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2018 Annual Review

President's Report This has been a year of significant changes for Arthritis New Zealand - changes that I think leave the organisation very well placed to meet the demands of the social, economic, health and cultural environment in which we operate. Download the 2018...

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 Wednesday 28th November 11.15am at MBIE  15 Stout St Wellington Present Peter Larmer, Martin Lennart, Phiilp Kearney No apologies Presidents report...

Keeping toenails trimmed

Cutting toenails to raise funds for Arthritis New Zealand. It’s a novel idea that Annetta Hodges has enjoyed providing to people with arthritis for the past 16 years. Annetta is 79 years old and cuts the toenails of people with arthritis once a month in Richmond, near...

Regional volunteer strategy discussions

A busy couple of weeks! The Philanthropy team met with volunteer groups in Taranaki, Cambridge, Hamilton, Auckland, and Whangarei to discuss future volunteer strategies in their respective regions. First, the team travelled to New Plymouth to visit Arthritis Together...

Award to help gout arthritis research

This article is written and published by Otago Daily Times One of the country's leading research scientists is looking forward to doing more research and fewer funding applications after winning a prestigious James Cook Fellowship. Tony Merriman, of the University of...

How to open a milk bottle – the easiest way

During a recent Packaging Focus Group hosted by Arthritis New Zealand and Fonterra, we invited a number of people to come and test Fonterra's current milk bottles. The aim was to figure out if people open them correctly, whether it was easier, and also to...

Ties that bind… art for gout (arthritis)

Story from an article by Marion Wassenaar and Tanya Major Artist Marion Wassenaar and scientist Tanya Major explored the effects caused by gout arthritis by creating an interesting piece of art called Ties that Bind. An increasing number of (mainly) New Zealand Maori...

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