The Multiple Sclerosis Society of New Zealand (MSNZ) is a non-profit organisation formed to advocate for systemic change so people with MS in New Zealand have access to first world treatment, resources and services to improve their well-being and quality of life. The work of MSNZ aims to reduce the burden of MS on those diagnosed, their carers and families.
MSNZ also provides support, information, educational resources and training opportunities to our member organisations, 18 independent regional societies, who provide support to people living with MS in their communities.
Our national office is based in the garden city of Christchurch and is supported by:
MSNZ was established in 1967 and provides support, information and educational resources and training to 18 independent Regional Societies supporting people living with MS in their local communities.
Each Regional Society appoints one office holder to represent them on the National Council. The MSNZ National Executive Committee (including the President) is elected from the National Council with each of the 4 Clusters nominating a representative to advocate for their interests.
The National Executive Committee is the governing body that oversees, directs and resources the operations and activities of MSNZ. All members of the National Committee are required to act in the best interests of MSNZ and the Regional Societies as a whole.
The current members of the MS Society of New Zealand’s Committee are: