People who are feeling unwell or think they may have been exposed to measles are being encouraged to stay away from public pools, libraries and playgrounds.
People are being advised not to swim or eat shellfish from Takamatua Bay or Akaroa main beach because of high levels of faecal bacteria in the water.
People and their pets are being urged to avoid stormwater ponds and wetlands in Christchurch as they could contain the potentially toxic algae, cyanobacteria.
With the sentencing for the 15 March 2019 mosque attacks beginning today, the Canterbury District Health Board is reminding people who may feel distressed that support is available for them.
People are being warned against collecting or eating shellfish harvested between Sumner Head and East Head at Okains Bay, including Lyttelton Harbour, because they may contain a nasty toxin.
Workers in Christchurch’s city centre are in for some fun surprises this week.
Outdoor pools will open on Saturday, 14 November, welcoming thousands of water lovers over the summer.
With spring in the air and people getting stuck into their gardens, Te Mana Ora – Community and Public Health is urging gardeners to ‘gear up’ to protect themselves against Legionnaires’ disease.
Health officials are urging that if your long weekend plans involve getting stuck into the garden, you should take extra care when handling potting mix and compost to avoid getting Legionnaires disease.
People and animals are being warned to avoid Lake Forsyth/Te Roto o Wairewa after the discovery of a potentially toxic blue-green algae.