Our Vision:  Improving the life of every person affected by arthritis  
Ko tō mātou aronga: Kia whakapiki i te oranga o te hunga kua pāngia e te mate kaiponapona 

Services provided:

  • A national helpline 0800 663 463
  • Facebook Q & A sessions every Monday 7pm to 9pm
  • Online and other support groups
  • Support for Newly Diagnosed service – a chance to talk with someone who has the same condition
  • Information about all forms of arthritis, treatments, pain management, employment issues and access to other support services
  • Community development – helping others in your community support people with arthritis.

Arthritis Educators are available on 0800 663 463 to provide specific information about your condition. They can recommend options for a better quality of life with the help of medications, exercise, joint protection, pain management and healthy food.

The following support groups are available in Whangarei:

  • 20+ support group – first Saturday of each month
  • Autoimmune support group – third Thursday of each month

Arthritis New Zealand recommends these hydrotherapy and pool exercise classes facilitated by qualified physiotherapists:

  • Whangarei Aquatic Centre – two sessions, Wednesday morning in school term time.
  • Te Hana Pool – one session, Wednesday morning in school term time.
Available Downloads Type Size
Support for newly diagnosed pdf 307 KB
Autoimmune and 20+ Support Groups pdf 196 KB
Water-based exercise classes available pdf 183 KB
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