News relating to arthritis research, fundraising and community education

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,...

Arthritis medications need funding too

Arthritis New Zealand today expressed concern that medications that are waiting for Pharmac funding could be overlooked because of publicity about new treatments. Ninety-four medicines are currently waiting for a pharmaceutical schedule listing by Pharmac following...

Help us with our ongoing campaigning for accessible packaging this election year

The ability to open packaging easily is an ongoing challenge for people with arthritis. We frequently have stories shared with us. It is clear that there are difficulties across a range of products and with different kinds of packaging. We know there are particular difficulties with tear open packaging, milk containers, medication and tight lids on jars.

AGM registration information

Attn: Arthritis New Zealand members As members of Arthritis New Zealand one of our rights, and responsibilities, is the ability to nominate and vote for members of the Governing Body. I am fortunate that our current Governing Body is of a very high calibre– and that...

Lupus: Finding a new normal

Imagine at 19 years of age being told you have Lupus. You may feel some relief that your years of pain and confusion now have a name. That was Helen’s first thought. For her diagnosis mean treatment from the pain, tremors, pins and needles in her limbs, but to the...

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