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All in a day’s work

Oh bother, it’s time; and, look, outside it’s dark and raining again. No, it’s hail too, wow, it must be cold, time

No one said it would be easy

This blog takes six hours to write up, on average. During the working week I spend a total of 56 hours at home, ...

Kylie Frost: Dinner won’t cook itself, but how do I open all of the product packaging?

It is 6 o'clock at night and I have finally finished work for the day. I head to the fridge to check what I can ...

Never let the bastard (arthritis) win

The iciness quickly cut through to the bone as I walked to the beach. Then the pain transferred to the cutting of razor sharp edges of oyster shells and dull bites of stones on bones as they hit pressure points of my feet.

Teens to get on-board Spirit of Adventure’s Inspiration Voyage

Are you a physically-challenged teen looking for adventure? If you're aged between 16-20 and meet the medical ...

Elective surgery only one option for people with arthritis

Arthritis New Zealand says the increase in elective surgery announced by the Prime Minister today needs to be ...

Arthritis medications need funding too

Arthritis New Zealand today expressed concern that medications that are waiting for Pharmac funding could be ...

Volunteers wanted for gout app study

Gout study: We want to find out which mobile phone apps for gout are the most engaging, effective and fun for patients to use.

Dominic talks about having Ankylosing Spondylitis

While preparing for a live performance, a poet reflects on his losing battle with a degenerative bone ...

Daydreaming in Aotearoa

As with anything else, the tougher and more distant the gain, the more satisfying the reward. Walking to location in the pre-dawn half-light, I’m sure that my forever trusty tripod has turned into the heaviest dark slithering wet beastie with a life of its own.

Tim Neal: “Art” is the name of the unwanted guest at my place

Today’s words come to you courtesy of something all who live with ART (my nickname for arthritis) will understand, ...

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.

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