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Both children and adults need to be physically active and eat healthily to live well. Check out the tips below and discover more about how to make sure your children exercise right so they can grow well. Get active dailyDaily physical exercise will keep your child healthy. More information
Anxiety is a normal human emotion. However, some people find themselves worrying or feeling anxious so often that it interferes with their day-to-day life. If you experience anxiety, you feel worried about many things. More information
The B4 School Check is a free health and development check for pre-school children/ tamariki after they turn four and before they start school to make sure they are healthy. More information
Who is the B4SC for?All four year old children. When is the best time for my child to complete the B4SC?As soon as your child celebrates their 4th birthday. This allows time for any referrals to be completed before the child starts school. More information

Over the next two years around 12,000 residents from the Whanganui region, aged 60 to 74, will be invited to participate in a bowel screening programme.   

The programme aims to save lives by finding bowel cancer at an early stage where it can often be successfully treated. More information
Breast cancer is New Zealand’s third most common cancer and accounts for more than 600 deaths every year. A screening mammogram is the best method for the early detection of unsuspected breast cancer in women who have no signs or symptoms of breast cancer, in other words, ‘well’ women. More information
BreastFedNZBreastFedNZ is an app, for your tablet or smartphone, which provides simple ‘in the moment’ support and information to help women and their babies, alongside their partners and support networks, achieve their breastfeeding goals from birth to weaning. There are six chapters, all covering key phases of breastfeeding. More information
Cervical cancer is cancer of the cervix, which is the lower part of the uterus or womb. Cervical cancer develops slowly over time, usually taking many years, when abnormal cells grow on the cervix. These abnormal cells are caused by infection with high-risk types of HPV. More information
Overweight and obese children are likely to stay obese into adulthood and more likely to develop non-communicable diseases, like diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, at a younger age. Overweight and obesity, as well as their related diseases, are largely preventable. Prevention of childhood obesity therefore needs high priority. More information
For the latest information on COVID-19, including the Government Alert Level systems, visit: 

https://covid19. govt. nz/

https://www. health. govt. nz/covid-19

Latest local information Important news and health information can be found on the Whanganui District Health Board website. This information is regularly updated. More information