What we do

The Environmental Health Indicators New Zealand (EHINZ) team is a research and consultancy group, specialising in environmental health information.  

We are based in the College of Health, Massey University, Wellington. Our work is primarily funded by the New Zealand Ministry of Health. 

Watch this short video about our programme.

Our work has two core elements

The programme of Monitoring New Zealand's Environmental Health has two core elements: 

  • We conduct research into the effect of environment factors on the health of the animal and human populations.
  • We provide a consultancy service, providing data and analytical services, and dissemination of fit-for-purpose information products.

 Our surveillance systems for environmental health

We have five surveillance systems for monitoring environmental health in New Zealand, which are integrated and concept-driven. These surveillance systems are:

 EHI programme diagram

Our clients include:

Government agencies

  • Ministry of Health
  • Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
  • Ministry for the Environment
  • Ministry for Primary Industries
  • Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA)
  • Environmental Protection Authority
  • Worksafe New Zealand

Crown Research Institutes

  • The Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR)
  • Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences (GNS)
  • National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)
  • Landcare Research

Independent Crown Entities

  • The Commerce Commission

District Health Boards and Public Health Units

  • Capital and Coast District Health Board
  • Hutt Valley District Health Board
  • Public Health Units nationwide


  • University of Otago
  • University of Auckland

Emergency services

  • New Zealand Fire Service

Non-government organisations and individuals

  • The New Zealand Organisation for Rare Disorders
  • Litmus
  • Central Region’s Technical Advisory Services Limited 


  • World Health Organization


We make information and data accessible 

On this website, you can find regular updates on the project, as well as relevant data, information, publications and links.

Where possible, we make all information and data available to you:

  • on this website, in a variety of map and graph formats
  • in our publications and factsheets 
  • on the interactive dashboards
  • on our mapping website Healthspace

To find out more about what we do, and how we can help you, contact us.


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