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Fight The Dust Mites This World Allergy Week

Wednesday, 16 June 2021, 2:29 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

It’s World Allergy Week this week (13-19 June), and the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) is encouraging people to be aware of their winter allergy triggers. "One in eight adults and one in seven children in New Zealand have asthma, and ... More >>

Huge Increase In ‘Don’t Get Sucked In’ Web Visits As Schools Grapple With Vaping Epidemic

Wednesday, 16 June 2021, 6:48 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation New Zealand (ARFNZ) has seen a massive increase in visits to its vaping education website Don’t Get Sucked In , as schools, parents and students seek more information about vaping and e-cigarettes. Almost 5,000 new ... More >>

Health Resources Reduce Barriers For Samoan Community

Monday, 31 May 2021, 9:31 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

This week, Aotearoa celebrates Samoan Language Week, Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa. The theme is Poupou le lotoifale, ola manuia le anofale, which means ‘strengthen the posts of your house, for all to thrive’. "Over the last year, the Asthma and ... More >>

Have Your Say This World Smokefree Day

Friday, 28 May 2021, 7:01 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

World Smokefree Day is coming up on Monday 31st May, and the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) is encouraging Kiwis to have their say on the Government’s Action Plan for Smokefree 2025. Consultation on the plan closes on Monday at 5pm ... More >>

Asthma And Respiratory Foundation Informs Teens: Don’t Get Sucked Into Vaping

Wednesday, 26 May 2021, 1:27 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

This week, there has been extensive media coverage talking about the vaping epidemic in high schools across the country. Both school principals and researchers have warned that this is a very real issue. Education around vaping is vital, and the Asthma ... More >>

International Asthma Guidelines Follow The Lead Of Asthma And Respiratory Foundation NZ

Tuesday, 4 May 2021, 9:28 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

GINA, the Global Initiative for Asthma, has released its strategy framework, and the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) is delighted to see that the international asthma recommendations have changed to follow a similar approach to the New Zealand ... More >>

Aotearoa Te Rā Whakaarohia Te Huangō May 4th, 2021 - New Zealand’s Inaugural Asthma Awareness Day

Friday, 23 April 2021, 9:15 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

This May, the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation New Zealand (ARFNZ) is launching a dedicated New Zealand Asthma Awareness Day: Aotearoa - Te Rā Whakaarohia te Huangō. New Zealand’s asthma statistics are among the worst in the world, with Māori tamariki, ... More >>

Pulse Energy Partners With Asthma And Respiratory Foundation NZ To Help Kiwis Breathe Easier

Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 10:28 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

On April 1, electricity retailer Pulse Energy became an official sponsor of Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) to help raise the awareness of respiratory disease in New Zealand and to help the 700,000 Kiwis living with respiratory disease ... More >>

Māori Children Hospitalised With Asthma At Twice Rate Of Non-Māori, Study Finds

Friday, 16 April 2021, 9:19 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

A study published today (16 April) in the New Zealand Medical Journal highlights clear inequities in the health outcomes of New Zealand children with asthma. The study, by the Liggins Institute at the University of Auckland, documents trends in ... More >>

Don’t Let Asthma Hold You Back This World Asthma Day

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 10:26 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

World Asthma Day is coming up on 4 May, and Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) is urging Kiwis to get sporty for a good cause. The annual awareness campaign is hosted by ARFNZ to educate Kiwis about one of New Zealand’s most prevalent respiratory ... More >>

New Medical Director For Asthma And Respiratory Foundation

Tuesday, 6 April 2021, 9:32 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation New Zealand is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr James Fingleton, BM, PhD, FRACP, as Medical Director. Dr Fingleton is a respiratory physician and Clinical Leader for Respiratory at Wellington Regional Hospital, where ... More >>

Play It Safe With Asthma This Winter

Thursday, 1 April 2021, 8:00 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

The winter sports season is fast approaching, and the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation New Zealand is reminding Kiwis who live with asthma to ensure they have plans in place to manage their symptoms through the cooler months. "One in seven New ... More >>

Smoke A Risk In Christchurch

Tuesday, 30 March 2021, 10:33 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) is urging anyone with a respiratory condition living in Christchurch to avoid venturing outdoors if they can see or smell smoke, with the active fire currently burning at the pizza factory in Hillsborough. ... More >>

New Partnership Aims To Improve Indoor Air Quality – And People’s Health

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 2:58 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

A new partnership between heat pump company Daikin and the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) will see the two organisations work together to help reduce the impact of respiratory illness. As a partner of ARFNZ, and member of the Foundation’s ... More >>

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 >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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