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Important update about COVID-19
UPDATED 30th March: we now have a dedicated COVID-19 page where you can access up to date information relevant to the Alert Level 4 Lockdown situation. Click here to...
The end of the tax year is almost here, and we’re excited!
No, we haven’t lost our minds, there really is a plus side to the end of the tax year. Read on to discover what it is! MND New Zealand is...
International Day of Women and Girls in Science – introducing Paige & Serey!
Today, Tuesday 11th February is International Day of Women and Girls in Science! Implemented by the United Nations in 2015, the day celebrates the vital role women play in Science...
Emirates Team New Zealand launches Te Kāhu – featuring our logo!
Emirates Team New Zealand's newest boat Te Kāhu, meaning 'The Hawk' was rolled out of the shed last week and christened by Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei. On Tuesday, Te Kāhu took...
Changes to Funded Family Care
Yesterday the Government announced changes to Funded Family Care, designed to make things more equitable. Here's a brief overview of what's changing: From 14 April 2020, pay rates for family...
Announcing the 2019 David Oliver Beacon Award recipient!
The David Oliver Beacon Award is an annual award that honours, acknowledges and celebrates those who have made a significant contribution to the MND community. The theme for 2019 is: Acknowledging...
National Council update
At our recent 2019 Annual General Meeting, we announced some changes to the National Council for the coming year. Beth Watson and Tony Treloar both retired from council at the...
Corporates get icy for MND
This year, MND New Zealand and Angel Street held the first ever Corporate Ice Bucket Challenge; a new initiative encouraging kiwi businesses to raise awareness of motor neurone disease. As...
MND Community Survey Findings announced
We’re proud to share the findings of our MND Community Survey, and appreciate the time and effort of those who participated. We know you’ll be keen to see the results,...
The Grocery Charity Ball 2019
MND New Zealand was chosen as the charity beneficiary of the Grocery Charity Ball 2019. The premier event on the grocery industry social calendar has directed over $3million to charitable...
Outcome of consultation on the changes to the prescribing restrictions of riluzole
We have been closely following the Medsafe consultation on the changes to the prescribing restrictions of riluzole (trade name ‘Rilutek’). In April we raised concerns that some of our clients had...
Participants needed to help with Blood Brain Barrier Study
MND in New Zealand
Research is a vital key that will one day help to unlock a cure for MND. The Centre for Brain Research at Auckland University is currently looking for volunteers to...
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