Joe Cotton

The new season of New Zealand reality TV competition Treasure Island starts Monday 30 January 2023 at 7.30pm, with Joe Cotton competing on behalf of Motor Neurone Disease NZ. The television show will see eight fans of the Celebrity Treasure Island franchise compete against eight former Treasure Island competitors for a chance at $50,000 to … Read more


The harsh realities of motor neurone disease can be especially tough at Christmas. Some people have the heart-breaking knowledge that this Christmas will be their last. Others are facing their first Christmas with an important person missing. Across the motu families will be spending quality time together, having conversations around the dinner table, singing carols, … Read more

Mnd Webinar 81122 Plain

Join us for this inaugural webinar in the newly developed MND New Zealand Community Forum where leading researchers and neurological practitioners will provide an update on key areas of motor neurone disease research happening on both sides of the Tasman. Register for the MND Community Forum Webinar – 8 November 2022 Registration to this webinar … Read more


On Sunday 27th February, our supporters gathered their teams to walk, run, cycle and wheel around their chosen tracks across the country. While the format this year shifted from large group events to individual or small group walks to protect our community while New Zealand is in the red level of the COVID-19 Protection Framework, … Read more

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Every year, Walk 2 D’Feet is a special fundraising event providing opportunities for our community to come together to remember loved ones, friends, whānau, and honour those living with MND.  The funds raised are vital for our organisations continued support for people living with MND. Due to the impacts of COVID-19 and the advice from … Read more

Colliers Highbrook Mnd Award

Congratulations to Greg Goldfinch and the incredible team at Colliers Highbrook, who are this year’s David Oliver Beacon Award recipients. The David Oliver Beacon Award is awarded annually, to acknowledge and celebrate those who have made a significant contribution to the MND community. The 2021 theme was “making a positive contribution, improvement, or innovation in … Read more

Cuppa Tea

Thank you to everyone who supported Motor Neurone Disease Awareness Month 2021. To those who boiled the kettle, baked the cakes, endured an icy drenching, sponsored an activity, or dropped a donation in a collection tub. More than 30 Cuppa Tea for MND events were held across New Zealand to mark Motor Neurone Disease Awareness … Read more

Mnd News David's Unusables

As part of Motor Neurone Disease Awareness Month and to mark Global ALS/MND Awareness Day, today we launched a new campaign to help raise awareness of motor neurone disease in New Zealand, and in turn increase support, funding, and research, to benefit those living with the disease. Whangarei-based David Seymour, who was diagnosed with MND … Read more

Raise awareness and funds to make a difference this June! Find out how to get involved below: Share your storyDo you have a story to share about your experiences with MND? We invite you to help raise awareness about MND and its impact on New Zealanders by sharing your story when the time feels right. … Read more

Kiwis living with motor neurone disease (MND) are set to benefit from MND New Zealand being the official charity partner of Emirates Team New Zealand for the 36th America’s Cup. Since the partnership was announced in June 2019, the team has helped the charity increase awareness and inspire others to join them in supporting people … Read more

A big thank you to our Foundation Corporate Sponsor Fulton Hogan as we celebrate the one-year anniversary of our partnership and The Fulton Hogan MND New Zealand Support Fund. It takes a team to live with the impacts of MND and we are so proud to have Fulton Hogan as part of the team making … Read more

Walk 2 D’Feet MND is MND New Zealand’s national fundraising event series, organised and led by volunteer supporters.  MND New Zealand provides guidance, resources, and support to organise a Walk 2 D’Feet MND event in your local community. Why not join in this summer? Walk 2 D’Feet MND raises vital funds for MND support, information, … Read more