Upcoming events

    • 26 May 2017
    • 7:15 AM - 8:45 AM
    • The Boatshed, Wellington Waterfront

    Come along and hear expert commentary from leading progressives on how the Government's 2017 budget will affect New Zealanders, in particular children and young people. 

    This annual event is brought to you by the Wellington branches of the Public Health Association and the Child Poverty Action Group. Register here

    • 19 Jun 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Waipuna Conference Centre, Mount Wellington, Auckland

    Māori Public Health: Business - Innovation - Health

    Following the success of the last two oversubscribed Māori Public Health Symposia, the Public Health Association will host a third Māori Public Health Symposium, this time in Auckland.

    The theme, Māori Public Health: Business - Innovation - Health, invites creative conversation about the solutions we design in public health, embracing business, Māori development and new ways of funding to have more freedom in defining the future of Māori public health.

    This is a workshop-style symposium with savvy aspirational leaders from health, business, research and successful youth-driven initiatives. Our speakers include Dr Amohia Boulton (Whakauae Research Services), Laura O’Connell-Rapira  (ActionStation) and Phil Clarke (Post Haste). Other speakers will be announced shortly.

    PHA Member Registration  $200 inc GST
    PHA Non-member Registration   
    $275 inc GST
    Student & Unwaged Registration        $75 inc GST




    We are pleased to include one year's membership with the non-member registration. This is open to all those who are not currently PHA members. Your membership will start on July 1.

    PHA Membership is free for full time students and starts at only $20 for people on low incomes.

    By joining the PHA, you become part of a large and passionate public health community. You can get involved through our network of branches and special interest groups, access our member only areas on the website and receive The Bulletin each month. Members also have access to discounts at key public health events in New Zealand and overseas.

    Questions regarding the Māori Public Health Symposium should be directed to Adrian Te Patu, Symposium Convenor.

    The symposium is on Monday 19th June at the Waipuna Conference Centre. Free parking is available on site.

    Dr Amohia Boulton - Whakauae Research Services

    Amohia is the Director of Whakauae Research Services, the only iwi-owned and mandated health research centre in Aotearoa. Whakauae Research Services is owned by Ngāti Hauiti, a small iwi nestled along the Rangitikei river. Amohia’s research interests and publications focus on aspects of Māori health services research, particularly the relationship between, and contribution of, government policy, contracting mechanisms, and accountability frameworks to improving health outcomes for Māori. Return to top.

    Laura O’Connell-Rapira - ActionStation

    Laura is a creative campaigner, crowd-funding enthusiast and planner of parties with purpose. She believes that small actions and lots of people can create big change. She is passionate about empowering people to take action on the issues they care about. Laura co-founded RockEnrol and Our PLACE Events and currently works for ActionStation. As the director of Campaigns at ActionStation she's helped build a community of over 140,000 members to participate in campaigns designed to drive a fairer, more just and sustainable Aotearoa New Zealand. Return to top.

    Phil Clarke - Post Haste

    Phil is Commercial Manager for Post Haste, part of the Freightways group, which is one of the leading providers of express package services throughout New Zealand. Originally a butcher and a courier driver, Phil led a transformational wellness programme to improve the health and wellbeing of their employees across the country. Phil provides valuable insight to inspiring a whole workforce with simple, easy, achievable health goals. This year the Human Resources Institute of New Zealand awarded the Safety and Wellbeing in association with Southern Cross Health Society Award to Post Haste Limited. Finalists included the Ministry of Social Development.  Return to top.


    • 02 Oct 2017
    • 04 Oct 2017
    • Ōtautahi Christchurch

    Valuing Connections, Connecting Values. Ō Tātou Kaha, Ō Tātou Pae Ora. 

    Join us in Ōtautahi Christchurch for the 2017 Public Health Association of New Zealand Conference to explore the connections and values of public health. The focus is on place and environments, people and communities, knowledge and wellbeing, as we work to continue building a healthier, stronger, connected Aotearoa New Zealand.

    Connections with place & environments - toitū te whenua

    Connections with people & communities - toitū te tāngata

    Connections for knowledge - toitū te māramatanga

    Connections for wellbeing - toitū te ora

    Visit the conference website at www.pha.org.nz/conference.

    Submit your abstract today. Abstracts close Tuesday 2 May 2017.

    Download the conference flyer.

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