Calendar of Public Health Events for 2018

DATE EVENT WEBSITE

JANUARY

4 World Braille Day http://www.rnzfb.org.nz

FEBRUARY

TBC 5 + A Day Challenge for all New Zealanders http://www.5aday.co.nz/
1-28 Heart Health Awareness Month  http://www.heartfoundation.org.nz/
1-28 Aotearoa Bike Challenge month  www.bikewise.co.nz
2 World Wetlands Day: Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future  www.doc.govt.nz/
3 Te Aka Mauri Open Day www.rotorualibrary.govt.nz/
4 World Cancer Day www.un.org/en/
6 Waitangi Day http://www.waitangi.org.nz/
20 World Day of Social Justice http://www.un.org/en/
23 Big Heart Appeal 2018 http://www.heartfoundation.org.nz/
TBC Go by Bike Day  http://www.bikewise.co.nz/
26 Feb - 4 March Well Child Week http://www.wellchild.org.nz/
TBC Hearing Week http://www.nfd.org.nz/our-work/

MARCH

1-31 Stay SunSmart in March http://wellplace.nz/
1 Zero Discrimination Day UNAIDS www.unaids.org/en/
1 World Book Day http://www.worldbookday.com/
3-11 Seaweek- Kaupapa Moana: Toiora te Moana – Toiora te Tangata- Healthy Seas, Healthy People http://seaweek.org.nz/
4-10 Playcentre Awareness Week http://www.playcentre.org.nz/
4 National Children's Day http://www.childrensday.org.nz/
TBC Children’s Weekend Rotorua http://www.rotorualakescouncil.nz/
TBC Parks Week http://www.nzrecreation.org.nz/
8 International Women's Day http://www.internationalwomensday.com/
10 Relay for Life http://www.relayforlife.org.nz/
14 Walk2Work Day http://www.livingstreets.org.nz/
17-18 Rotorua Walking Festival http://www.rotoruawalkingfestival.org.nz/
19 Shave for a Cure https://shaveforacure.co.nz/
20 World Oral Health Day http://www.healthysmiles.org.nz/
21 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination http://www.un.org/en/
22 World Water Day http://www.un.org/en/
23-24 Red Puppy Appeal http://blindfoundation.org.nz/
TBC Katikati Community Resource Centre Health and Wellbeing Expo http://www.katikatiresource.co.nz/
24 World Tuberculosis Day http://www.stoptb.org
24-25 Neighbours Day Aotearoa http://www.neighboursday.org.nz/

APRIL

2 World Autism Awareness Day http://www.autismnz.org.nz/
7 World Health Day http://www.who.int
17 World Hemophilia Day http://www.wfh.org/en/
25 World Malaria Day http://www.who.int/
28 World Day of Safety and Health @ Work http://www.un.org/en/
30-6 NZ Immunisation Week http://www.immune.org.nz

MAY

30-6 NZ Immunisation Week http://www.immune.org.nz
TBC Privacy Awareness Week  http://privacy.org.nz
TBC Salvation Army Red Shield appeal http://www.salvationarmy.org.nz/
5 International Midwives Day http://www.midwiferycouncil.org.nz
http://www.internationalmidwives.org/
5 World Hand Washing Day http://www.handhygiene.org.nz
5 World Asthma Day http://www.ginasthma.org
8 World Red Cross Day http://www.redcross.org.nz
12 International Nurses Day http://www.nursingcouncil.org.nz
15 International Day of Families http://www.un.org/en/events/familyday
7-13 Road Safety Week – Theme ‘Save Lives #SlowDown http://www.brake.org.nz/
19-27 Youth Week – Theme ‘Be who you want to be’ http://www.arataiohi.org.nz
30 World Multiple Sclerosis Day https://www.msnz.org.nz/
TBC MS Awareness Week http://www.msnz.org.nz/
31 World Smokefree Day http://www.msnz.org.nz/

JUNE

1-30 Men's Health Month http://menshealthnz.org.nz/
5 World Environment Day http://worldenvironmentday.global/
14 World Blood Donor Day https://www.nzblood.co.nz/
15 Matariki http://mch.govt.nz/
TBC Red Puppy Bikkie Day http://blindfoundation.org.nz/
20 World Refugee Day http://www.un.org/en/
17-23 National Volunteer Week http://www.volunteeringnz.org.nz
26 International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking https://www.unodc.org/
27 Helen Keller Communication Day http://blindfoundation.org.nz

JULY

TBC Women's Refuge Awareness Month http://www.womensrefuge.org.nz
28 World Hepatitis Awareness Day https://www.hepatitisfoundation.org.nz/
30 International Day of Friendship http://www.un.org/en/

AUGUST

1 – 7 World Breastfeeding Week http://www.womenshealth.org.nz/
TBC Silent Leadership Challenge http://www.nfd.org.nz
9 International Day of Indigenous People http://www.un.org/en/
24 Cancer Society ‘Daffodil Day’ http://www.daffodilday.org.nz/

SEPTEMBER

1-30 World Alzheimer's Month http://www.alzheimers.org.nz
1-30 Breathe Better September Asthma Awareness Month http://www.breathebetterseptember.co.nz/
1-30 Cervical Screening Awareness Month http://www.nsu.govt.nz
1-30 Students Against Dangerous Driving (SADD) Month http://www.sadd.org.nz
1-30 Blue September, Prostate Cancer Awareness Month https://blueseptember.org.nz/
1 National Gamble Free Day http://www.choicenotchance.org.nz/
8 International Day of Literacy http://www.unesco.org/
10 Suicide Prevention Day http://wspd.org.au/
TBC Maori Language Week http://www.tetaurawhiri.govt.nz/
15 World Lymphoma Awareness Day http://www.lymphomacoalition.org/
http://www.leukaemia.org.nz/
19 Suffrage Day 125 Years http://www.womens-health.org.nz/
21 International Day of Peace http://www.un.org/en/
22 World Car Free Day http://www.boprc.govt.nz/
26 World Contraception Day http://www.who.int/

OCTOBER

1-31 Health Literacy Month http://www.healthliteracymonth.org/
http://www.healthliteracy.com/
1-31 Save Kiwi Month http://www.doc.govt.nz/
1-31 Breast Cancer Awareness Month http://www.nzbcf.org.nz
1 International Day of Older Persons http://www.ageconcern.org.nz
8 World Arthritis Day http://www.arthritis.org.nz
10 World Mental Health Day http://www.mentalhealth.org.nz
TBC Mental Health Awareness Week http://www.mentalhealth.org.nz
TBC Conservation Week http://www.doc.govt.nz/
11 International Day of the Girl Child http://www.un.org/en/
13 International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction http://www.civildefence.govt.nz/
TBC Breast Cancer ‘Pink Ribbon Street Appeal’ http://www.nzbcf.org.nz
16 World Food Day http://www.greeningtheblue.org/
19-28 Rotorua Bike Festival http://www.rotoruabikefestival.com/
20 World Osteoporosis Day http://www.worldosteoporosisday.org/
20 World Statistics Day http://www.un.org/en/
24 United Nations Day http://www.un.org/

NOVEMBER

1-30 'Movember' Men's Health Month https://nz.movember.com/
12 World Pneumonia Day https://stoppneumonia.org/
14 World Diabetes Day http://www.diabeteshelp.org.nz/
19 World Day for the Prevention of Abuse and Violence against Children http://19days.woman.ch/index.php/en/
25 White Ribbon: you can stop violence towards women https://whiteribbon.org.nz/

DECEMBER

1 World Aids Day http://www.nzaf.org.nz/
3 International Day of Disabled Persons http://www.dpa.org.nz/
7 National Safe Sleep Day- Te Ra Mokopuna http://sudinationalcoordination.co.nz/
10 World Human Rights Day http://www.amnesty.org.nz
18 International Migrants Day http://www.un.org/en/

Toi Te Ora - Public Health have collected this information from a variety of sources to be used throughout the community as a resource guide. Every effort has been made to ensure these dates are correct. For more information about each event please contact the relevant organisation through their website. 

This calendar is also available online at http://www.ttophs.govt.nz/calendar or for further information phone 0800 221 555.

 

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