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COVID-19 Increases Your Stroke Risk Exponentially, Says Stroke Foundation

Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 12:00 pm | Stroke Foundation

The Stroke Foundation of New Zealand is urging all New Zealanders to be fully vaccinated to fight the risk of stroke. New international research shows that a COVID-19 infection increases your chances of having a stroke, and if you are unvaccinated that risk ... More >>

The Ugly Truth About Salty Snacks And Stroke

Tuesday, 16 November 2021, 12:57 pm | Stroke Foundation

Fact: The more salt you eat, the greater the risk of high blood pressure and having a stroke, with crisps and savoury snacks significant culprits according to new research commissioned by the Stroke Foundation of New Zealand. Stroke Foundation Chief Executive, ... More >>

Stroke Foundation Launches Beanie Up 2021 To Support An Increase In The Number Of Stroke Survivors

Tuesday, 1 June 2021, 4:09 pm | Stroke Foundation

The Stroke Foundation of New Zealand announces the launch of its annual Beanie Up campaign to raise $350,000 to help stroke survivors and their families. From 1 June to 31 August 2021, limited-edition, branded beanies will be available for purchase ... More >>

Stroke Foundation Of New Zealand Appoints New Chief Executive

Monday, 19 April 2021, 4:24 pm | Stroke Foundation

The Stroke Foundation of New Zealand is proud to announce the appointment of Jo Lambert as their new Chief Executive, who will take over the role on Monday 31 May. Jo has a wealth of leadership and NGO experience and joins the Stroke Foundation ... More >>

Bring On Better Bangers

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, 9:04 am | Stroke Foundation

Sausages on the barbie are a great Kiwi summer tradition – but there’s a warning that the salt content could put you at risk of stroke. More >>

World Stroke Day: The Stroke Foundation Launches Big Blood Pressure Check Road-trip

Thursday, 29 October 2020, 8:37 am | Stroke Foundation

This World Stroke Day, the Stroke Foundation has launched the Big Blood Pressure Check Road-trip. Visiting all 59 PAK’nSAVE and select New World supermarkets across the country, the Wellington based Big Blood Pressure Check Van will be hitting the ... More >>

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 >>