Public Health


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Taranaki District Health Board's Public Health service works both in the hospital environment and throughout the community to promote healthy living and protect the population through education, monitoring, screening and treatment.

Health Protection

Health Protection provides regulatory and audit services, and public advocacy/advisory services in the areas of food, communicable disease control, environmental health, toxic substance management. The unit also deals with public health aspects of civil defence. Click here for more information.

Information for private drinking-water supply owners in Taranaki

Click here for information for people who have a private drinking-water supply, are not connected to a council, or town, reticulated supply and who may be concerned about their water quality. On this page you will find: Frequently Asked Questions, Guidelines for Responding to a Drinking-water Contamination Event, and Drinking Water Standards for New Zealand.

Bathing Water Quality - Can I swim?

The Taranaki Regional Council undertakes microbiological water quality monitoring at a number of Taranaki coastal bathing beaches and freshwater swimming spots between November and March each year. Click here for more information.



Last updated: Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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