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The Multiple Sclerosis Society of New Zealand


The Multiple Sclerosis Society of New Zealand (Inc) is a non-profit organisation formed to provide on-going support, education and advocacy for people with MS and their support networks.  It also aims to educate the general public, employers and health professionals about MS and actively funds key research into the condition. 

The Society was formed in 1967 and today there are 18 Regional Societies from Northland to Southland supported through advice, education and materials by the National Office.



2 July 2015

Official launch of the New Zealand Multiple Sclerosis Research Trust

$900,000 in grants kick starts Trust dedicated to New Zealand-based Multiple Sclerosis research

The New Zealand Multiple Sclerosis Research Trust (“NZMSRT”) today announces it has received a combined $900,000 investment portfolio as founding capital for the Trust. A $600,000 portfolio has been transferred from the Multiple Sclerosis Society of New Zealand and a $300,000 portfolio from the Multiple Sclerosis Auckland Region Trust. The Research Trust has been established to stimulate, co-ordinate and support New Zealand-based research into the cause, prevention, treatment, alleviation and cure of Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and to obtain and disseminate research findings.

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PHARMAC’s announcement a positive step forward for the MS Community


The Multiple Sclerosis Society of New Zealand (MSNZ) is delighted by PHARMAC’s announcement today that it will fund two new treatments for Multiple Sclerosis.

After years of funding submissions, culminating in a campaign this year led by MSNZ, PHARMAC has approved funding for two new treatments and increased access to those currently funded for New Zealander’s diagnosed with relapsing remitting forms of Multiple Sclerosis.

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MS Regional Societies and Field Worker Service

If you would like further information and support you can contact your Regional Society directly. All our Regional Socieites employ skilled and experienced Field Workers who are available to you and your family and carers to provide on-going support, information and advice.

Contact your nearest regional MS Society