New Zealand sunlight can have high levels of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. UV radiation can cause skin and eye damage. You can protect yourself and your children by being SunSmart. Learn how to keep safe while still living life in the sun.
Te Hiringa Hauora is making changes to its skin cancer programme.
Te Hiringa Hauora |Health Promotion Agency is making changes to our skin cancer programme and has entered into a partnership with the Cancer Society.
As a result of these changes the Sun Protection Alert has been discontinued and taken off the website. We had partnered with NIWA and Met Service to provide the Sun Protection Alert. You can still access daily UV info on NIWA’s UVI smartphone apps, and further information is also available at Today's UV Index . The UV Index is measured at five sites around Aotearoa.
The Cancer Society will soon be taking over the SunSmart website and associated campaigns and will be making some changes to ensure the sun safety education and messages remain available and relevant for the public.