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Arthritis New Zealand offers free phone support

Thursday, 5 October 2017, 5:10 pm | Arthritis New Zealand

People with arthritis in the Waikato DHB area now have access to personalised telephone support from Arthritis New Zealand. More >>

Arthritis – anyone, any age

Monday, 18 September 2017, 7:42 pm | Arthritis New Zealand

Arthritis can affect anyone at any age – that’s the message of Arthritis New Zealand’s annual appeal this week.. Arthritis is not just an old person’s disease. Half the 624,000 Kiwis with arthritis are of working age and around one in 1,000 ... More >>

Elective surgery only one option for people with arthritis

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 4:26 pm | Arthritis New Zealand

Arthritis New Zealand says the increase in elective surgery announced by the Prime Minister today needs to be matched with early intervention and treatment to reduce the pain and suffering of people living with arthritis. More >>

Arthritis medications need funding too

Monday, 4 September 2017, 4:34 pm | Arthritis New Zealand

Arthritis New Zealand today expressed concern that medications that are waiting for Pharmac funding could be overlooked because of publicity about new cancer treatments. More >>

Call to combine gout and diabetes testing

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 11:49 am | Arthritis New Zealand

New Zealand has joined forces with Diabetes New Zealand to call for uric acid testing for gout to be included alongside blood sugar tests. More >>

Health System Hardly Enviable for People with Arthrisis

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 4:02 pm | Arthritis New Zealand

Thursday 10 August, 2017 - On the contrary, Kiwis with arthritis envy patients in other countries, says Arthritis New Zealand’s CEO Sandra Kirby. More >>

Arthritis New Zealand President opens search for new CEO

Monday, 31 July 2017, 12:05 pm | Arthritis New Zealand

Associate Professor Peter Larmer, President of Arthritis New Zealand, said he had accepted with regret the resignation of long-standing CEO Sandra Kirby. “Sandra has provided great leadership for nine years. While we will miss her and her enthusiasm, ... More >>

New health service helps people with osteoarthritis

Wednesday, 12 July 2017, 3:00 pm | Arthritis New Zealand

A new online programme is helping people manage their osteoarthritis and share with others who have the condition. More >>

James Lowe’s golden game (tinged with orange)

Friday, 9 June 2017, 12:13 pm | Arthritis New Zealand

When James Lowe plays his 50th rugby game for the Chiefs tonight, Arthritis New Zealand will celebrate his golden milestone along with him. The 24-year-old winger will be wearing his orange Arthritis New Zealand wristband as usual. He’s battled ... More >>

Genes to blame for gout, not food

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 11:31 am | Arthritis New Zealand

Advances in genetic research into gout underline Arthritis New Zealand’s message to people living with this extremely painful disease. Gout causes excruciating pain and swelling in the joints of the hands and feet, usually the big toes. It’s the ... More >>

It’s good to realise you’re not alone in this

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 1:16 pm | Arthritis New Zealand

These are the heartfelt words of Ralph. His daughter Zara was diagnosed with arthritis when she was two years old. She is now 12. More >>

Governor-General accepts Patronage of Arthritis New Zealand

Friday, 2 December 2016, 2:37 pm | Arthritis New Zealand

Peter Larmer, President of Arthritis New Zealand, was delighted to announce to the attendees at the organisation’s AGM, that the Governor-General, Her Excellency The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy has agreed to become the Patron of Arthritis New Zealand. More >>

Three Cheers for Our Volunteers

Friday, 2 December 2016, 12:19 pm | Arthritis New Zealand

Like many charity-based organisations, Arthritis New Zealand says it honours this day because the organisation could not function without its many volunteers. More >>

Thank you New Zealand for your support

Wednesday, 9 November 2016, 9:31 am | Arthritis New Zealand

Once again New Zealand you have supported our annual appeal and your donations will support our services for the 620,000 New Zealanders with a diagnosis of arthritis. More >>

ORANGE hits the stage in Auckland

Friday, 4 November 2016, 3:30 pm | Arthritis New Zealand

It’s called ORANGE, and the reason it’s so artistically special is that it’s about young people living with arthritis, and it is performed by… young people living with arthritis. More >>

Exercise is Still Possible!

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 3:44 pm | Arthritis New Zealand

Debbie Hardy was diagnosed with septic arthritis at the age of 33. She had never heard of the condition before, or the impact this diagnosis would have on her life. More >>

The World is in our hands - World Arthritis Day

Tuesday, 11 October 2016, 3:17 pm | Arthritis New Zealand

It’s true to say that almost every day, or every week, seems to be an awareness day or week for some kind of disorder, physical or mental condition, or social ill. More >>

Targets might be met but need is clearly not

Friday, 23 September 2016, 9:25 am | Arthritis New Zealand

“There are more people needing hip and knee joint replacements than can be managed by District Health Boards (DHBs) but it seems that access to life changing surgery does depend on your address.” Sandra Kirby, Arthritis New Zealand Chief Executive ... More >>

A Day in the Life of a 90 Year Old Mum

Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 1:50 pm | Arthritis New Zealand

Wake ups to me are frustratingly hard. Instead of feeling refreshed after my 8-10 hour sleep (pre-baby), my5.30am wake up calls (thanks son) are filled with shoots of pain through my crippling hands and cracking knees as I slowly stretch them open. ... More >>

So What is Arthritis?

Wednesday, 14 September 2016, 12:24 pm | Arthritis New Zealand

Despite arthritis being the leading cause of disability in NZ and more than 620,000 with a diagnosis, there still seems to be little understanding that there are more than 140 different forms of the condition and the impact it that arthritis has not ... More >>



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