Student Volunteer Week: Maria Kerstens

For Student Volunteer Week, we chose to highlight the work of Maria Kerstens who has been volunteering in our Wellington office since December 2018. Maria is a student at Victoria University and wanted to use her summer break productively. She contacted us in November...

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...

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...

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