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26-Jun-2019

Life Buoy 2019

Life Buoy 2019
WOW! Sunday, 5th May we hosted our annual Life Buoy 2019 fundraiser at the Royal NZ Yacht Squadron. The sun was shining, the atmosphere buzzing and everyone smiling - an incredible afternoon was had. Scotty Stevenson (no longer aka Sumo) once again volunteered to be our MC, being such a professional; he kept the afternoon running smoothly with his highly entertaining wit and style... Read more
17-Apr-2019

MS Auckland welcome our 2019 Committee Members

MS Auckland welcome our 2019 Committee Members
  Our Annual General Meeting was held on the 9th April 2019 where we welcomed newly elected members and thanked our retiring members for all their support. We thank our re-elected committee members for their support: Neil Woodhams (President) Jan Hollway (Vice President) Peter Wood (Treasurer) Amit Abhyankar Donald Bowie Judith Herbert Robert Irving Mauree... Read more
17-Apr-2019

Oceans of Hope Challenge New Zealand 2019

Oceans of Hope Challenge New Zealand 2019
WINNER OF BEST CRUISE 2017, SAILING TODAY MAGAZINE MONDAY 2ND DECEMBER – FRIDAY 6TH DECEMBER 2019 Our aim is to bring people living with MS together for our most challenging sailing event so far. Whether you have sailed before or not, this is an opportunity not to be missed! We aim to overcome some of the challenges of MS, recapture identity, share experiences, make friends and work togeth... Read more
25-Mar-2019

Latest Neurological Review

Latest Neurological Review
Some great information available here from the latest Neurological review issue 55 which focuses on MS Read more
01-Nov-2018

Awareness Week, Our Stories

Awareness Week, Our Stories
These short videos give some insight into what life with MS is like.      Read more
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  Last month MS NZ put the push on Pharmac to review and update an ‘outdated and unfair’ funding criteria that have hundreds of people living with MS missing out on drugs which could provide them with a better future.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
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

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