Thursday, May 04, 2017

e-newsletter March 2017

e-newsletter March 2017


I was so getting used to the warm, long summer days, and now it seems that autumn has hit us with a hiss and a roar! I hope the wild weather hasn’t affected you too much, and that you are still managing to enjoy the longer days. I love day light savings and feel a bit sad when the days get shorter and the sun sets before I get home from work.

This monthly newsletter has lots of news and happenings. We hope there are a few things here that will spark your interest. As usual, please feel free to share this newsletter with your friends and family.

In this issue:

1. Research Day

2. MS Auckland AGM – with special Guest Speakers

3. Brain Day 25 March

4. INRF Open Day

5. Mindfulness

6. Clash of the Hemispheres – Exclusive Celebrity Rugby Debate and Charity Auction!

1. Research Day

Venue: Alexandra Park Racecourse

Date: Saturday 1 April

Doors open: 9:45am for coffee, tea and muffins

Starting time: 10:15am

Finishing time: 2:45pm

Registration essential at events@msakl.org.nz or by phoning 09 8455921

We are thrilled to haveDr Terry Wahlspresenting to us. It is her first time presenting in New Zealand. Her presentation will be remote from her home in Iowa and will be on using food choices to stabilize and reverse neurodegenerative disease processes.

Please refer to ourwebsitefor full details of the Research Day programme and speakers.

The event is free for members of the MS Auckland community, with donations accepted at the door for others wishing to attend. Morning tea and lunch are provided.

Registration is essential as numbers are limited. We often have a waiting list for this event, so if you register and unable to attend please contact the office so that someone else may have your place. Register by phoning 09 845 5921, or e-mailingevents@msakl.org.nz

2. MS Auckland AGM

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of MS Auckland will be conducted on Wednesday 12 April. The short AGM will be followed by presentations from 2 special Guest Speakers.

Date: Wednesday 12 April 2017

Time: 5:30 for wine and nibbles
6:00pm – AGM followed by our very special guest speakers

Venue: ILS, 14 Erson Avenue, Royal Oak, Auckland

Special Guest speakers – Dr Ernie Willoughby and Dr Wallace Brownlee

If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else to be on the MS Auckland Committee please contact MS Auckland or visit ourwebsitefor nomination and proxy forms.

RSVP toinfo@msakl.org.nzor phone 09 845 5921 if you are attending this event.

3. Brain Day

Brain Day Auckland is a free public event, held at the University of Auckland Business School. There will be lots of information available on the myriad of brain disorders affecting people throughout the lifespan, along with exciting developments in brain research.

Date: 25 March 2017

Time: 9:30am - 3pm

Venue: University of Auckland Business School, Owen G Glenn Building

Location: 12 Grafton Road, Auckland

Host: The Centre for Brain Research and the Neurological Foundation of New Zealand

Cost: Free

The full programme of events can be foundhere.

4. INRF Open Day

Integrated Neurological Rehabilitation Foundation is having an Open Day onThursday 23 Marchfrom 9:00am to noon. This is an opportunity to go along and learn more about their rehabilitation programmes for people with neurological conditions. They offer very affordable conductive education sessions with a focus on the whole body. There are many benefits to be gained from this programme, and we highly recommend going along to their open day to find out more.

Address: 2 Claude Brookes Drive, Henderson, Auckland

Phone: 09 836 6830


5. Mindfulness

At the end of February we held a workshop on Mindfulness that was very well received.

If you are interested in learning more about Mindfulness then the introductory course offered by

Mindfulness Works -www.mindfulnessworks.co.nz– has been highly recommended.

Also the facilitator at our workshop, Chris Irwin, and his partner, Glenda, see clients on an individual basis for tuition in mindfulness and therapy. They also do group sessions and have an online community. Their business name is Mindfulness Matters:www.mindfulnessmatters.co.nz

Glenda invites people to contact her directly onglenda.irwin@icloud.comor 021 776693 for further chats about mindfulness and its benefits or how to get started.

6. Clash of the Hemispheres – Exclusive Celebrity Rugby Debate and Charity Auction!

We will be providing lots of news each month about our big charity dinner and auction event on6 June 2017 at Eden Park.This will be a grand event with the hilarious Jeremy Corbett as ‘referee’ for the evening. Our Celebrity panel is complete!

For the Southern Hemisphere we have:

Sir Graham Henry; Phil Gifford; Ian Jones

For the Northern Hemisphere we have:

Stuart Barnes; Miles Harrison; Scott Quinnell

And the referee for the evening is Jeremy Corbett

We are updating our website information so please keep checking in atwww.coth4ms.comfor event information and prize packages. Tickets are available now with some early bird tables prices still available at $2700 for a table of 10.

We are very grateful to our key supporters of this event – Fidelity Life, Harcourts Cooper & Co, and John Andrew Mazda.

If you are a business with something to offer the event in the way of Auction Items or sponsorship, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Ingrid atIngrid@msakl.org.nzor Nina onbigday@xtra.co.nz.

MS Auckland is also onFacebook, providing you with interesting stories and news from Auckland, New Zealand and around the world.

Enjoy each day wonderful people and have a fantastic month!

General Manager