About Us

MND New Zealand works with people living with motor neurone disease to enable them to have the best quality of life possible.

We help people with MND access the full range of medical expertise and equipment they need, and we provide practical and emotional support. We educate and provide up-to-date information for people with MND and their whanau as well as the health professionals working with them.

MND New Zealand has a small National Office based in Auckland and seven Support Workers located nationwide.


MND New Zealand supports people living with motor neurone disease, their families, carers and the health professionals who work with them. Our purpose is to:

  • Coordinate and provide up-to-date information
    • Ensure people have the information they need
    • Support the interest of health professionals in MND
    • Provide education opportunities for health professionals
    • Disseminate information
  • Provide emotional, social and practical support
    • Respond to problems identified by people with MND
    • Complement other services
  • Advocate for the needs of people living with MND
    • Encourage statutory agencies to fulfill their obligations
    • Advocate at political level
  • Develop awareness and understanding of MND
    • Among organisations providing services for people with MND
    • Among the public
    • Among potential donors
  • Encourage research
    • We value research into all aspects of MND

The MND Association of New Zealand was founded in 1985 by a group of very determined volunteers who had family or friends battle this relentless disease.

We are an incorporated society with charitable status and are governed by the MND New Zealand National Council.

We are the only national charity in New Zealand focused on MND care, research and campaigning.

We work closely with MND Australia and we are a member of the International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations.

International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations