“At MND NZ, we do all we can to make sure people living with motor neurone disease receive the very best support and care available. We are here to help.”
Beth Watson, President

MND NZ’s Support Workers help people with MND live better for longer. All over New Zealand, our Support Workers help people with MND access the right health services at the right time, provide up-to-date information, and offer both practical and emotional support.

MND NZ is a small registered charity that also works to increase awareness and understanding of MND in New Zealand. We believe in supporting MND research.


Motor neurone disease (MND) is the name given to a group of diseases in which the nerve cells – neurones – controlling the muscles that enable us to move, speak, breathe and swallow degenerate and die.

With no nerves to activate them, muscles gradually weaken and waste away, causing increasing loss of mobility in the limbs, and difficulties with speech, swallowing and breathing. The patterns of weakness vary from person to person.

ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is the most common type of MND. MND is known as ALS in some countries.

In 2011, one in every 200 deaths in New Zealand was due to MND

There are approximately 300 people living with MND in New Zealand, at any one time

More About MND
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We believe research will find a cure for MND

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Information to help you understand your diagnosis

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Tips for living with MND

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Information for health professionals

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Products available to help people with disabilities

Great Aids & Technology
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Cannabis sativa plant
Posted on
27, Feb, 2018

With the increasing interest in medicinal cannabis for pain management and with the Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Bill in Parliament at Select Committee, MND New Zealand wanted to be in a position to contribute to informed debate around the use of medicinal cannabis for management of the symptoms […] READ MORE

NZ MND Research Network website
Announcing the New Zealand MND Research Network

We are thrilled to announce that the website of the New Zealand MND Research Network (www.mndresearch.auckland.ac.nz) launched on November 1st 2017. The Research Network website’s purpose is to provide a central location informing others of all MND-related research in New Zealand. It profiles six research groups currently doing work that […] READ MORE


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