24.9.2020

Confirmed COVID-19 case visits a number of Auckland retail outlets

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) can confirm a person who later tested positive for...

COVID-19

20.9.2020

Three Kings School parents told student with COVID-19 not at school while infectious

Three Kings School parents told student with COVID-19 not at school while infectious

A student at...

COVID-19

17.9.2020

Very small number of close contacts at Chapel Down School and everyone to be tested as a precaution

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is asking the students and staff at Chapel Downs...

NEWS

16.9.2020

Chapel Downs School closes while contacts are traced

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is working with Chapel Downs School after a child...

COVID-19

16.9.2020

Advice for Les Mills Takapuna gym members and their household and work contacts

A person with COVID-19 attended three Les Mills Takapuna gym classes on Wed 9 and...

COVID-19

13.9.2020

Confirmed COVID-19 case at North Shore gym, supermarket and Warehouse store

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) can confirm that a person later diagnosed as having...

NEWS

9.9.2020

Northern Express bus driver confirmed with COVID-19, but low risk to passengers

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) confirms that a driver of the Northern Express (NEX)...

NEWS

9.9.2020

Confirmed case of COVID-19 associated with Auckland cluster

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) can confirm that an employee of Hāpai Te Hauora...

NEWS

8.9.2020

Confirmed COVID-19 case at St Dominic’s Catholic College

Confirmed COVID-19 case at St Dominic’s Catholic College

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) can confirm...

ALERT

3.9.2020

- Public Health Advice - Fire at Richard Pearce Drive, Mangere

Public Health Advice for people affected by the fire at Richard Pearce Drive, Mangere

3 September...

NEWS

27.8.2020

Mt Albert Grammar School community asked to get tested

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is asking all students and staff at Mt Albert...

NEWS

26.8.2020

Five confirmed COVID-19 cases associated with Mt Roskill church – Update

As noted in today’s 1pm update from the Ministry of Health, Auckland Regional Public Health...

COVID-19

26.8.2020

Five confirmed COVID-19 cases associated with Mt Roskill church

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) can confirm that five people associated with the Mt...

COVID-19

23.8.2020

Further Auckland bus journeys under investigation

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has identified further bus journeys taken separately by two...

COVID-19

22.8.2020

COVID-19 cases on Auckland bus journeys

An Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) investigation has found that two people later diagnosed...

COVID-19

22.8.2020

Confirmed COVID-19 case at two Countdown stores

Auckland Regional Public Health Service can confirm that a person later diagnosed as having COVID-19...

NEWS

20.8.2020

Alert Level 3 reduces COVID-19 risk at shopping centre

An employee of a Westfield St Luke’s retail shop has worked at the Centre for...

NEWS

19.8.2020

Low risk of COVID-19 from supermarket exposures

A person with COVID-19 has been at Countdown Quay St on Sunday 16 August from...

NEWS

17.8.2020

COVID-19 case at Avondale College

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been working with Avondale College to identify close...

NEWS

13.8.2020

Two schools and a preschool closed due to COVID-19

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has confirmed that two Auckland schools and a pre-school...

NEWS

13.8.2020

Fifteen COVID-19 Auckland Community Testing Centres open on Thursday 13 August

Updated 6pm 13 August 2020

Record testing numbers in Auckland, Central City CTC to move to...

COVID-19

13.8.2020

Close contacts identified at Mt Albert Grammar School

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has worked with Mt Albert Grammar School to identify...

NEWS

12.8.2020

Seven new pop-up COVID-19 Testing Centres open in Auckland

 

Health authorities in Auckland continue to ask residents to be vigilant and follow public health...

NEWS

12.8.2020

Mt Albert Primary School closes for public health investigation

Mt Albert Primary School will remain closed for the remainder of this week while Auckland...

NEWS

12.8.2020

COVID-19 Community Case – Auckland Health Sector Update

Health authorities in Auckland are asking residents to be vigilant and follow public health advice...

COVID-19

31.7.2020

Low risk of COVID-19 from shopping outlet and pool hall visits

Low risk of COVID-19 from shopping outlet and pool hall visits

Auckland Regional Public Health Service...

COVID-19

21.5.2020

COVID-19 contact tracing at Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Learn about what COVID-19 contact tracing involves at Auckland Regional Public Health Service

(Note for media:...

COVID-19

5.3.2020

Family in COVID-19 isolation requires restraint and calm

Family in COVID-19 isolation requires restraint and calm

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is asking...

COVID-19

4.3.2020

Second case of COVID-19 confirmed

Second case of COVID-19 in Auckland

A second person has been confirmed with COVID-19 and is...

COVID-19

3.3.2020

Confirmed case of COVID-19 in Auckland

Passenger on Bali Auckland Flight on 26 February confirmed with COVID-19      

A passenger who flew from...

MEASLES

24.1.2020

Measles case on flights between Auckland and Tonga

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a passenger with measles on...

NEWS

6.1.2020

Australian bushfire haze in Auckland region

Auckland Regional Public Health Service is liaising with Auckland Council to monitor air quality and...

MEASLES

24.12.2019

Measles case on Samoa to Auckland flight

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a passenger with measles on...

MEASLES

17.12.2019

Check you’re immune to measles before you travel these holidays

Auckland Regional Public Health Service is reminding people to check they’re immune to measles before...

MEASLES

28.11.2019

Measles case on Samoa to Auckland flight

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a passenger with measles on...

MEASLES

27.11.2019

Measles case on Fiji to Auckland flight

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of passengers with measles on a...

MEASLES

14.11.2019

Measles cases on two Samoa to Auckland flights

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of passengers with measles on two...

MEASLES

11.11.2019

Measles case on Samoa to Auckland flight

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a case of measles on...

MEASLES

7.11.2019

Measles case on Samoa to Auckland flight

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a case of measles in...

NEWS

25.10.2019

- Public Health Advice - City residents and building managers

Getting out in the CBD after the Sky City Convention Centre fire

There will still be some...

NEWS

22.10.2019

- Public Health Advice - CBD fire at Sky City Convention Centre

People living or working near today’s large-scale fire at the site of the Sky City...

MEASLES

21.10.2019

Temporary management of MMR vaccine in metropolitan Auckland

The measles outbreak has led to a high demand for the Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR)...

MEASLES

18.10.2019

Government announces next steps in fight against measles

Media statement from Hon Julie Anne Genter, Associate Minister of HealthGovernment announces next steps in...

MEASLES

16.10.2019

Measles alert for North Island Seventh Day Adventist school holiday camp

Children and adults who were at a Seventh Day Adventist camp in Rotorua may need...

MEASLES

14.10.2019

Measles case on Air New Zealand flight from Sunshine Coast to Auckland

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a passenger with measles flying...

MEASLES

2.10.2019

Measles case on Auckland to Tauranga return flights

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified that a person with measles flew...

MEASLES

1.10.2019

Report investigates high hospitalisation rates for measles in Auckland region

A report from the Auckland regional coordination centre for the measles outbreak has found the...

MEASLES

25.9.2019

Measles case on Virgin flight from Gold Coast to Auckland

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a passenger with measles flying...

MEASLES

24.9.2019

Measles alert for Tongan community as case attended PM’s memorial service

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is asking people attending the memorial service for Tongan...

MEASLES

23.9.2019

Temporary management of MMR vaccine in metropolitan Auckland

The following media release was issued jointly by the three Auckland metropolitan DHBs (Waitematā, Counties...

MEASLES

20.9.2019

Measles case on Auckland-Perth-Auckland flights

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a case of measles in...

MEASLES

13.9.2019

Measles case on Melbourne to Auckland flight

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a passenger infectious with measles...

MEASLES

9.9.2019

Measles outbreak – 1131 cases nationally, 944 in Auckland, 650 in CMDHB

The total number of measles cases in Auckland is at 944 today.

MEASLES

5.9.2019

Measles case on Auckland to Melbourne flight

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a case of measles in...

MEASLES

5.9.2019

Measles cases rise to 821 in Auckland, nationally 991

The total number of measles cases in Auckland is at 821 today, up from 812...

MEASLES

3.9.2019

Measles case on Auckland-Sydney-Auckland flights

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a case of measles in...

MEASLES

2.9.2019

Measles outbreak - 963 cases nationally, 804 in Auckland, 556 in CMDHB

The total number of measles cases in Auckland is at 804 today, up from 778...

MEASLES

31.8.2019

Measles outbreak serious but most planned events can go ahead.

Auckland is experiencing a significant and ongoing outbreak of measles, with a total of 778...

MEASLES

29.8.2019

Measles case on Samoa to Auckland flight

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a passenger with measles travelling...

MEASLES

31.7.2019

Measles warning for Dunedin to Auckland flight

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is alerting passengers on a flight from Dunedin to...

MEASLES

19.7.2019

New term means new measles cases in Auckland schools and early learning centres.

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) will be asking schools and early learning services to...

MEASLES

17.7.2019

Measles on weekend trip from Auckland to Palmerston North

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is alerting passengers on weekend flights between Auckland and...

MEASLES

12.7.2019

Measles case on Auckland to New Plymouth flight

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is aware of a person who flew from Auckland...

MEASLES

9.7.2019

Measles case on Bali to Auckland flight

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a case of measles in...

MEASLES

12.6.2019

Children to be vaccinated for measles at 12 months

The first measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination has been brought forward to 12 months...

MEASLES

17.5.2019

Measles spread across region from initial West Auckland cases

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of another eight new measles  cases in...

SMOKEFREE

14.5.2019

Record number of illegal cigarette sales to teenagers

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) last month identified nine retailers illegally selling tobacco to...

MEASLES

26.4.2019

Auckland measles cases: 27

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of another six new measles cases,...

MEASLES

24.4.2019

Auckland measles cases: 21

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of another four new measles cases,...

MEASLES

23.4.2019

Auckland measles cases: 18

The number of confirmed measles cases in Auckland stands at 18 for the year, with...

MEASLES

10.4.2019

Auckland measles cases: 16

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of another new measles case, taking...

MEASLES

9.4.2019

Auckland measles cases: 15

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of three new measles cases, taking...

MEASLES

1.4.2019

Number of measles cases in Auckland rises to 12

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of two new cases, increasing a...

MEASLES

28.3.2019

Auckland has ten cases of measles

There are now 10 confirmed cases of measles this year in Auckland, as at 2.

MEASLES

26.3.2019

Nine cases of measles confirmed in Auckland

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of five new cases of measles,...

MEASLES

22.3.2019

Measles FAQs

Measles: a quick guide FAQsWith measles outbreaks happening all over the world, including here in...

MEASLES

18.3.2019

Fourth measles case notified in Auckland

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is working with the University of Auckland to contact students and staff...

MEASLES

13.3.2019

Two measles cases notified in Auckland

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is asking people who may have been exposed to...

ALERT

6.3.2019

South Auckland Fire - Public health advice

There has been a large-scale fire today in South Auckland.

MEASLES

28.2.2019

Measles alert for Auckland

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a case of measles and is asking...

NEWS

8.2.2019

Staying safe in summer

Kiwis relish long sunny days - bbq’s, festivals and fun at the beach.

WHOOPING COUGH

23.1.2019

Whooping cough spike prompts call for immunisation catch ups

Auckland Regional Public Health Service is asking parents to get their children immunised for the...

NEWS

10.1.2019

Kiwis search for bite and sting help

Media release from the Ministry of Health

Kiwis appear to seeking help online for summer...

FOODBORNE ILLNESS

12.12.2018

10 tips to a happy and hygienic holiday

Long lunches, festive feasts and outdoor events go hand in hand over the Christmas holidays.

MEASLES

11.12.2018

Measles alert for travellers from Philippines

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a new case of measles...

DENGUE FEVER

11.12.2018

Summer holiday traveller precaution to the Pacific and South East Asia

With a rise in dengue fever in travellers returning from holidays, Auckland Regional Public Health...

MENINGOCOCCAL

28.11.2018

Public health keeps a close eye on Meningococcal W disease

Auckland public health experts are closely monitoring cases of meningococcal disease in the region, with...

HEALTHY AUCKLAND TOGETHER

9.11.2018

Comic highlights ‘avalanche’ of marketing to children

The Healthy Auckland Together coalition of health agencies, university, iwi and local government is calling...

MENINGOCOCCAL

8.11.2018

Increase in meningococcal disease leads to national alert

Members of the public and health professionals are asked to be vigilant for suspected meningococcal...

MENINGOCOCCAL

23.10.2018

Public health provides antibiotics, advice after meningococcal death following camp

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has sent staff to a Motutapu Island camp to...

NEWS

30.8.2018

Auckland Council’s aerial 1080 operation in the Hunua Ranges 2018

1080 controls protect public healthAuckland Regional Public Health Service has placed conditions on a proposed...

SMOKEFREE

31.5.2018

Auckland businesses targeted in smoke-free operation

Public health officials will be working with licensed clubs, theatres and hospitality venues over Auckland...

ALERT

11.5.2018

Public health interviewing worst affected at Augusta House

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is following up on people who have become unwell...

SMOKEFREE

4.5.2018

Illegal trading in Mangere encourages childhood addiction

An undercover operation by public health in Mangere revealed that three out of 10 outlets...

RESOURCES AND SURVEILLANCE

2.5.2018

Public Health Highlights

This report highlights the role of Auckland Regional Public Health Service in protecting and promoting...

MEASLES

23.4.2018

Measles alert for Kuala Lumpur flight passengers

Travellers who arrived at Auckland International Airport on Malaysia Airlines MH133 from Kuala Lumpur at...

FOODBORNE ILLNESS

12.4.2018

Preventing foodborne illness when the power’s out

With some households in the region facing two or more days without electricity, it will...

ALCOHOL

23.3.2018

Opposition to fifth bottle store in Takanini leads to community win

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is pleased with a community win from its opposition...

MEASLES

13.3.2018

Another measles case in Auckland: Call for vigilance

The Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has confirmed a second case of measles.

ALERT

7.3.2018

Fire at Sims Pacific Metals on James Fletcher Drive, South Auckland

If you live in Ōtāhuhu or surrounding areas, take precautionary measures to prevent breathing in...

MEASLES

28.2.2018

Measles alert for Singapore flight passengers

Travellers who arrived at Auckland International Airport on Singapore Airlines flight SQ285 from Singapore at...

DENGUE FEVER

21.12.2017

Dengue fever spike prompts health warning

With dengue fever outbreaks across the Pacific, Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is advising...

FOODBORNE ILLNESS

19.12.2017

Don’t give food poisoning for Christmas

Barbecues, family feasts and outdoor eating go with the territory during the Christmas holidays –...

FOODBORNE ILLNESS

8.12.2017

Fish gifted from Pacific relatives to be enjoyed cooked

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is recommending that raw or marinated fish brought in...

WHOOPING COUGH

27.9.2017

Four clusters of whooping cough identified across Auckland

Four Auckland communities are experiencing small clusters of whooping cough cases with five local schools...

MUMPS

6.9.2017

Teenagers and young people bear the burden of low vaccination rates

A ‘lost generation’ of young people is facing a triple threat of potentially serious diseases...

MENINGOCOCCAL

10.8.2017

Public health managing seasonal increase of meningococcal disease

Public health typically observes a seasonal increase of meningococcal disease from June to September each...

RESOURCES AND SURVEILLANCE

17.7.2017

Disease surveillance for Apr-Jun 2017

Dengue feverThere has been an increase (~120%) in the number of cases of dengue fever...

MUMPS

5.7.2017

Five new mumps cases every day in Auckland

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is investigating five new cases of mumps every day,...

MUMPS

3.7.2017

Low vaccination rates fuelling Auckland’s mumps outbreak

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is concerned not enough young Aucklanders are immunised in...

NEWS

15.6.2017

ARPHS welcomes findings from Auckland typhoid outbreak review

The Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) welcomes the findings of the review into the...

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