Āwhina is a Ministry of Health app for New Zealand health workers.

It helps health professionals stay up-to-date with the latest information on COVID-19 for the health and disability sector including the case definition and testing guidance, use of personal protective equipment (PPE), and guidance for health service providers.

Āwhina is for all health workers in New Zealand. Whether you are hospital-based, community-based or a public health practitioner, you can access the latest advice from the New Zealand Government and other trusted sources. There is clinical guidance and information for primary care, aged care, disability, and hospice providers, maternity, mental health and addiction, and more.

You can set your preferences to see information relevant to your area of work. This content appears in your newsfeed, and you can receive notifications about new or updated content based on your selections.

Essential information such as the COVID-19 case definition is easy to find, featured at the top of your Latest Information feed. You can bookmark your favourite articles to read later, giving you quick access to the information you need at the touch of a button, even when you are offline.

The app includes a case tracker with the latest New Zealand COVID-19 case data. To ensure you have access to the latest pandemic reports, news updates, and resources from New Zealand and internationally, there are direct links to:
• the NZ Government COVID-19 website (
• the Ministry of Health (MoH) website
• the World Health Organisation's (WHO) daily situation reports
• media updates from the Ministry of Health
• HealthPathways, a clinical tool for registered health practitioners
• pressure injures resources from the New Zealand Wound Care Society.

You can change your preferences at any time and no registration is required to use this app. All information is publicly available.

Visit for more information.

What’s New

Version 1.1.8

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

JohnnyA_NZ ,

Not too intrusive - and great info source

Since we entered L3 following the resurgence of COVID-19, this app has been a really helpful tool in keeping up to date. Push alerts are good, without being ‘over the top’ in terms of intrusiveness. Great app!

Developer Response ,

Kia ora Johnny! Thanks for your feedback - we're glad you're finding Āwhina helpful!

Brett2001667 ,

Clean and simple

Information is easy to find. Great quick reference guide. Hopefully MOH use this beyond Covid.
Would be good if search function worked across all content rather than just the title. Video content would be useful too.

Developer Response ,

Kia ora. Thanks for your feedback! This is the first release and we are currently working on enhancements. We plan to add more features in future releases.

Frank Nz ,

5 stars

Great and easy to use

Developer Response ,

Kia ora. Thanks for the positive feedback!

App Privacy

The developer, Ministry Of Health (NZ), indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

More By This Developer

You May Also Like