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Volunteer update – February 2019

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

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

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

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.

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’s journey with arthritis

Emma is one of over 100,000 New Zealanders with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a diagnosis she received at age 21.
Cycle Forward launches cycling programme in Whanganui

Cycle Forward launches cycling programme in Whanganui

On Wednesday, 20 February 2019, Whanganui District Council and Arthritis New Zealand launched the national pilot ...

Relief enough to have enjoyed the summer break

This person hopes that all have found at the least some relief enough to have enjoyed some of the summer break, and have had some fun, and even perhaps with family and friends.

Council-led cycling collaboration

Whanganui District Council and Arthritis New Zealand are developing a Council-led cycling collaboration in the form of a three-year pilot project in to encourage people with arthritis (particularly osteoarthritis) to start cycling, return to cycling or keep cycling.

2018 AGM Report

The Annual General Meeting of Arthritis Foundation of New Zealand Incorporated Society took place in Wellington on ...

Keeping toenails trimmed

Cutting toenails to raise funds for Arthritis New Zealand. It’s a novel idea that Annetta Hodges has enjoyed ...

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