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Strokes Will Cost New Zealand $1.1 Billion This Year

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 4:13 pm | Stroke Foundation

Strokes will cost New Zealand $1.1 billion this year according to a report released today by the Stroke Foundation of New Zealand. The research completed by the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) confirmed strokes have a significant More >>

Think F.A.S.T, Act Fast And Keep Looking Out For Each Other - Understanding The Signs Of Stroke

Friday, 17 April 2020, 1:49 pm | Stroke Foundation

Through a national campaign, the Stroke Foundation of New Zealand is reminding New Zealanders to ‘think F.A.S.T. and act fast’ during the coronavirus pandemic, to ensure people recognise the signs of a stroke and act immediately in order to ... More >>

Big Blood Pressure Check 2019 Results

Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 3:44 pm | Stroke Foundation

The Stroke Foundation’s Big Blood Pressure Check had a positive impact throughout October, having tested over 13,500 New Zealanders for high blood pressure. However, figures show that over the last three years, those that were referred to a GP for ... More >>

Free Blood Pressure Checks Throughout October

Monday, 30 September 2019, 4:09 pm | Stroke Foundation

This October marks the Stroke Foundation of New Zealand’s Big Blood Pressure Check , giving tens of thousands of people the chance to get their blood pressure checked for free at participating sites across the country. More >>

Just 24% of Government funding supports stroke charity

Friday, 6 September 2019, 4:28 pm | Stroke Foundation

The recent report from the Social Service Providers Aotearoa highlighted the funding shortfall from the Government for community social services. But the health sector should not be overlooked; the Stroke Foundation of New Zealand receives most of its ... More >>

Kiwis to ‘Beanie Up’ this June to support stroke survivors

Friday, 24 May 2019, 9:34 am | Stroke Foundation

The Stroke Foundation of New Zealand is calling on people across the country to ‘Beanie Up’ this June in an effort to raise more than $100k to support their vital services to stroke survivors. More >>

High blood pressure heads-up for 100s of NZers

Friday, 10 November 2017, 9:44 am | Stroke Foundation

That's the result of the Stroke Foundation's Big Blood Pressure Check, held last month. More >>

Free Blood Pressure Testing for Stroke Week!

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 9:13 am | Stroke Foundation

High blood pressure is a leading cause of stroke - but many Kiwis don't know they have it. More >>

Life-saving FAST campaign begins

Monday, 5 June 2017, 12:15 pm | Stroke Foundation

A nationwide campaign to help New Zealanders recognise the main signs of a stroke, and to call 111, begins today. The campaign teaches the FAST message (Face drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty, Time to call 111) and has proven effective here ... More >>

Survey Reveals High Levels Of Salt In Bread

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 1:59 pm | Stroke Foundation

A new study has found families may be eating surprisingly high levels of salt in their morning toast and lunchtime sandwiches – possibly as much as a bag of potato chips. More >>

New Treatment Helps Dozens of Stroke Survivors

Friday, 3 February 2017, 3:01 pm | Stroke Foundation

The fact that around 90 New Zealanders have benefitted from clot retrieving technology is terrific news, Stroke Foundation CEO Mark Vivian says. More >>

Famous Kiwis Supporting Healthy Blood Pressure

Monday, 19 September 2016, 11:09 am | Stroke Foundation

TV star Miriama Kamo and comedian Mike King are using their experiences with stroke to help save people from “the silent killer”. More >>

Better Outcomes For Stroke Survivors

Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 1:04 pm | Stroke Foundation

New figures show encouraging progress in stroke treatment and awareness, Stroke Foundation CEO Mark Vivian says. More >>

Think FAST! Stroke campaign goes live

Monday, 6 June 2016, 1:40 pm | Stroke Foundation

A nationwide stroke campaign has begun following a hugely successful trial which doubled the number of people able to recognise the main symptoms of a stroke. More >>

Stub out smoking at Parliament, Stroke Foundation urges

Tuesday, 31 May 2016, 12:59 pm | Stroke Foundation

Recent measures announced by the Government are fantastic steps in the campaign to help New Zealanders go smokefree. More >>

Stroke Foundation campaign going nationwide

Tuesday, 5 April 2016, 9:25 am | Stroke Foundation

A successful stroke campaign is going national after it doubled the number of people able to recognise the signs of a stroke. The Ministry of Health is funding a nationwide ‘FAST’ campaign to be launched later this year, based on the Stroke Foundation’s ... More >>

Kids’ lunches packing a salty punch

Monday, 29 February 2016, 12:32 pm | Stroke Foundation

Kids’ lunchboxes are packed with salty snacks and often exceed the total recommended daily salt intake all by themselves. That’s the finding from Consumer NZ’s investigation into lunchbox snacks, published at and in the March edition of Consumer ... More >>

Stroke prevention strategy needs overhaul

Monday, 23 November 2015, 12:23 pm | Stroke Foundation

The case for government intervention and a regulatory approach to reduce the incidence of stroke in New Zealand is urgent, says the Stroke Foundation. It echoes the view of AUT’s Professor Valery Feigin, speaking this morning on Radio New Zealand National ... More >>

Obesity plan ‘too little too soon’ for stroke

Friday, 23 October 2015, 10:14 am | Stroke Foundation

The government’s obesity action plan is a case of too little too soon, says the Stroke Foundation. Targeting children and pregnant women, while having a laudable long term focus, ignores the million or more New Zealand adults already affected ... More >>

Big NZ Blood Pressure Check set to break records

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 10:25 am | Stroke Foundation

The 2015 Big New Zealand Blood Pressure check is set to break records for the number of people to have their blood pressure tested in one day, in over 200 communities throughout the country on Saturday 3 October. The Stroke Foundation hopes that more ... More >>