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World Lupus Awareness Day 2018

World Lupus Awareness day Thursday 10th May Lupus is an auto immune illness that can affect your joints, muscles and even skin. By ‘autoimmune’ we mean that certain antibodies in your system fight with healthy body tissues, resulting in painful inflammation, fatigue...

Good in the Hood – Vote for Arthritis New Zealand

Arthritis New Zealand is delighted to be one of the charities on board this years Good in the Hood. Voting is underway now- watch this link and encourage everyone you know to vote for Arthritis New Zealand. Here is volunteer Maree encouraging tokens into our...

Giving was a way of life for bequest donor

A Lower Hutt man who quietly donated to numerous charities throughout his life has done the same in death – leaving gifts to ten charities, including $100,000 to Arthritis New Zealand. Thomas Graham worked as an engine driver and collected scrap metal for sale. He had...

National plan needed for osteoarthritis care

A group of academics is calling for coordinated osteoarthritis management and care to be recognised as a priority in New Zealand and delivered nationwide. The group, which includes Arthritis New Zealand President Peter Larmer, says a model of care for osteoarthritis...

Gardening with arthritis

People with arthritis often ask, “Do I have to give up gardening now?” The answer is no! By making just a few adjustments to protect your body from undue stress and fatigue, you can still get out and enjoy your garden. The good of gardening Gardening is an excellent...

Milk bottles are hardest to open

Milk bottles top the list of hard-to-open packaging, according to our recent survey of people with arthritis. About a third of those who completed the survey said they struggled with the pull-tab seals on milk bottles, either because the tab wasn’t big enough or they...

“You’ve changed our lives”

Twenty-five children with arthritis and their parents had a wonderful time at our Children’s Camp last month. One of the major benefits for families is that they can meet others...

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