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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 >>

Scleroderma – Hard to say; harder to live with

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 10:35 am | Arthritis New Zealand

Wednesday 29th June is World Scleroderma Day and Arthritis New Zealand, joins organisations around the world to raise awareness of this condition. This year’s theme is Hand in Hand recognising that for many people with scleroderma the support of others is ... More >>

Arthritis New Zealand says THANK YOU 2,845 times!

Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 9:12 am | Arthritis New Zealand

During this very special National Volunteer Week (19-25 June) it is timely for us to sit and reflect on the amazing support Arthritis New Zealand receives from volunteers across the country, said Sandra Kirby, Chief Executive. More >>

If you are a young person, diagnosed with arthritis

Tuesday, 14 June 2016, 3:20 pm | Arthritis New Zealand

If you are a young person, diagnosed with arthritis – don’t give up your dreams! More >>

Kids get arthritis too!

Tuesday, 12 April 2016, 4:14 pm | Arthritis New Zealand

This weekend 6 year old Amelia will again head off to the Arthritis New Zealand annual camp at the beautiful Totara Springs Camp near Matamata. She will be joined by 32 other young children, newly diagnosed with different forms of arthritis and their ... More >>

Why are we paying more for an easy-open cap on medication?

Monday, 4 April 2016, 11:32 am | Arthritis New Zealand

GSK are being asked questions related to the price of their two products that are marketed primarily to ease arthritis pain. Both products, Voltaren Osteo Gel and Voltaren Emugel, contain exactly the same ingredients, but it appears consumers are ... More >>

Targets might be met but need is clearly not

Friday, 1 April 2016, 11:47 am | Arthritis New Zealand

“There are more people wanting hip and knee joint replacements than can be managed by District Health Boards (DHBs) despite the health target for elective surgery being met or exceeded by all but three of the 20 DHBs. The problem just won’t go away.” ... More >>

Frustration Free Packaging

Friday, 26 February 2016, 9:20 am | Arthritis New Zealand

Have you ever struggled to open an every day item such as the milk; a , a pill bottle; a jar? , For many New Zealanders this is a daily challenge – for people with arthritis it’s an almost impossible task. So how does New Zealand move to provide frustration ... More >>

Christchurch Woman Receives Premier Award

Thursday, 18 February 2016, 1:58 pm | Arthritis New Zealand

A Christchurch personal trainer has received the top award at a ceremony marking Arthritis New Zealand’s 50th Anniversary. More >>

MPs pad up to bowl out arthritis

Monday, 15 February 2016, 10:49 am | Arthritis New Zealand

While the Black Caps fight for survival at the Basin Reserve, Members of Parliament will be padding up for a charity cricket match in support of Arthritis New Zealand today at Wellington’s Kelburn Park. More >>

2016 Arthritis New Zealand Awards, celebrating 50 years

Thursday, 11 February 2016, 9:53 am | Arthritis New Zealand

This year's Arthritis New Zealand Awards marks a very special occasion. Not only will we be acknowledging the outstanding contributions of the award recipients, but 2016 also marks the 50th anniversary of Arthritis New Zealand. More >>

Calling inspirational sportspeople with arthritis!

Friday, 18 December 2015, 4:15 pm | Arthritis New Zealand

To celebrate our 50th Anniversary Arthritis New Zealand will be making a one off award to acknowledge an outstanding, inspirational sportsperson who has been diagnosed with arthritis and been able to adjust and achieve reasonable goals a in their chosen ... More >>

A Big Thank You From Us On Volunteer Day

Friday, 4 December 2015, 11:41 am | Arthritis New Zealand

New Zealanders are renowned for their generosity and in 2015 alone thousands of you gave up your time to volunteer for Arthritis New Zealand. More >>

Deserving of More than Just One Day

Wednesday, 2 December 2015, 3:50 pm | Arthritis New Zealand

Tomorrow is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities and is recognised annually on the 3rd of December. The goal of 2015 is Inclusion matters: access and empowerment for people of all abilities. More >>

Paracetamol can also be helpful when taken as directed

Friday, 30 October 2015, 12:10 pm | Arthritis New Zealand

“Paracetamol is commonly used as a pain killer and taken as directed has many benefits for people living with arthritis” said Sandra Kirby CEO Arthritis New Zealand in response to todays Dominion Post article and New Zealand Medical Journal report. More >>



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