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Presentation by Professor Chris Shaw & Guests – Auckland, 21st June

As part of MND Awareness Week 2019 (17-23 June) and to celebrate Global MND Awareness Day on 21st June, MND New Zealand invite you to join us for "An update...
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Q&A with Paul Manning from Helius Theraputics

Paul Manning knows first-hand the effects of opiate-based pain killers. Having experienced chronic pain for over 15 years, he relied on his doctor and pharmacist to help him with pain management. Paul...
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Nominate a health care professional or team!

The David Oliver Beacon Award is open for 2019 submissions. This year’s theme is: Acknowledging an individual or team making a difference on the journey of people or families living...
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End of Life Choice Bill Update

Having the right to choose assisted dying has become a global debate. Lobbying, submissions and protests have urged governments to look at current laws and work towards more compassionate policy...
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New Support Team Member Elise Doyer

MND New Zealand is proud to announce our newest member to our Support Team, Elise Doyer. Pronounced ‘Elisa,’ Elise comes with a very strong and diverse background and is a...
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New MND New Zealand online forum to replace KIWIPALS

We are excited to launch our new MND New Zealand Forum. The forum is an online community for people living with or affected by MND to share experiences and support...
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Family Funded Care Update

A recent report surveying over 900 affected families and care organisations about the carer laws has been released with an overwhelming agreement for better pay, removal of the paid 40-hour-...
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Prescribing of Rilutek (Riluzole) – what you need to know.

MND Community & Research Advisor Dr. Claire Reilly explains best practice when being prescribed Rilutek (Riluzole). Riluzole is the only drug funded for the treatment of MND in New Zealand....
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Support Team Leader Toni Foster shares on the diverse role of MND Support Team.

Meeting the needs of people living with MND and their families and carers is a vital part of MND New Zealand’s mission. Our team of 7 MND support team members...
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Walk 2 D’Feet Donation Results Are In!

We are thrilled to announce MND New Zealand volunteers and fundraisers have achieved an amazing $220, 532 dollars for support and research! Thank you to everyone who participated, donated and...
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Response to new research on higher rates of MND in New Zealand

MND NZ welcomes research into the prevalence of motor neurone disease as we work to better understand this disease in the hope to one day find a cure. The Global Burden...
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Thousands Support Sunday’s Walk 2 D’Feet MND

Thousands showed up around the country Sunday in support of their loved ones living with MND and to commemorate those they have lost. All around the New Zealand adults, children...