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Advocating For Increased Access to MS Treatments

June 14, 2018 | Advocacy, Research, Treatments

On Monday 28th May Multiple Sclerosis New Zealand (MSNZ) with Professor Helmut Butzkueven, of Monash University in Melbourne, met with members of PHARMAC staff to discuss our continued concerns with the very restrictive access criteria for MS disease modifying treatments […]


Marlene Masters her Mountains with Pride

May 30, 2018 | Uncategorised

On 6th May Marlene Hessing proudly achieved her personal mission of completing the Tiri Tiri Matangi Walk, following an Anzac Day walk on the Leigh Coastal Walkway on Goat Island. While the one-and-a-half and three-hour walks respectively, may be easily […]


Ocrelizumab Funding Update

May 23, 2018 | Advocacy, Treatments

In May the minutes were released from PHARMACs Pharmacology and Therapeutics Advisory Committee (PTAC) meeting held in February 2018. At this meeting applications for funding from Roche and supporting submissions from Multiple Sclerosis New Zealand (MSNZ) were reviewed calling for […]


A View From Why Not?

April 26, 2018 | Uncategorised

At MSNZ we are always excited to hear about the fundraising adventures of our supporters, but when we were first contacted by Simon Kerridge, we were truly astonished by his planned epic journey. On 30th April, Simon will start hiking […]


Bangers to Bluff: 10-21 April 2018

April 19, 2018 | Uncategorised

The Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay, in Auckland, recently traversed the country making make the long journey to Bluff in their annual fundraiser ‘Bangers to Bluff’. Every year competitors buy ‘Bangers’ (cheap cars under $2000) and drive on ‘roads […]