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...

Children’s Camp to have record number of people

The Arthritis New Zealand Children’s Camp will take place from Friday 1 March to Sunday 3 March in Matamata. This will be the charity’s ninth consecutive annual Children’s Camp and a record high of nearly 100 people will attend.   TP Moananu (third from left) and...

Emma’s journey with arthritis

  “You don’t realise how much you need to use your hands until they are affected by arthritis.” Emma is one of over 100,000 New Zealanders with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a diagnosis she received at age 21. Emma Ward “I was sitting an exam at university,” she...

Arthritis numbers rise

More New Zealanders than ever are living with arthritis – around 647,000 adults. Latest Ministry of Health figures show 17 percent of adults have arthritis, up from 15 percent in 2011/12. Half of adults aged over 75 have the condition, which often leads to chronic...

Philip Kearney appointed as new CE

Our new CEO It is with great pleasure we announce the appointment of Philip Kearney as the Chief Executive Officer at Arthritis New Zealand. Philip’s many accomplishments include his roles as Director, Development and Alumni Relations at the University of Otago,...

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