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87% of our income comes from donations from the community. We need funds to run out phone clinics; Arthritis Educator clinics and seminars; the information provided on this website; our advocacy programme and more.

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I would like to join the Corporate Gerbera Club ($100)

Our Corporate Gerbera Club is a great way for businesses to show their support for Arthritis New Zealand, and help us raise vital funds for the 530,000 New Zealanders who live with arthritis. By donating $100, your business will be acknowledged as a community-focused organisation that recognises the serious impact of arthritis in New Zealand. To find out more, please contact us on 0800 663 463.

Hi. I’m two. I have arthritis…” Lauree had only been walking for about three months when her parents began noticing her morning stiffness. “She wouldn’t stand up in her cot. She’d cry. We initially thought it could be a hip problem,” they recall. GP visits led to a specialist consultation at Hutt Hospital and at 19 months Lauree was diagnosed with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA).

Lauree

Age 2, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

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Your Stories

Can you imagine what it’s like not being able to open the lid of a jar of food, tie your shoe laces or open your milk? Do you have problems with packaging? Turning a doorknob? Or any other common day activity that we take for granted?

For someone with arthritis, these activities can be almost impossible, and cause pain and frustration. It can be embarrassing asking for help.

These are the stories of every day New Zealander’s that have arthritis. They come from all ages and stages of life, but all have common ground when it comes to the challenges and pain they face with arthritis.

Teri

“At 17 months old I was diagnosed with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Now at 23 years of age I have rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A handful of my joints are also affected by osteoarthritis (OA). "Arthritis New Zealand supported me from an early age and in 2008 I was the...

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Jacob

Arthritis is not just an old person’s disease. Half the 624,000 Kiwis with arthritis are of working age and around one in 1000 children has arthritis. Jacob Toresen was one of them. He was just like any other active, sports-mad Kiwi kid when he was diagnosed with...

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Kylie

“I was diagnosed in my mid-20s with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). I’m now in my mid 40s. I have a job where I do a great deal of physical work with my hands in a creative industry,  and so I was initially upset and devastated with the diagnosis, thinking,...

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Tiare

Tiare, 68 was only recently diagnosed with gout. It virtually happened overnight and came on the back of already having diabetes and heart problems. One morning, she woke up with a severely swollen thumb that felt painful. Her daughter accompanied her to...

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Teri

Teri

“At 17 months old I was diagnosed with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Now at 23 years of age I have rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A handful of my joints are also affected by osteoarthritis (OA). "Arthritis New Zealand supported me from an early age and in 2008 I was the...

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Exercise Classes

Exercise Classes

Avonhead Land-based Exercise Classes Avonhead Baptist Church, Christchurch 102 Avonhead Rd. Tuesdays 10-11am Thursdays 10-11am Arthritis NZ 0800 663 463 $8.00 per session Classes are generally run weekly but are closed for public and school holidays. To register or...

One for my wife

One for my wife

As someone with arthritis, I find it a tough ask to deal with my ‘self’, especially as this self is in constant denial about medical conditions. This self needs to be the tough one in the family, to be able to know where to go, how to do stuff, on call and ready to go...

AGM Saturday 25th November

AGM Saturday 25th November

AGM Saturday 25th November  11:15am - 1:00pm Novotel Hotel Cathedral Square Christchurch  You are warmly invited to attend the Annual General meeting of Arthritis New Zealand in Christchurch and also meet our new Chief Executive Philip Kearney who will open the...

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Arthritis New Zealand receives only a small amount of funding from government agencies – the rest comes from the kindness of individuals such as you. We are the only voice for people with arthritis; we are their advocates for better packaging, for more rheumatologists, and better access to medications not yet available in New Zealand. Will you help us by making a gift today? Click on the Donate Button and select the amount.
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