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Successful charity golf tournament

On 8 March 2019 a very successful charity golf tournament was held in Whangarei. Organised by Whangarei Lions, 24 teams competed including a team from Arthritis New Zealand. The two recipient charities were Arthritis New Zealand and Alzheimer's and the day was a...

An update from the CE – April 2019

As our latest issue of Joint Support was being collated, we were preparing to make a presentation to the Health Select Committee at parliament on 10 April (Read article here). The Health Select Committee is a cross party group of MPs who consider all issues related to...

17-year-old tells what it’s like living with lupus

Tristan-Perry (TP) lives with a diagnosis of lupus – one of 140 types of arthritis. It’s an autoimmune condition which causes pain and swelling in joints and muscles. This year, TP was youth-leader at the Children’s Camp. Held annually, camp is much more than a chance...

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...

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