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Student Volunteer Week: Maria Kerstens

For Student Volunteer Week, we chose to highlight the work of Maria Kerstens who has been volunteering in our ...

World awareness day for young people with arthritis – No New Zealand figures available

Monday, 18 March 2019 is world awareness day for young people with arthritis. To do that, we introduce you to ...

Kylie Frost takes on Ironman 2019

2019 Ironman Dreams - Kylie Frost won't let Ankylosing Spondylitis get in the way When I first said 3 years ago I ...

Each day we face our storms

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...

Volunteer update – February 2019

We waved goodbye to summer last week and were greeted instead by some fairly ominous clouds on our way to ...

Children with arthritis come together at camp

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.

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.

Accessible packaging – some good news

Arthritis New Zealand and Packaging New Zealand have joined forces to establish guidelines for accessible packaging in New Zealand.

Children’s Camp to have record number of people

Seventeen-year-old Tristan-Perry (TP) Moananu of Miramar, Wellington is one of the camp youth leaders this year. TP first came to camp in 2017 and returned as a youth leader last year and again this year.

Shortage of rheumatologists hurts people with chronic conditions –

Relief is on the way for hundreds of MidCentral Health patients suffering chronic auto-immune conditions with the ...

A sense of satisfaction

Have survived another year, with some outside assistance from vets 'n quacks, usually as a last ditch response to keep workmates and the hut wife happy so the normally silent channel may resume. This person is grateful for the support, and caring nature of those in this tiny inner circle.

Emma’s journey with arthritis

Emma is one of over 100,000 New Zealanders with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a diagnosis she received at age 21.

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