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200 years closer to a cure for Parkinson’s

Monday, 10 April 2017, 4:28 pm | Parkinsons New Zealand

It’s been 200 years since English physician James Parkinson first described the condition named after him in An Essay on the Shaking Palsy. Since 1817, major advances have been made in Parkinson’s research, including the development of various medications ... More >>

Parkinson’s Awareness Week – on Screen and on the Streets

Thursday, 27 October 2016, 4:50 pm | Parkinsons New Zealand

Media Release Parkinson’s New Zealand 27 October 2016 Parkinson’s Awareness Week – on Screen and on the Streets Parkinson’s New Zealand is encouraging people to join them for their Parkinson’s Awareness Week 1-7 November to raise awareness ... More >>

Parkinson’s NZ says a huge thank you to volunteers

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 10:15 am | Parkinsons New Zealand

“Many people living with Parkinson’s would have a very difference experience of our service if it was not for strong volunteer support,” says Deirdre O’Sullivan, Parkinson’s New Zealand Chief Executive. More >>

Muhammad Ali was a champion at raising Parkinson’s Awareness

Tuesday, 7 June 2016, 11:34 am | Parkinsons New Zealand

Many New Zealanders remember Muhammad Ali as the greatest boxer of all time. But for people living with Parkinson’s he had an extra title of ‘Parkinson’s Champion’. More >>

Parkinson’s Raising Money and Awareness on the Big Screen

Wednesday, 28 October 2015, 10:37 am | Parkinsons New Zealand

An award-winning commercial about the damage Parkinson’s does to the connection between people’s brains and bodies will run in more than 360 cinemas nationwide during Parkinson’s Awareness Week (1 to 7 November). More >>

Parkinsons NZ excited about success of living cell research

Thursday, 18 June 2015, 2:57 pm | Parkinsons New Zealand

Parkinsons New Zealand is excited about the results of Living Cell Technologies’ (LCT) trial involving NZ pig cells in the treatment of Parkinson’s. More >>

Every day is Parkinson’s Day for People with Parkinson’s.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015, 4:17 pm | Parkinsons New Zealand

World Parkinsons Day (WPD) is celebrated every year and is dedicated to raising awareness about Parkinson’s and the impact this condition has on people’s lives. More >>

“Shifting Gears” – The ride for Parkinson’s continues

Thursday, 12 March 2015, 2:41 pm | Parkinsons New Zealand

1 Ducati bike, 4000+Kms to ride, awareness and money to raise and 1 hell of a guy! More >>

Parkinson’s visual art and poetry competition announced

Friday, 19 September 2014, 3:19 pm | Parkinsons New Zealand

A nationwide art competition encouraging New Zealanders to think out loud about what it’s like to live with Parkinson’s disease has been launched today by Parkinson’s New Zealand in advance of Parkinson’s Awareness Week 1-7 November. More >>

Kanye West lyrics offensive to people with Parkinsons'

Thursday, 20 June 2013, 12:38 pm | Parkinsons New Zealand

Parkinson’s New Zealand is joining other Parkinson’s organisations around the world voicing their concern about the lyrics of Kanye West’s latest song Yeezus. The lyrics feature the line “get this bitch shaking like Parkinson’s” in reference ... More >>

Inspirational people with Parkinson’s sought

Tuesday, 5 February 2013, 11:11 am | Parkinsons New Zealand

Parkinson’s New Zealand is marking its 30th Anniversary by recognising the contribution people with Parkinson’s make in the community and the volunteers who make our Society great. More >>

I live with Parkinson’s

Tuesday, 2 November 2010, 11:32 am | Parkinsons New Zealand

Imagine being unable to change a light bulb. Imagine needing help to shower. Imagine the little things in life becoming beyond your reach. Nearly 10,000 New Zealander’s live with Parkinson’s. So do their families, friends and co-workers. From 1-7 November, ... More >>

Parkinson’s Awareness Week Launched at Parliament

Monday, 2 November 2009, 12:08 pm | Parkinsons New Zealand

Parkinson’s Awareness Week from 1 to 7 November 2009 was marked by the launch of multilingual pamphlets at Parliament on 29 October. ‘Korero Mai – Speak to me’ is the theme of this year’s Awareness Week. This initiative will see Parkinson’s ... More >>

Parkinson’s disease knows no language barriers

Thursday, 29 October 2009, 12:28 pm | Parkinsons New Zealand

Parkinson’s Awareness Week from 1 to 7 November 2009 will be marked by the launch of pamphlets in the 10 most commonly spoken languages in New Zealand. The theme ‘Korero Mai – Speak to me’ will see Parkinson’s New Zealand, and their 20 divisions ... More >>

Parkinson’s Awareness Week Launches at Parliament

Friday, 23 October 2009, 11:34 am | Parkinsons New Zealand

Parkinson’s Awareness Week from 1 to 7 November 2009 will be marked by the launch of multilingual pamphlets at Parliament on 29 October. More >>

Pirates for Parkinson’s

Thursday, 24 September 2009, 2:31 pm | Parkinsons New Zealand

On Sunday 20th September, Wellington was home to one of 50 ‘Pirates for Parkinson's’ walks taking place around the world. Thirty people aged between 5 and 64 participated, and raised over $4000 for Parkinson’s New Zealand. More >>

Pirates for Parkinson's

Tuesday, 15 September 2009, 4:27 pm | Parkinsons New Zealand

On Sunday 20th September, Wellington will be home to one of 50 ‘Pirates for Parkinson's’ walks taking place around the world. Thirty people aged between 5 and 64 will be participating, and have so far raised over $2000 for Parkinson’s New Zealand. The ... More >>

SBS Bank gives back to a local non-profit group

Thursday, 23 July 2009, 12:28 pm | Parkinsons New Zealand

It is great to see a NZ owned bank giving back to local community and the members of the Parkinsons Society want to say “Thank you Terri to you and your team of special people, not just for the relationship we have with the coffee and caring, ... More >>

Jordan Luck speaks out on Parkinson’s Disease

Tuesday, 26 August 2008, 9:19 am | Parkinsons New Zealand

Kiwi pop legend Jordan Luck has become a special Ambassador for Parkinson’s New Zealand, the organisation that provides education, information and support for New Zealanders living with Parkinson’s. His mission is to lift public awareness of ... More >>

Poets Speak out for Parkinson’s

Wednesday, 28 May 2008, 12:11 am | Parkinsons New Zealand

In a show of support for Parkinson’s, six of New Zealand’s most well known and awarded poets will read a selection of their work at ‘Poetry for Parkinson’s’, to be held in Wellington in June. More >>

 

 

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