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Second State Of Child Health Report From Cure Kids Confirms The Worsening Impact Of High-burden Diseases

Wednesday, 22 June 2022, 6:35 am | Cure Kids

Cure Kids’ annual State of Child Health Report released today identifies four high-burden disease groups which are sending children in Aotearoa New Zealand to hospital at increasing rates. Cure Kids is New Zealand’s largest charitable funder ... More >>

Cure Kids Showcases Latest Breakthroughs In Child Health Research To Mark Red Nose Day And 50th Anniversary

Thursday, 29 July 2021, 9:26 am | Cure Kids

In 2021, the Red Nose Day appeal coincides with a significant milestone in Cure Kids’ history, celebrating 50 years of the charity supporting health research to transform the lives of children in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Cure Kids’ ... More >>

Cure Kids Issue Open Letter To Prime Minister Urging Prioritisation Of Vulnerable Children For COVID-19 Vaccine

Saturday, 6 March 2021, 5:02 pm | Cure Kids

Prioritisation of COVID Vaccinations for Vulnerable Families Kia Ora Rt. Honourable Jacinda Ardern, As the largest charitable funder of child health research in New Zealand, Cure Kids urges the Government to prioritise our most vulnerable children ... More >>

Cure Kids On Sir Bob Elliott's Passing

Friday, 21 August 2020, 2:17 pm | Cure Kids

Frances Benge, Cure Kids CEO Last night, New Zealand lost a shining bright light in child health research with the passing of Sir Bob Elliott, the founder of Cure Kids. The Cure Kids team is deeply saddened by his passing and our sincere and heartfelt ... More >>

Charitable Trust commits funding to suicide prevention

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 10:46 am | Cure Kids

Cure Kids is pleased to announce that $155,800 of funding has been donated by the Hugo Charitable Trust to support University of Otago clinical psychologist Dr Sarah Fortune’s child and adolescent self-harm surveillance and suicide prevention research. More >>

It’s Red Nose Day for Cure Kids!

Thursday, 26 September 2019, 4:15 pm | Cure Kids

Cure Kids’ Red Nose Day is back tomorrow, Friday 27 September, with Kiwis rallying together across the country to raise much-needed funding for child health research. The Red Nose Appeal is Cure Kids’ biggest fundraising campaign each year, culminating ... More >>

Dancing with the Stars NZ raises funds for Cure Kids

Thursday, 8 August 2019, 10:16 am | Cure Kids

Ten weeks of sweat, sequins and sparkles came to an end in June when Manu Vatuvei was named winner of Dancing with the Stars NZ, taking home the Glitterball Trophy – but the celebration didn’t stop there. More >>

Cure Kids welcomes new partner: Cavell Leitch

Tuesday, 6 August 2019, 12:21 pm | Cure Kids

Cure Kids has formed a new strategic partnership in the South Island with well-established law firm Cavell Leitch. More >>

Landmark Homes ‘building hope’ project will help Cure Kids

Thursday, 13 June 2019, 5:42 pm | Cure Kids

Kiwis in the market for a brand new home will be able to make a “purchase with a purpose” when a four-bedroom house in Auckland goes to auction in coming months, with all proceeds from the sale going to Cure Kids. More >>

Carolyn Taylor to turn on the glitz for Cure Kids

Tuesday, 2 April 2019, 9:25 am | Cure Kids

Much-loved former children’s TV presenter and media personality Carolyn Taylor is set to dance her heart out for Cure Kids in this year’s Three’s Dancing with the Stars NZ, it was announced today. More >>

Red Nose Day is right on the nose with a month of fun

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 11:49 am | Cure Kids

Red Nose Day is right on the nose with a month of fun challenges ahead for those passionate about helping cure Kiwi kids More >>

Shining light on IBD in Kiwi kids

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 10:25 am | Cure Kids

A leading paediatric gastroenterologist and Cure Kids’ newest Chair of Paediatric Research says New Zealand has some of the highest rates of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in the developed world and he’s committed to doing something about it More >>

National stillbirth prevention campaign launches

Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 9:02 am | Cure Kids

From today, pregnant women in New Zealand will benefit from a public health campaign providing vital information that could reduce the number of stillborn babies during late stages of pregnancy. More >>

Hope for New Zealand kids battling cancer

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 9:28 am | Cure Kids

An innovative child cancer clinical trial launches today which aims to use a state-of-the-art genetic test to improve outcomes and quality of life for New Zealand children with difficult-to-treat and relapsed forms of cancer. More >>

Cure Kids’ 10 million dollar commitment to child health

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 9:26 am | Cure Kids

Cure Kids, New Zealand’s leading non-government funder of child health research, has reached its biggest funding milestone, currently supporting more than $10 million of child health research, it was announced today. More >>

Thousands of Kiwis set to rock red noses for Red Nose Day

Friday, 29 September 2017, 1:55 pm | Cure Kids

Today, thousands of New Zealanders will roll out their red noses for Red Nose Day, an iconic day to put the spotlight on vital child health research. More >>

Growth charts for NZ children to undergo mobile makeover

Friday, 8 September 2017, 12:46 pm | Cure Kids

A novel interactive growth chart for babies and young children is being developed in a bid to help tackle childhood obesity in New Zealand. More >>

Kiwis take on Red Nose Day challenges for health research

Monday, 4 September 2017, 1:30 pm | Cure Kids

Tomorrow [ September 1 ], Cure Kids launches its national Red Nose Day appeal, challenging Kiwis to take on a variety of activities during September to raise funds and awareness for child health research. More >>

Superhero Saturday to help fight Superbugs

Friday, 26 May 2017, 2:57 pm | Cure Kids

Customers visiting Briscoes or Rebel Sport stores this weekend could find themselves served at the checkout by Superman, Wonder Woman or possibly even Captain America with staff donning superhero outfits all in aid of fighting superbugs. More >>

Native fungi could hold the answer to antibiotic resistance

Monday, 8 May 2017, 10:26 am | Cure Kids

Amid growing concern over the need to combat antibiotic resistance – considered one of the greatest public health threats of the modern age – a campaign has been launched to determine if a collection of fungi, unique to New Zealand and the Pacific, ... More >>