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Exercise classes in Christchurch

Are you living with arthritis? Try our exercise classes. Exercise is one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways ...

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 ...

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 ...

Dominic talks about having Ankylosing Spondylitis

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

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.

2017: Time to speak up about arthritis during election year!

We are preparing for election year and asking all of our supporters to join us in working to make arthritis a major

Cyclist Tim keeps moving – in spite of arthritis

Tim Neal lives with osteoarthritis and has endured several major operations on his joints. But that won’t stop ...

Kylie Frost: My road to living again with arthritis

Two years ago I left my rheumatologist’s office with nothing more than advice. No further treatment options were ...

New health service helps people with osteoarthritis

A new online programme available in your area is helping people manage their osteoarthritis and share with others who have the condition.  The programme, called MOA (Managing OsteoArthritis), provides access to an online community and a personal health coach. People can also track their mood or symptoms, keep a food and exercise diary, and access other information and resources via the web and mobile app.

“More please” – New arthritis specialist is welcome, but not enough

Palmerston North Hospital has employed a new rheumatologist, bringing much-needed relief to patients suffering from chronic pain. MidCentral District Health Board confirmed a female rheumatologist would be starting in late July.

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