News & Updates


Free COVID-19 vaccination support is available for ethnic communities.



  • Language support
  • Help with individual or group bookings
  • Guidance on local vaccination centres
  • Information on getting your COVID-19 vaccination

Please see the attachment for more info.


Asian Health Services (AHS)’s iCare Health Information Line (0800 88 88 30) can support people who face barriers accessing NZ health services including getting the COVID-19 vaccination.


Attached are 中文 & 한국어 posters for your info (and English version).



Ethnic people who have not yet vaccinated, they can join this vaccination opportunity at RASNZ in Mt Roskill

Please see more info in the poster attached. You can walk-in, no ID required.

Breast Screening Auckland Central (BSAC) and Waitematā DHB's Asian Health Services are working together to support Asian Women for their regular mammogram. The Asian Health Services Mandarin, Cantonese & Korean speaking staff directly enrol women in the free national BreastScreen Aotearoa programme, and Chinese and Korean group clinics are held three times a week at the new BSAC service, 308 Great South Road, to provide cultural and interpreting support.

Attached are 中文 & 한국어 posters for your info (and English version).

Waitematā District Health Board’s Asian Health Services warmly invites you and your family members to participate in our Community Health Seminar. This free seminar will be delivered in Korean.


  • Older peoples Depression & Anxiety
  • Safer Community & Safer Home


Waitematā DHB’s sustainability team will put an information stall on that day

Please see the attachment for more info.

The Electoral Commission is looking for Volunteer Community Navigators who can work with us to achieve a good voting turnout for the 2020 General Elections.

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Waitematā DHB will have two cultural workshops to share knowledge about our culturally and religiously diverse community.

The speakers will talk about cultural values related to Muslims and former refugees, their physical and psychological traumas and how we can work together effectively.

This programme is supported by Te Pou and Asian Health Services (Waitematā DHB) as part of a workforce development project in 2019-20.  

Please see the attachment for more info.

Asian Health Week gives Waitematā DHB the opportunity to promote and celebrate the health & wellbeing of our Asian community.

Asian Health Week

Various activities and health workshops will be hosted by Asian Health Services at the North Shore and Waitakere hospitals from Monday, 9 September to Friday, 13 September and we extend a warm invitation to everyone to join in.

Attached is a calendar of events – as well as some additional information about the workshops and the various presenters who have kindly agreed to lead them. There is something here for everyone and it would be appreciated if you could please share the information within your network of contacts.


Click here for a calendar of events and here to find out more about the facilitator and presenters who will lead them.


Life is full of ups and downs and sometimes we struggle to cope. This workshop is designed to give you some of the skills we all need from time to time to get through some of the tougher days.

It might also help you understand the issues your friends and family are working through and how you can help.

Date & Time: 3rd September 2019   6:30pm-8:30pm

Venue: Raye Freedman Arts Centre, Epsom Girls Grammar School


Click here for more information.



Asian Health Week Seminar: Overview of Presentations and Evaluation Report

Asian Health Week: Overview and Evaluation ReportThe Waitemata DHB Asian Health Week held from 17th to 21st August 2015 showcased the latest research and information on the health status of Asian populations in New Zealand; as well as advances in preparing a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) culturally competent workforce nation-wide.

Topics covered during the seminar included the latest research and service development models in the areas of:

  • Asian Health Research - trends over the last decade

  • CVD/Diabetes in Asian populations

  • Lifestyles and Asian populations - smokefree; nutrition and physical activity

  • Asian mental health

  • Health of older Asian people

  • Disability in Asian populations

  • Asian refugee population health

  • Workforce development

Overall we had 123 attendees provide feedback and results showed a mean of 95% either agreed or strongly agreed that the seminar met their expectations with helpful content, enhanced and improved their knowledge. Attendees also reported that they had gained a good understanding of the subjects presented. In addition to written feedback, the seminar organisers received considerable verbal feedback from participants that the seminar was highly informative; stimulating and presented innovative models of care.