Introducing the New Zealand Institute of Environmental Health.The Institute is the peak non-governmental environmental health organisation in New Zealand.
It is a professional body that represents those engaged in the environment and health protection fields.Members are drawn primarily drawn from professionals working in District Health Boards and central and local government. Other members work in the armed forces and in private industry.Member are affiliated to one of nine local centres.
The affairs of the Institute are governed by regionally elected National Councillors, a vice-president, president and executive director through its members the Institute is actively involved in promoting an awareness of current and emerging environmental health issues.It is also involved in providing submissions to government proposals and is represented on a number of policy and standards committees.The Institute publishes the Environment & Public Health journal four times a year to keep those interested in the field of environmental health abreast of current research and developments.
The Institute has a long and proud heritage, being founded in 1920. It is a member of the International Federation of Environmental Health.
Professional communication is important and the New Zealand Institute of Environmental Health encourages local and regional meetings and provides an annual conference covering a wide range of topical issues and both members and non-members may attend.
The NZIEH Conference is held each year in February or March and is usually three days duration. The conference also includes the Institute’s Annual General Meeting. The conference is held in different locations around New Zealand with recent conferences held in Palmerston North; Taupo and Wellington. Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown and Dunedin have also hosted successful NZIEH Conferences.