NZMAT Past Deployments

2013 Philippines – Typhoon Haiyan

A NZMAT Orthopaedic Surgeon and Logistician deployed to Tacloban, embedded with AUSMAT teams to provide assistance post one of the most poweful tropical cyclones ever recorded in the Philippines.

2014 Solomon Islands – Severe Flooding

In early April 2014, sustained heavy rainfall triggered flash flooding in Guadalcanal, the Solomon Islands. This sudden onset disaster displaced tens of thousands of people, with the destruction of existing

2015 Vanuatu – Cyclone Pam

In March 2015, 13 NZMAT personnel deployed over 28 days to support the local Ministry of Health following Cyclone Pam which is regarded as one of the worst natural disasters

2016 Fiji – Tropical Cyclone Winston.

In February 2016, Fiji experienced the most intense tropical cyclone to make landfall in the Southern Hemisphere – Cyclone Winston. The Fijian deployment was largest NZMAT deployment to date with

2018 Tonga – Tropical Cyclone Gita

On Tuesday 13th February 2018, a three person Forward Planning Team (FPT) departed Auckland via RNZAF C-130 to Tonga as part of the Ministry of Affairs and Trade (MFaT) Join

2019 Samoa – Measles Outbreak

In November 2019, NZMAT deployed a total of 38 personnel to assist with the measles outbreak in Samoa after the Samoan Ministry of Health declared a measles outbreak on 16th

2021 Fiji – COVID-19 Outbreak

Over 27 days in June / July 2021, a joint deployment between AUSMAT & NZMAT (ANZMAT) deployed to Fiji in response to a request from the Fijian Government for COVID-19