News & events

Latest news

One Health Aotearoa aims to improve health and well-being through integrated, cross-sectoral, and whole-of-society approaches to health hazards. We focus on inclusive­ness across the health sectors: animal, environment and human. Read about the latest research from our members.

Adrian Cookson environmental sampling trip to Pukaha Mount Bruce

One Health Aotearoa Winter 2018 newsletter

Our latest newsletter announces the four plenary speakers for our annual symposium in December, invites our members to get involved with our work streams which focus on water quality and emerging infectious diseases, and highlights the research undertaken by the Food Assurance Team at AgResearch. View the One Health Aotearoa Winter 2018 newsletter
Boy crossing river stepping stones

Fourth One Health Aotearoa Symposium

The fourth One Health Aotearoa Symposium will be held on Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 December 2018 in the Nordmeyer Theatre at the University of Otago, Wellington. Plenary speakers The Symposium Organising Committee are delighted to announce that the plenary speakers will be: Dr Alison Mather (Quadram, UK) Professor Ross Thompson (Canberra, Australia) Dr Colleen ...
Sue Huang

ESR flu study findings a world first

Work undertaken by ESR scientists is the first in the world to show a particular and surprising immune response among people to influenza, and could help pave the way to a globally-sought universal flu vaccine. The study has significantly changed understanding of a critical part of the influenza virus, with an ESR report on its ...
Carolyn Gates

Campaign sets sights on Bovine Viral Diarrhoea

A national campaign is asking beef and dairy farmers across New Zealand to help develop frameworks for disease control of bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVD). BVD is an infectious cattle disease which costs New Zealand farmers an estimated $150 million per year, primarily through reproductive issues, reduced growth rates and decreased milk production. Infected animals are ...
Nigel French and Damien O'Connor 2018

Professor Nigel French recognised for food safety impact

One Health Aotearoa Co-director Distinguished Professor Nigel French from Massey University has received the Ministry for Primary Industries Award for Significant Contribution to Food Safety. Professor French was presented the award by Minister of Food Safety Damien O’Connor at the New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology conference dinner earlier this month. The award ...