Intelligence for decisions
Environmental Health Intelligence NZ provides information and intelligence on how the environment affects the health of Aotearoa New Zealand's population. Explore our domains:
Hospitalisations, hazardous drinking, motor vehicle crashes, alcohol outlets Alcohol-related harm
Overseas infectious diseases, order health NZ, high-risk pests caught, exotic mosquitoes established Border health
Household crowding, second-hand smoke, cold and damp homes, health impacts Indoor environment
Population groups more at risk from environmental hazards, Social vulnerability indicators for natural hazards and pandemics Population vulnerability
Motor vehicles, transport modes used, unmet GP need from lack of transport, road traffic injuries, health burden of transport Transport
Ultraviolet (UV) levels, melanoma, non-melanoma skin cancer, vitamin D deficiency UV exposure
Latest key findings
Climate ChangeNorthern & Eastern parts of New Zealand are currently more affected by hot & dry days. Western regions of the South Island are more affected by extreme rainfall days.
Indoor EnvironmentSUDI, asthma prevalence and second-hand smoke exposure in the home all present major inequities throughout New Zealand.
Water qualityOnly parts of the population definitely have access to safe (64.6%), or fluoridated (50.5%) drinking water. Faecal bacteria is also common in freshwater (54.8%) and marine (9.4%) bathing sites.
- Hot days are getting more common, and cold days rarer 24 March 2023
- No exotic mosquitos have established in New Zealand since the discovery of Culex sitiens in Kaipara Harbour in 2018. 23 March 2023
- There were 2,859 registrations of melanoma in New Zealand in 2021 1 March 2023
- Missing data impedes the surveillance of child oral health 16 January 2023
Explore geographic health and population data for New Zealand on our Healthspace website