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Accessibility for New Zealanders Bill Submission

November 16, 2022 | Advocacy, Life with MS, Media

Recently, MSNZ made a submission to the Accessibility for New Zealanders Bill. The intention of the proposed bill is to establish “a new legislative framework that addresses systemic accessibility barriers that prevent disabled people, tāngata whaikaha and their whānau, and […]


Submission to Select Health Committee to make aHSCT available in New Zealand

November 9, 2022 | Advocacy, Media

This morning, 9th November 2022,  MSNZs President, Neil Woodhams and petition submitter, Joan Perry made an oral presentation to the Health Select Committee calling for them to make aHSCT an available treatment option in NZ. It was live streamed on […]


Multiple Sclerosis New Zealand Awareness Week 2022 – Press Release

September 14, 2022 | Advocacy, Life with MS, Media

Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week – 12th – 18th September 2022 Press Release As the National Society for people with Multiple Sclerosis, we provide 18 independent Regional Societies and l000’s of people impacted by Multiple Sclerosis (MS) across New Zealand, with […]


MS in the media: Nurse, Zazi, thought her MS symptoms were due to new job stress

August 8, 2022 | Life with MS, Media

An Auckland nurse was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis after first believing her symptoms were due to career stress. Zazi Gohar, 26, from West Auckland’s Te Atatū, learned she had MS, an often disabling disease of the central nervous system, in 2020 after her legs and […]


Media: Kiwi’s with MS thriving from overseas stem-cell treatment urge Government to approve it here

July 27, 2022 | Media

The Government’s being urged to get a move on and approve a stem-cell treatment for people with multiple sclerosis (MS). A petition was presented to Parliament on Tuesday, calling for the Health Minister to fund the treatment which has shown […]