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Welcome to the PHANZ – a collective voice for a healthy Aotearoa New Zealand!

The Public Health Association of New Zealand (PHANZ) is a national membership association with a commitment to health for all.

We provide opportunity for people who share this commitment to

  • Be part of a collective voice on the determinants of health
  • Gather, share, and learn with others who work in public health
  • Influence policy to improve the health of all New Zealanders
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Our vision: health equity in Aotearoa
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Join us in marking this important day!  

The Role of Indigenous Women in the Preservation and Transmission of Traditional Knowledge” is the theme for this year, recognising that Indigenous women are leaders at local and national levels, and stand at the frontlines of defending their lands, their cultures, and their communities.


Here in Aotearoa let us not just today, but every day, continue to recognise the vital role of Wāhine Māori as the pillars of te ao Māori and value their contribution to their communities, and on the world stage. 


“In order to build an equitable and sustainable future that leaves no one behind, we must amplify the voices of our indigenous women,” is the timely reminder from UN Secretary-General António Guterres in his message to mark the Day.

“Indigenous women are knowledge-keepers of traditional food systems and medicines. They are champions of indigenous languages and cultures.  They defend the environment and indigenous peoples’ human rights,” says Guterres.

Read more HERE. 

Civic Award in recognition of tireless service

 Congratulations to Dr Ramil Adhikari,   Chairman of PHANZ’s Wellington Branch   for receiving the Civic Award for cultural   affairs at the Upper Hutt Civic Awards   and Regional Community Awards   ceremony on Thursday (July 28th).

 The annual Civic Awards are the highest   award for outstanding voluntary service   to the community.

 Upper Hutt Mayor Wayne Guppy who   presented the award to Dr Adhikari     said the ceremony provided an   opportunity to thank award recipients for   their personal leadership, inspiration,   sacrifice or devotion to a cause.

Dr Adhikari received a certificate and a medal, and will have his name added to the Civic Awards board on display at the Upper Hutt City Council reception.

Pictured with Dr Adhikari are Gail Duncan, Co-President PHANZ and Rahini Unnyal, 2 DHB lead from Wellington who were on hand to support and congratulate him at the event.

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