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New NZ COPD Guidelines Timely For Those Most At Risk From COVID-19

Friday, 19 February 2021, 9:10 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

The first-ever New Zealand COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Guidelines have been published in the New Zealand Medical Journal today, providing a national framework for diagnosis and management of COPD in a New Zealand context. Affecting ... More >>

Smokefree And Vapefree Advice Crucial At Point Of Sale

Tuesday, 2 February 2021, 9:58 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) are urging that the new Vaping Act regulations focus on the end goal of quitting both smoking and vaping. Public consultation is now open for the ‘Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products Act 1990’ ... More >>

Warning For Parents As Asthma Hospitalisations Spike On Return To School

Monday, 1 February 2021, 10:23 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) is urging parents, caregivers and schools to be prepared for the annual rise in asthma hospitalisations when children return to school after the holidays. An increase in asthma hospitalisations when school ... More >>

Quality And Quantity - The Real Housing Issue

Wednesday, 9 December 2020, 1:21 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) is urging the government to not only consider the lack of housing supply as an issue, but also the quality of housing due to its clear link with respiratory disease. The ‘Housing in Aotearoa: 2020’ ... More >>

La Niña Could Be Bad News For Asthma And Allergy Sufferers This Summer

Thursday, 26 November 2020, 8:45 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) is warning asthma and allergy sufferers to be cautious while holidaying this summer as La Niña weather patterns continue to contribute to higher pollen counts. The combined effect of the warmth, humidity, ... More >>

No Smoke, No Vape, No Youth Uptake

Tuesday, 10 November 2020, 10:01 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) have re-launched their youth vaping education website ‘Don’t Get Sucked In’ to align with the new vaping legislation coming into effect on 11 November 2020. The Smokefree Environments and Regulated ... More >>

National Conference Gets Green Light

Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 3:33 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) have today confirmed the New Zealand Respiratory Conference (NZRC) to be held at Te Papa in Wellington on 5-6 November will be going ahead. The event is one of the few in-person health care conferences ... More >>

Morrinsville Chef Tops Fundraising Efforts In Support Of Better Breathing

Thursday, 1 October 2020, 2:03 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation’s (ARFNZ) annual Breathe Better September campaign wrapped up yesterday raising over $20,000 in donations, with a record number of Better Breathing Heroes taking part. The campaign aimed to raise awareness of asthma and ... More >>

Better Breathing Heroes Fly Into Their Final Week

Wednesday, 23 September 2020, 11:10 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation’s (ARFNZ) annual Breathe Better September campaign has just a week remaining but that’s not slowing down the heroes who have signed up to complete a ‘Better Breathing Challenge’. The campaign is encouraging all ... More >>

Te Reo Asthma Shows Educate Tamariki This Māori Language Week

Tuesday, 15 September 2020, 9:32 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

As part of Māori Language Week, Te Hā Ora - Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) and Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori - Maori Language Commission are bringing Heremana Te Kōpūtōtara (Sailor the Pufferfish) asthma shows to schools in Wellington. ... More >>

Support Better Breathing - Become A Hero This September!

Monday, 17 August 2020, 11:33 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) is encouraging Kiwis to become Better Breathing Heroes this September as they launch their fifth annual Breathe Better September campaign. Kiwis are encouraged to show their support for fellow New Zealanders ... More >>

Self-isolation Advised For The High-risk Auckland Respiratory Community

Wednesday, 12 August 2020, 11:46 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) is advising that anyone with a severe underlying respiratory condition living in the Auckland region, begin self-isolation to protect against COVID-19. This advice follows the Government’s recent announcement ... More >>

Vaping Ball Dropped And Dribbled, But Finally Got Over The Line

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 11:54 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) is pleased to see that the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products Vaping Amendment Bill has been passed into legislation last night, after years of lobbying for regulations. The Bill will provide long-awaited ... More >>

Businesses Come On Board To Support Better Breathing

Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 9:07 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) are pleased to announce the launch of their new business sponsorship programme ‘Friends of the Foundation’ today, with design and construction company eHaus the first Gold Friend to come on board. ... More >>

Respiratory Resources Go Rural

Monday, 13 July 2020, 10:21 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

This week, Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) are distributing more than 26,000 free resources to rural and isolated communities or those deemed to have increased rates of respiratory disease. Asthma and other respiratory conditions disproportionately ... More >>

Wood Burners A Worry For Those With Respiratory Disease

Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 8:15 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) urges the public to consider the implications of older or incorrectly used wood burners on community respiratory health this winter. Studies show that air pollution from wood burners is putting additional strain on ... More >>

Remember - Don’t Get Sucked In

Friday, 3 July 2020, 11:37 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ), along with their Scientific Advisory Board members want to see New Zealander’s quit smoking, however not to the detriment of youth. Media coverage this week has had a focus on the impact of vaping in schools, ... More >>

Youth Are Vaping So Why Are We Waiting?

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 3:07 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) supports the Cancer Society in their call for urgency to push the Government’s Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Vaping) Amendment Bill through prior to the 2020 General Election. Letitia ... More >>

New Guidelines Bring Fundamental Changes To Asthma Management

Friday, 26 June 2020, 6:37 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

The updated Adolescent and Adult Asthma Guidelines, published in the New Zealand Medical Journal today, represent a "fundamental change in asthma management", according to leading medical experts. The Guidelines provide recommendations on the ... More >>

New Child Asthma Guidelines An Opportunity For Health

Thursday, 11 June 2020, 2:02 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

The latest revision of the Child Asthma Guidelines will be released by Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) on Monday, June 15, and will be presented at the General Practitioners Conference and Medical Exhibition (GPCME) this weekend. These ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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