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Auckland Regional Public Health Service

What we do

Who we are

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is New Zealand's largest public health service, working to promote and protect the health and wellbeing of all people in Tāmaki Makaurau (the Auckland region).

We strive to protect health, prevent disease, reduce inequalities and promote wellbeing for the people and environment of Auckland.
This means:
• People are protected from the harm of infectious diseases
• People are kept safe from the impact of environmental hazards
• People live free from harm associated with hazards like tobacco and alcohol
• The places in which we live, learn, work and play promote health and wellbeing

Through the provision of a wide range of high quality public health programmes, ARPHS delivers services on behalf of the three district health boards in the Auckland region working to improve, promote and protect the health of people and communities in the Auckland region.

We actively seek to influence any initiatives or proposals that may affect population health in the Auckland region, to maximise their positive impact and minimise possible negative effects.

What working at ARPHS offers:

  • An opportunity to work across a range of areas within public health and to make a difference to New Zealand’s biggest city
  • To work with a team that is welcoming and committed, and where ARPHS itself actively celebrates its diverse culture
  • In addition, Greenlane is bordering Cornwall Park; outdoor activities and staff wellbeing are proactively encouraged.

We employ a range of staff, including senior medical officers, health protection officers, public health nurses, health promoters, business and corporate as well as management positions.