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Allergy New Zealand Launches New Guidelines For Schools And Kura

Monday, 20 June 2022, 10:37 am | Allergy New Zealand

Allergy New Zealand is delighted to launch its comprehensive new Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Guidelines for Schools and Kura today. The free Guidelines have been developed by Allergy New Zealand to support school leadership and management, as well as teachers ... More >>

Free EpiPen® Campaign Returns In Response To Overwhelming Demand

Tuesday, 8 February 2022, 9:42 am | Allergy New Zealand

Allergy New Zealand and Pub Charity have relaunched the successful FundaPen campaign to deliver 3,355 free lifesaving EpiPen® auto-injectors to patients who have a doctor-diagnosed allergy and are at risk of anaphylaxis. The FundaPen2 initiative follows the first ... More >>

Doctors, Nurses Get Behind Free EpiPen® Initiative

Thursday, 10 September 2020, 2:44 pm | Allergy New Zealand

Health professionals gave a huge thumbs up to Allergy New Zealand’s recent free EpiPen® campaign, according to the organisation’s Chief Executive Mark Dixon. FundaPen™, which has recently ended with nearly 3,000 New Zealanders at risk of ... More >>

Fundapen™ Initiative Extended To All Kiwis In Need Of Life-saving Epipen® Auto-injectors

Monday, 24 February 2020, 7:44 am | Allergy New Zealand

The FundaPen™ campaign, which last year saw hundreds of free EpiPens® given to children in need, has been extended for a limited time to any New Zealander at risk of anaphylaxis. While funded stocks last, Allergy New Zealand and Pub Charity are ... More >>

Food Allergy Awareness Week Media Release

Thursday, 30 April 2015, 1:45 pm | Allergy New Zealand

Allergy New Zealand is campaigning this year to raise awareness for kiwi families living with food allergies. More >>

Peanut allergy: Experts call for public health advice review

Monday, 9 March 2015, 4:57 pm | Allergy New Zealand

Allergy New Zealand and allergy specialists are calling for the Ministry of Health to urgently review infant feeding guidelines, to try and stem the tide of peanut allergy in New Zealand children. More >>

Wasp attacks – Allergy New Zealand

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 4:45 pm | Allergy New Zealand

The summer holidays should be a fun and carefree time of the year for everyone, but for some it can be memorable for the wrong reasons. Insect stings, especially multiple stings are becoming much more common-place in New Zealands’ favourite holiday spots. More >>

HRV nails allergies with new partnership

Tuesday, 14 May 2013, 3:23 pm | Allergy New Zealand

HRV is pointing the finger at allergies this Allergy Awareness Week – 13th to 19th May – partnering with Allergy New Zealand to help raise awareness for those who live with allergies. More >>

Allergy NZ Announces Partnership with Healthy Life Media

Thursday, 16 August 2012, 9:42 am | Allergy New Zealand

At its Annual General Meeting last night, national charity Allergy New Zealand announced their new partnership with Healthy Life Media to publish Allergy Today magazine. The award winning publishers of Healthy Food Guide magazine will take the helm in ... More >>

Barriers to access may lead to health risks

Thursday, 21 May 2009, 11:20 am | Allergy New Zealand

Accessing inaccurate information and not getting a proper diagnosis can put allergy sufferers’health at risk, warns Allergy New Zealand. “There are barriers to accessing proper medical advice, so out of frustration people may be tempted to self-diagnose, ... More >>

DHBs need urgent improvement in allergy services

Wednesday, 21 May 2008, 11:07 am | Allergy New Zealand

Each of the country’s 21 district health boards and the Ministry of Health are being presented with a submission this week, pushing for urgent improvements in allergy services for New Zealand’s estimated 800,000 sufferers. More >>

Food allergy sufferers miss out on services

Tuesday, 8 April 2008, 11:20 am | Allergy New Zealand

A lack of data on food allergies means that many food allergy sufferers are missing out on hospital services, according to a new study published in the New Zealand Medical Journal*. More >>

Allergy New Zealand Welcomes Nut Ban Debate

Tuesday, 4 July 2006, 11:04 am | Allergy New Zealand

National organisation Allergy New Zealand welcomes the debate on whether schools should ban nuts as a way to protect children with severe food allergy and anaphylaxis (a life-threatening condition). More >>

Is New Zealand prepared for an allergy epidemic?

Tuesday, 16 May 2006, 10:15 am | Allergy New Zealand

A severe lack of allergy services in New Zealand means a number of New Zealanders do not have access to the care they need. More >>

Australian moves for anaphylaxis legislation

Tuesday, 20 September 2005, 11:17 am | Allergy New Zealand

A New South Wales Coroners Court recommendations for new legislation to help protect children who suffer from severe allergic reactions highlights how far behind New Zealand is. More >>

Schools On Red Alert For Children With Allergies

Monday, 9 May 2005, 10:45 am | Allergy New Zealand

Hundreds of children around the country will don red clothes for Allergy New Zealand's inaugural "Red Alert Day" in support of their school mates who suffer from severe allergies. More >>

Allergy New Zealand takes leap forward

Tuesday, 26 April 2005, 11:15 am | Allergy New Zealand

Allergy New Zealand will be moving to another level with the appointment of its new chief executive. Penny Jorgensen took over the position early this month and brings with her a wealth of experience in the not-for-profit sector. “We are confident Allergy ... More >>

Lots of Tricks but Not Many Treats

Wednesday, 27 October 2004, 11:50 am | Allergy New Zealand

Halloween can be a tricky time without many treats for the hundreds of children that suffer from food allergies. Hidden inside that delicious looking treat could be an ingredient that could trigger a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. More >>

Living with an allergy

Tuesday, 11 May 2004, 12:43 am | Allergy New Zealand

When Auckland chef Ros Campbell tasted a small crumb of parmesan cheese as part of her job, the last thing she expected was to have a life-threatening allergic reaction and end up at the nearest A&E. More >>

All Black says play it safe

Tuesday, 11 May 2004, 12:42 am | Allergy New Zealand

All Black Kees Meeuws is fronting an Allergy New Zealand poster campaign urging allergy sufferers to play it safe and protect a life as part of Allergy Awareness Week, which kicks off May 10. More >>