Useful links

With the huge amount of information available on the internet it can sometimes be difficult to know if you can trust the information.

This website provides useful health information for New Zealanders.  It is written and reviewed by medical writers, consumer health organisations and health professionals.

This is the UK’s leading independent health site, established for over 15 years. With more than 16 million visits a month, it is a trusted source of information for both patients and health professionals.

The site contains over 4,000 health information leaflets, a wellbeing centre, a free health check and discussion forum.


My Fitness Pal is a diet and fitness community you can join for free.  You will have access to tools and support to help you achieve your weight loss goals.

It includes a free online calorie counter and diet plan. It has a range of information including nutrition facts for over two million foods.

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Heart Foundation BMI Calculator

This Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator gives you an idea of whether you’re underweight, overweight or an ideal weight for your height as well as healthy eating, exercise and fitness advice.

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Quit smoking calculator

Smoking not only impacts your health but also puts a dint in your wallet.

Find out how much you could save with this online calculator if you quit smoking today.

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Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health leads New Zealand’s health and disability system.  Their website provides information on latest news for NZ’s health care as well as information about health services and health issues.

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Lakes District Health Board

Lakes District Health Board is responsible for the provision of health care services in the Lakes District.

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National Screening Service

The National Screening Service is responsible for the development, management and monitoring of screening programmes in NZ.The website provides information on:

  • Breast Screen Aotearoa
  • National Cervical Screening Programme
  • Antenatal Screening
  • Antenatal HIV Screening
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening Programme
  • Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Programme
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Immunisation Advisory Centre

The Immunisation Advisory Centre provides information about how, why and when we immunise, as well as information about the vaccines themselves.

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Toi Te Ora Public Health Service

Toi Te Ora Public Health Service website provides the latest information on health warnings for the Bay of Plenty as well as information on a range of public health topics.