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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 him competing next month in the Le Mans Pearl Izumi 24 hour cycling race in France and raising money for Arthritis New Zealand. Tim was first diagnosed with...
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Arthritis won’t slow down trail-blazing marathon runner Nicola Wearne

Fresh from a marathon at the top of the world, extreme athlete Nicola Wearne is already dreaming about her next adventure. The Tauranga mother of two, who was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at age 38, has just completed the Everest Marathon, a “brutal” run from...
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The Arthritis New Zealand Entertainment Book is here!

Buy now and start saving - with the Arthritis New Zealand entertainment book. This book is your guide to the most popular restaurants, attractions, shopping, travel and more, all with valuable up to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers.Plus you will help with our fundraising at...
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Daniel Umaga: Raising awareness of gout in Pacific communities

I didn’t really know much about gout but after reading up on it and speaking with some of our Arthritis Educators, it was great to learn that gout can be treated and that there are many ways to manage the pain. I have family members who suffer from gout and it...
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James Lowe’s golden game

Congratulations to our Ambassador James Lowe who was named for the Māori All Blacks side to play the Lions on 17 June. James played his 50th game for the Chiefs against the Hurricanes this month as well. When James Lowe played his 50th rugby game for the Chiefs,...
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Volunteer Profile: Te Oiti Teaia (Missy)

Te Oiti Teaia , aka Missy, has been a volunteer at the Kenepuru Hydrotherapy Pool since the beginning of June 2016. Missy has been through the Arthritis New Zealand Safety and Rescue training and works “in the pool” for three sessions per week. She is well loved by...
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Volunteer Profile: Chris Garrick

Chris has been a volunteer with Arthritis New Zealand for more than 10 years and during his time with us he has made himself available to help in a number of ways. Chris has been a supervisor with our Monday Water based exercise classes at Burwood physiotherapy pool...
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Arthritis New Zealand Ambassador: Andrew Nicholson

 Andrew Nicholson broke his hand in 2011 and he wasn’t necessarily surprised that arthritis came to visit. Arthritis often invades the sites of joint injuries. However Andrew is determined not to let arthritis slow him down, or shorten the career he loves. “It’s the...
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Arthritis NZ volunteer member of award-winning band

After a 16-year wait, the Nelson City Brass Band which features Arthritis New Zealand volunteers has finally brought home gold. The band of 30 musicians battled against four other bands at the National Brass Band Championships in Napier over the weekend to emerge as...
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Volunteer Profile: Lyn Wilkinson

In 1993 I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and an underlying muscular problem which caused great difficulty both with walking and carrying out normal household tasks. My association with the Kenepuru Hospital pool began firstly with the physiotherapists from the...
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Volunteer Profile: Brenda Kinney

I am the Coordinator of the hydrotherapy classes at the Whangarei Aquatic Centre. I have been doing this job voluntary for about 5 years now. I also have fibromyalgia which is how I first got involved with Arthritis New Zealand when I contacted them for help and...
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Volunteer Profile: Eloise

Eloise is a year 12 high school student working on her gold Duke of Edinburgh award which encourages young people to adventure; learn new skills and sports; and to give to their community. When Eloise was looking to volunteer time, she registered with volunteer...
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Volunteer Profile: Kerry

Hello, my name is Kerry and I am 65 years old. I have been struggling with arthritis for over 15 years and it has been difficult to see my joints progressively deteriorate. Pain is not always seen, because of this, it is hard for people unaffected by pain to...
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Volunteer Profile: Greg Tollan

In terms of my own personal experience of arthritis, I have managed the effects of osteoarthritis, which has affected my knees and spine, for the past 25 years. I had my left patella (knee-cap) removed in 2012, and will likely need total knee joint replacements in the...
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Volunteer Profile: Teresa Roberts

Teresa is a volunteer for Arthritis New Zealand. Teresa is a nutritionist and a health promoter and is currently looking for work. She started volunteering with Arthritis New Zealand when she finished a Nutrition degree at Massey University. She has a passion for...
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