Nelson Marlborough Public Health

Snap-a-brusher and win

If you Snap-a-brusher you could win a prize...and you will be helping your child's tooth brushing.


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Switch to Water

It's National Oral Health Day on 3 November and we want you to Switch to Water.


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Student leaders say they're sweet enough

The first supermarket in the Nelson Marlborough region has agreed to restrict sales of high-sugar and artificially-sweetened drinks to school children from 7am-3pm.

It marks the start of a 'healthy sales' initiative under the Sweet Enough Water Only programme where Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service (PHS) staff help schools and sports organisations to adopt water-only (and plain milk) guidelines.


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More Maori and Pacific parents choosing to immunise their children

Maori and Pacific parents in the Nelson Marlborough region are choosing to vaccinate their children in greater numbers.


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Remember mumps these school holidays

Dr Andrew Lindsay, Medical Officer of Health with the Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service, has issued a reminder to GPs and other healthcare professionals in the region to be alert to mumps.


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Public health alert: Mumps cases on the rise in Marlborough

Three cases of mumps teenagers and young adults in Marlborough have been notified recently to the Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service.


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Community cancer korero coming

Another community hui is planned to help whanau understand cancer and the importance of early detection.


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Tackling the Superbugs

Two local doctors have teamed up to fight the rise of superbugs caused by antibiotics resistance.


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Public health advice: Cryptosporidium cases in Marlborough

Blenheim’s Stadium 2000 pool complex has been closed temporarily as a precautionary measure to prevent more cryptosporidium cases.


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Small steps to big changes

It’s Men’s Health Week.  Encourage your partner, father, brother, uncle and nephew to get proactive about improving their health and wellbeing.


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