Pandemic: Two women wearing plastic face shields are standing in front of a hospital desk.

Te Mate Urutā Pandemic

The Ministry of Health is the lead agency for pandemic response.

A pandemic is an infectious disease that spreads across a number of continents or even worldwide. Pandemics are often caused by new diseases or mutations of existing viruses, such as the avian flu (H5N1). 

Read the Ministry of Health's Influenza Pandemic Plan

COVID-19 information

The latest information on COVID-19

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For the latest information on COVID-19 visit 

For the latest information on COVID-19 in te Upoko o te Ika (Wellington region) visit Protect Greater Wellington 

Thank you all for doing your part to look after yourselves, your whānau and your communities – it’s through our collective efforts that we have been able to achieve this milestone.

Māori Health Providers 

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See the link below for a list of Māori health providers:

Te reo Māori resources

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Information for people with accessibility needs

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Click on the links below for information about COVID-19 in: 

Communication and language support

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If you are deaf, hearing impaired, blind or speech impaired you can use the New Zealand Relay Service to call:

Language support: