Health & Wellness at Waiariki

Who are we?

  • Marthie van Niekerk, Occupational Health Nurse
  • Lynn Hanson, Health Centre Administrator/Disabilities Coordinator
  • Annette Twyman, Student Counsellor
  • Dr Sarah Dalziel, Visiting Campus Doctor - Wednesdays, 9-11.30am
  • Dr Sally Hoskins, Visiting Campus Doctor – Monday, 8.30-10.30am

What free and confidential services do we provide?

Occupational health nurse

  • Treatment and advice for injuries including wound care. No surcharge for ACC visits.
  • First aid
  • Assessment and support for minor illness
  • Health screening including:
    • blood pressure monitoring
    • weight, hearing, vision and blood sugar tests
  • Sexual health services including:
    • contraception
    • emergency contraception pill (ECP)
    • pregnancy tests
    • STI screening
    • free condoms
    • free hearing clinic (with Hearing Therapist)
  • Health monitoring and support for medical disabilities (e.g., diabetes, hypertension, asthma, epilepsy, etc.)
  • Smoking cessation support
  • Regular doctor clinics, see the occupational health nurse for an appointment
  • Monthly hearing therapist clinics

Disability support services

  • Support services available to any student with a disability/impairment
  • Mobility support, ensuring easy access around campus
  • Technical support, digital recorders, software
  • Note taker/reader writer services for assessments
  • Learning support referral
  • Pre-enrolment support meeting

Counselling services

  • Home, work and study can create real challenges, but talking it over can help turn big hurdles into manageable steps.  Don’t wait until problems get on top of you, make an appointment to see our counsellor.
  • Regional centres have free counselling services for students, contact your campus administrator for contact details.

Taupo, Tokoroa, and Whakatane Campuses

Contact your campus administration,reception for assistance or for information on regional community support service.

Counselling services provided, see campuses administrator for contact details.

Additionally contact Healthline to speak to a registered nurse. They are available 24 hours and provide free and confidential advice and support. Call them for free on 0800 611 116.

What else do I need to know?

  • It is recommended that students and staff new to Rotorua register with a local doctor
  • Students studying forestry, agriculture, horticulture and automotive engineering need to be up to date with adult tetanus vaccinations
  • Students under 18 years need to register with a dentist for free dental care
  • International students are covered by medical insurance, however there are some exclusions.

Smokefree in 2014

Waiariki wishes to promote an environment that is safe and healthy for all students, staff and visitors, and protect the right of everyone to breathe in clean air. In order to support the New Zealand government’s goal to become a smokefree country by 2025, all Waiariki campuses proudly become smokefree on World Smokefree Day on May 31, 2014.

Waiariki’s Health Centre is available to provide free support for students and staff who wish to quit smoking at any time.
For more information see the Smokefree information website

Waiariki Health Centre Contact Details

Page last updated: 14 Jan 2016