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Katy’s Southern Alps climb

August 8, 2022 | Funding, Grants, Life with MS, Scholarships

Last year I was the successful recipient of the Mastering Mountains Grant for people with FND and MS. My objective was to climb a 3,000m peak the Southern Alps. When I first submitted my application for the Grant I had […]


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 […]


aHSCT petition delivered to Parliament – watch the video

July 27, 2022 | Media

Such an exciting day yesterday when we were able to witness Joan Perry’s aHSCT petition, with over 10,000 signatures, being received by ACT deputy leader Brooke van Velden on the steps of Parliament. It was then presented to Parliament later […]


Calling all people with Secondary Progressive MS

July 26, 2022 | Life with MS, Progressive, Research

Multiple Sclerosis NZ is currently in the process of providing information to Pharmac regarding the high unmet need of those with Secondary Progressive MS. A new treatment, Siponimod (Mayzent), is currently under review and due to be assessed by PTAC […]