Embark on the momentous trek up Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to help support people living with MND. 4 March – 12 March 2025 IMPORTANT NOTE ALL REGISTRATIONS, INCLUDING PAYMENTS, MUST BE COMPLETED WITH INSPIRED ADVENTURES VIA THIS LINK: https://inspiredadventures.com.au/event/mndnz-kilimanjaro-2025/ REGISTER AND PAY HERE Our Challenge Trek to Mt Kilimanjaro is a fantastic collaboration with MND Victoria, who … Read more

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Darren Bidois (Ngāi Te Rangi) and his wife Leanne are trying to focus on the positives after Darren was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. Darren commissioned this Korowai (cloak) as an heirloom for his family and it arrived just the day before his 60th birthday, when this photo was taken. Photo: Supplied Every year, the … Read more


Earlier this month, Ruth Mylchreest – Waikato local, athlete and Te Whatu Ora- Waikato neurology clinical nurse specialist took on an incredible challenge to raise awareness and funding for people affected by MND and Huntington’s disease. The challenge saw Ruth climb Kakepuku Mountain 10 times – a total distance of around 75km – on a … Read more

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Tonight’s screening of “Stewart” is more than just a movie night—it’s a tribute to the memory of Malcolm Abernethy and the fight against MND. Malcolm, who was diagnosed with MND in March 2021, was a passionate fan of the legendary racer Jackie Stewart. “In March 2023 we sadly lost a dad, grandad and husband,” the … Read more


When Serena’s brother Michael was diagnosed with MND on Valentine’s Day 2020 everything changed. He and his young family were living in Wellington, but soon moved back home to Invercargill to be close to family. Among all the bad news and uncertainty over the future, the one bright spot that Serena recalls is that the … Read more

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The buzz of the crowd, quiet moments of remembrance, the hug of a stranger who gets it. Walk to Defeat MND community events are positive, powerful, colourful, and life-affirming. People from all walks of life find strength together, united by their experiences with MND, with the shared purpose of creating hope for others. Join us … Read more


💙 SEEKING VOLUNTEER ORGANISERS 💙 Walk to Defeat MND brings communities together to walk in honour, memory, and in support of people affected by motor neurone disease (MND) and raise awareness and much needed funds for research and support. Walks vary between 3-5km, they are powerchair and pushchair friendly, fun for kids, and the dogs … Read more

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Walk to Defeat MND is back this February! 👏 Walk to Defeat MND brings New Zealanders together to walk in honour, memory, and in support of people affected by motor neurone disease (MND), while raising awareness and much needed funds for support and research to help stop MND in its tracks. MND is a terminal … Read more


Taupō retiree and former nurse Sally Sims, who was diagnosed with MND in 2022, is hosting a charity auction with residents at Summerset Taupō to raise money for MND research. 👉 1pm at Summerset by the Lake, Taupō 👉 Saturday 26 August 👉 Everyone welcome Local community members and businesses have donated items ranging from … Read more

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Motor Neurone Disease NZ is the official charity partner for the NZ Masters Games, the largest and longest-running Masters multi-sport festival in New Zealand. The 35th annual Games will be hosted in Dunedin from 3-12 February 2024. Motor neurone disease (MND) is a fatal, rapidly progressing neurological disease that leaves people locked in a failing … Read more

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MND NZ Board member Estelle and her husband Geoff have run an annual charity bridge tournament for many years, helping to raise money and awareness for a wide range of causes dearest to the Royle Epsom Bridge Club members. “Because of the tightknit nature of the bridge playing community, bridge tournaments are an amazing way … Read more


Wow, what an incredible June YOU have helped create! Your support means the world to us. Here at Motor Neurone Disease NZ, we see firsthand the cruel blows and unfairness of an MND diagnosis on both the individual and those that love them. We also see the hope and strength you offer through Motor Neurone … Read more