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16-Oct-2018

Advocating Pharmac for better access for drug treatments

Advocating Pharmac for better access for drug treatments
  Last month MS NZ put the push on Pharmac to review and update an ‘outdated and unfair’ funding criteria that have hundreds of people living with MS missing out on drugs which could provide them with a better future. If you missed these stories or would like to see it again please see the links below. Also if you have a story that you would like to share please contact your Field ... Read more
06-Sep-2018

2018 Awareness Week Kicks Off

2018 Awareness Week Kicks Off
MS Awareness Week has kicked off with a bang this year. Our funny man Sam Smith along with fellow comedians, Justine Smith, Donna Brookbanks, Paul Ego, Aaron Beard and Rhys Mathewson had the Comedy Classic Club in stitches on Tuesday night.  It was a very successful evening, and a wonderful way to raise awareness and funds. Thank you. Keep a lookout for our eye-catching 'phantom' poste... Read more
28-Aug-2018

Introducing Somna Sensory Interventions

Introducing Somna Sensory Interventions
MS Auckland has teamed up with Allied Medical who have just launched Somna weighted and pressure products to New Zealand. These sensory interventions have been used extensively overseas to help beat insomnia and assist people affected by a range of conditions including multiple sclerosis, brain injury, stroke, spasticity, dementia, mental health conditions, sleep disorders and autis... Read more
05-Jul-2018

Research Day 2018

Research Day 2018
  Another successful Research Day was held in May this year, with over 150 people attending.  Our Guest Speakers for the day were: Dr Helmut Butzkueven - Brain Health: Time matters in MSDr John Davison - Cognition and MSDr Mark Craig - MS and Diet: What should we be eating? Videos of the presentations are available to watch below if you weren't able to attend or wish to recap on... Read more
28-Jun-2018

Life Buoy 2018

Life Buoy 2018
The sun was shining as we welcomed our guests to Life Buoy 2018 held at the stunning Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron on June 17th. It was an amazing day, raising an incredible amount of over $71,000 towards services for people affected by MS. This event could not have happened without the hard work of a small group of volunteers - our wonderful Ambassadors, Raewyn Henry and Lo... Read more
08-May-2018

MS Auckland Annual General Meeting

MS Auckland Annual General Meeting
We would like to thank the MS Community for a successful AGM meeting held 11th April 2018. Three members stepped down from the Committee this year – long term members Graham Wear, who was our guest speaker on the night, Michael Cole and Kerri Hoy, our secretary last year, and we welcomed four new people to the Committee. The MS Committee for 2018 is: ... Read more
26-Oct-2017

MS Stem Cell Transplantation - Presentation Video

MS Stem Cell Transplantation - Presentation Video
Video of Dr Riccardo Saccardi presenting an overview of stem cell transplantation and MS in Auckland, including Q & A.  Dr Saccardi is Director of Cellular Therapies and Transfusion Medicine in Florence, Italy   Read more
19-Sep-2017

Invictus Games 2017 - Toronto

Invictus Games 2017 - Toronto
Watch this small, but powerful video by Attitude of Megan Marshall, who is on her way to Toronto for the Invictus Games, Team NZ - Good luck Megan.   Read more
24-Aug-2017

Lady Raewyn Henry

Lady Raewyn Henry
We are thrilled to have Lady Raewyn Henry as our ambassador, joining long time ambassadors John and Lorraine Street. Raewyn has never been one for the spotlight, happy for her husband, former All Black coach, Sir Graham to take the spotlight. However lately we have seen her more and more on stage. Early in 2017 Raewyn put on her Netball Centre Bib again after many years and played i... Read more
18-Aug-2017

Latest News

Latest News
The attached Discussion Paper and Background Information were part MSNZ’s advocacy work with politicians to increase awareness and better services for people with MS. Read more

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