Each day we face our storms

Aaannd February . . . just, went. It’s been such a frenetic year so far, and through circumstances outside the fence, this person has had to deal with so much so soon, with no backup, and no one to turn to. This is to keep up the appearances of keeping it all...

Volunteer update – February 2019

We waved goodbye to summer last week and were greeted instead by some fairly ominous clouds on our way to Whanganui. Thankfully David, Liz, and a handful of others from the Whanganui Support Group were there to shelter alongside us in the Mitre 10 café. We heard their...

Children with arthritis come together at camp

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PHOTO GALLERY The 2019 Arthritis New Zealand Children’s Camp was a roaring success. Nearly 100 people attended the weekend-long event that took place from Friday 1 March to Sunday 3 March in Matamata. The children discussed their challenges of...

This is me, Tiffany

I was a fourteen year old and started feeling pain in my wrist. I played sport so first I thought it was an injury. One year later I was diagnosed with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA). My pain spread from the one wrist, to the other wrist, then to my fingers,...

Accessible packaging – some good news

Arthritis New Zealand and Packaging New Zealand have joined forces to establish guidelines for accessible packaging in New Zealand. These guidelines provide practical design advice to address the problems that many people face when opening ordinary everyday products...

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