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Helping Kiwis Breathe Easy, This Christmas And Beyond

Tuesday, 21 December 2021, 9:10 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

As we head into the festive season after a long and challenging year, the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) is encouraging Kiwis to stay safe and look after their respiratory health this summer. "With COVID now in the community ... More >>

Smoke From Scrub Fire A Risk In The Far North

Monday, 20 December 2021, 11:40 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) is urging anyone with a respiratory condition who has been evacuated from the Kaimaumau area to be careful about smoke, and to stay indoors as far as possible, with the active fire currently burning across ... More >>

Smokefree 2025 Action Plan A Breath Of Fresh Air For Aotearoa

Thursday, 9 December 2021, 2:30 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) welcomes the announcement of the Government’s Smokefree 2025 Action Plan. The measures announced include the age for buying tobacco being raised each year, meaning people who are 14 or under now ... More >>

Children With Poorly Controlled Asthma At Increased Risk From COVID-19, Study Finds

Monday, 6 December 2021, 1:12 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

A new study from Scotland shows that children with poorly controlled asthma are up to 6 times more likely to be hospitalised with COVID-19 compared to other children. The study, published in The Lancet, looked at COVID infection and hospital admission ... More >>

Life Education Trust Joins Forces With Asthma And Respiratory Foundation To Tackle Youth Vaping

Friday, 19 November 2021, 7:23 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) is delighted to announce a partnership with Life Education Trust NZ (LET), with the aim of fighting the teen vaping epidemic. The recent ‘Vaping in NZ youth survey’, undertaken by ARFNZ and the Secondary ... More >>

World COPD Day Highlights Health Inequities In NZ

Tuesday, 16 November 2021, 7:58 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Tomorrow (Wednesday 17 November) is World COPD Day. This international day is about raising awareness around Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD. For 2021, the theme is "Healthy Lungs - Never More Important". COPD is a major problem ... More >>

Alarming Results From NZ’s Biggest Ever Youth Vaping Survey

Monday, 1 November 2021, 6:56 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH THE SECONDARY PRINCIPALS' ASSOCIATION OF NZ (SPANZ) The results of a major survey looking at the vaping habits of secondary school students have been released today (Monday 1 November). The survey found that: - 26% of students ... More >>

Worldwide Time Trends In Children’s Asthma Show Severe Asthma Rates Decreasing In NZ

Friday, 29 October 2021, 12:02 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

The Global Asthma Network (GAN) has released the results of its Phase 1 study, which shows how the worldwide burden of children’s asthma symptoms is changing. The report, published in The Lancet today (Friday 29 October), includes brand new data showing ... More >>

Asthma Education Goes Online To Fight Health Inequity

Monday, 18 October 2021, 9:07 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) today launched the Sailor Digital Classroom, a brand-new free online tool to teach primary school children about asthma. One in seven Kiwi children live with asthma, and unfortunately a large number of ... More >>

Youth19 Findings Show Teen Vaping Is A National Issue

Friday, 15 October 2021, 7:12 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

The findings of the Youth19 vaping survey have been published today (Friday 15 October) in the Australia and New Zealand Journal of Public Health . The study surveyed secondary school students on their smoking and vaping habits, and offers a snapshot of how ... More >>

24-hour Runner Tops Fundraising Efforts To Support Better Breathing

Wednesday, 6 October 2021, 10:23 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation’s (ARFNZ) annual Breathe Better September campaign wrapped up last week, raising over $15,500 in donations, with a record 267 Better Breathing Heroes taking part. The campaign aims to raise awareness of asthma and ... More >>

Smoke From Commercial Building Fire A Risk In Tauranga

Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 1:58 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) is urging anyone with a respiratory condition living in the Tauranga area to check whether there are any signs of smoke in their area before venturing outdoors, with an active fire currently burning on ... More >>

Wellington Man Running 24 Hours Non-stop To Raise Respiratory Disease Awareness

Monday, 20 September 2021, 7:14 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Marketing Professor and ultra-marathon runner Nick Ashill is taking on an epic challenge to support the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation’s Breathe Better September campaign. He will be hitting the streets of Wellington and running non-stop for 24 hours from ... More >>

New Respiratory Disease Report Highlights Back-to-school Asthma Risk And Inequity For Pasifika And Māori

Wednesday, 8 September 2021, 7:24 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

A new report on New Zealand’s respiratory health shows that huge inequity persists in terms of asthma and other respiratory disease. 'The Impact of Respiratory Disease in New Zealand: 2020 update', commissioned by the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation ... More >>

Helping Kiwis live in healthier homes

Friday, 3 September 2021, 9:29 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

SmartVent's home ventilation systems help to create healthy home environments, which greatly improves indoor air quality and decreases respiratory disease triggers (such as mould and damp air) in New Zealanders’ homes. SmartVent are committed to improving ... More >>

Breathe easier in lockdown with live advice from an expert

Tuesday, 31 August 2021, 9:23 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) is launching its Breathe Better September awareness and fundraising month in an exclusive Facebook Live session with a renowned breathing expert. More >>

RCR helps young Kiwis to breathe easier

Thursday, 26 August 2021, 9:31 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

RCR Infrastructure is proud to partner with the Asthma & Respiratory Foundation to help support the 700,000 Kiwis with respiratory disease. More >>

Step up this September to help Kiwis breathe better

Monday, 23 August 2021, 10:46 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) is encouraging Kiwis to show their support for fellow New Zealanders with asthma and other respiratory conditions by setting an active ‘Better Breathing Challenge’ for the month of September. ARFNZ’s ... More >>

Keeping yourself and others safe in Level 4 lockdown

Wednesday, 18 August 2021, 11:18 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

As New Zealand heads back into Alert Level 4, the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation is reminding Kiwis how vital it is to follow the rules and keep each other safe. More >>

Retail Restrictions A Step In The Right Direction To Curb Youth Vaping

Wednesday, 11 August 2021, 8:33 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Today (Wednesday 11 August), it becomes illegal for general retailers to sell vaping or smokeless tobacco products containing flavours other than tobacco, mint and menthol. However, diverse e-liquid flavours will still be available from specialist outlets, ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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