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Famous Kiwis Supporting Healthy Blood Pressure

Monday, 19 September 2016, 11:09 am | Stroke Foundation

TV star Miriama Kamo and comedian Mike King are using their experiences with stroke to help save people from “the silent killer”. More >>

Better Outcomes For Stroke Survivors

Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 1:04 pm | Stroke Foundation

New figures show encouraging progress in stroke treatment and awareness, Stroke Foundation CEO Mark Vivian says. More >>

Think FAST! Stroke campaign goes live

Monday, 6 June 2016, 1:40 pm | Stroke Foundation

A nationwide stroke campaign has begun following a hugely successful trial which doubled the number of people able to recognise the main symptoms of a stroke. More >>

Stub out smoking at Parliament, Stroke Foundation urges

Tuesday, 31 May 2016, 12:59 pm | Stroke Foundation

Recent measures announced by the Government are fantastic steps in the campaign to help New Zealanders go smokefree. More >>

Stroke Foundation campaign going nationwide

Tuesday, 5 April 2016, 9:25 am | Stroke Foundation

A successful stroke campaign is going national after it doubled the number of people able to recognise the signs of a stroke. The Ministry of Health is funding a nationwide ‘FAST’ campaign to be launched later this year, based on the Stroke Foundation’s ... More >>

Kids’ lunches packing a salty punch

Monday, 29 February 2016, 12:32 pm | Stroke Foundation

Kids’ lunchboxes are packed with salty snacks and often exceed the total recommended daily salt intake all by themselves. That’s the finding from Consumer NZ’s investigation into lunchbox snacks, published at and in the March edition of Consumer ... More >>

Stroke prevention strategy needs overhaul

Monday, 23 November 2015, 12:23 pm | Stroke Foundation

The case for government intervention and a regulatory approach to reduce the incidence of stroke in New Zealand is urgent, says the Stroke Foundation. It echoes the view of AUT’s Professor Valery Feigin, speaking this morning on Radio New Zealand National ... More >>

Obesity plan ‘too little too soon’ for stroke

Friday, 23 October 2015, 10:14 am | Stroke Foundation

The government’s obesity action plan is a case of too little too soon, says the Stroke Foundation. Targeting children and pregnant women, while having a laudable long term focus, ignores the million or more New Zealand adults already affected ... More >>

Big NZ Blood Pressure Check set to break records

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 10:25 am | Stroke Foundation

The 2015 Big New Zealand Blood Pressure check is set to break records for the number of people to have their blood pressure tested in one day, in over 200 communities throughout the country on Saturday 3 October. The Stroke Foundation hopes that more ... More >>

Stroke wise people help save lives

Thursday, 2 April 2015, 3:47 pm | Stroke Foundation

The Stroke Foundation is launching a new website, Strokewise ( ) for Fight Stroke Week (7-12 April). Being stroke wise is all about preventing stroke, seeing the signs of stroke, and taking action to fight stroke in New Zealand. More >>

High salt diets ‘a ticking time bomb’ for many NZ children

Monday, 16 March 2015, 12:26 pm | Stroke Foundation

New Zealand children are in danger of developing a higher risk of stroke in later life thanks to the high salt content of their diet, according to an article published in Consumer magazine this week for world Salt Awareness Week. Most New Zealand children ... More >>

Stroke campaign takes FAST-track to success

Monday, 2 March 2015, 4:55 pm | Stroke Foundation

Improved public awareness around the signs of stroke will now FAST-track more stroke survivors to hospital care, increasing their chances of survival and recovery. Last year a six-week stroke awareness campaign funded by the Ministry of Health was piloted ... More >>

Poor understanding of stroke signs causes concern

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 2:49 pm | Stroke Foundation

Latest figures show a lack of awareness and understanding in New Zealand of stroke signs, which will have a significant impact on stroke survivors having the best chance of recovery. More >>

Waikato chosen to be FAST learners for stroke

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 2:17 pm | Stroke Foundation

Waikato residents will be the first in New Zealand to benefit from a large-scale public education campaign on how to recognise the symptoms of stroke. More >>

Government needs to focus on stroke rehab

Monday, 21 July 2014, 12:04 pm | Stroke Foundation

Government needs to focus on stroke rehab The Stroke Foundation is calling for more funding for post-stroke rehabilitation services. As highlighted in yesterday’s Sunday programme on TVNZ many stroke survivors have the ability to regain mobility ... More >>

Blood pressure campaign changing behaviour

Tuesday, 29 April 2014, 5:02 pm | Stroke Foundation

Four out of ten people who took part in the Stroke Foundation’s annual blood pressure awareness campaign say they are taking action to control their blood pressure as a result. That is the startling finding of a follow up survey of participants who ... More >>

Cigarette branding: time to act - the choice is plain

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 12:30 pm | Stroke Foundation

The Stroke Foundation is today backing the Cancer Society and Smokefree Coalition who are making oral submissions to the Health Select Committee in support of proposed legislation to remove of all branding from tobacco products. More >>

Piri Weepu’s stroke demands FAST action by all of us

Monday, 7 April 2014, 12:21 pm | Stroke Foundation

Piri Weepu’s recent stroke comes as an unhappy but timely reminder that stroke can affect anyone at any time, said the Stroke Foundation of New Zealand at the beginning of its 2014 Awareness Week (7-13 April). More >>

Health groups call on fast food giants to reduce salt

Monday, 10 March 2014, 11:03 am | Stroke Foundation

The Stroke Foundation and the National Institute for Health Innovation (NIHI) at the University of Auckland are calling on fast food companies in New Zealand to reduce the salt in their food as part of World Salt Awareness Week which takes place from ... More >>

Follow UK on smoking in cars – Stroke and Asthma Foundations

Friday, 14 February 2014, 2:56 pm | Stroke Foundation

New Zealand should heed the example set by the UK parliament yesterday and ban smoking in cars when children are passengers, said the Stroke and Asthma Foundations’ today. More >>



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