Good4Work has been developed using insights from small to medium-sized business owners and managers around the country.

These businesses told us they valued their employees’ wellbeing. However, because they felt time poor and/or unsure of where to start, they hadn’t taken any steps to improve workplace wellbeing.

They wanted a tool that would do most of the thinking for them – a product that would tell them where to start, what to do and when.

Good4Work aims to deliver on these needs. It draws upon the most up-to-date workplace wellbeing knowledge and experience in New Zealand. It incorporates the World Health Organization’s best practice ideas and recommendations for a healthy workplace.

Good4Work has been developed collaboratively by Toi Te Ora Public Health (leads WorkWell), Healthy Families NZ, Health Promotion Agency (leads and Auckland Regional Public Health Service, with contribution from Healthy Families Rotorua, Healthy Families Lower Hutt, and The Warehouse Group and Fonterra representatives.

  • Toi Te Ora Public Health

    Toi Te Ora – Public Health Service is the Public Health Unit for the Bay of Plenty and Lakes District Health Boards. Since 2011 Toi Te Ora has been supporting workplaces with WorkWell, a wellbeing programme. WorkWell is a free workplace wellbeing initiative that supports workplaces to “work better through wellbeing”.

  • Health Promotion Agency

    The Health Promotion Agency (HPA) is a Crown entity established under the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000. The role of HPA is to inspire all New Zealanders to lead healthier lives so that we, as a country, experience better health and wellbeing, and less harm, injury and disease. HPA does this by enabling people to be more aware, motivated and able to improve and protect their own and their family’s health and wellbeing. It also works to encourage physical, social and policy environments and services that support people to lead healthier lives. Visit, a website by HPA dedicated to helping New Zealand workplaces build wellbeing.

  • Auckland Regional Public Health Service

    Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is the Public Health Unit for the wider Auckland area. Our team work hard to prevent, promote and protect the health and wellbeing of the largest and most diverse population in New Zealand. ARPHS has supported Auckland workplaces through health and wellbeing services since 2003. It is creating a future where workplaces are committed to an effective wellbeing culture, and strengthened to support health equity.

  • Healthy Families NZ

    Healthy Families NZ is a large-scale initiative that brings community leadership together in a united effort for better health. It aims to improve people’s health where they live, learn, work and play, in order to prevent chronic disease. Healthy Families NZ is challenging communities to think differently about the underlying causes of poor health, and to make changes – in our schools, workplaces, sports clubs, marae and other key community settings – that will help people make healthier choices.

  • Ministry of Health

    The Ministry of Health supports Healthy Families NZ and has contributed to the development of Good4Work. The Ministry of Health is the government's principal advisor on health and disability: improving, promoting and protecting the health of all New Zealanders.

  • Thanks

    To Healthy Families Rotorua and Healthy Families Lower Hutt for their community input and The Warehouse Group and Fonterra for providing business sector advice.

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