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Staying safe – a refresher for older drivers

By Lina Stroud | 19/04/2024

When did you last have a refresher course for your driving? Feeling unsettled because you have a medical coming up to renew your licence? The theory-based refresher course is an opportunity for people to re-familiarise themselves with traffic rules and safe driving practices in a friendly and relaxed environment with other older drivers. The course…

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Life without a car workshop

By Lina Stroud | 18/04/2024

Is there Life Without a Car? We provide information about keeping connected when we no longer drive. Not driving doesn’t have to limit our activities or prevent us from enjoying life. Adjusting to life without a car doesn’t mean losing independence or freedom. Our Life Without a Car Course: enables you to stay connected to…

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Join our Team

By Lina Stroud | 18/04/2024

We need an Admin Superstar Mō te tūnga | About the role MSPC specialises in the support of people affected by Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s, and their whanau.  We are looking for an experienced Administrator to lead our office functions and be the first point of contact for the people we support. This permanent part-time…


Experience the joy of Laughter Yoga

By Lina Stroud | 17/04/2024

Laughter Yoga combines breathing exercises, gentle stretches, laughter exercises and relaxation. A laughter session can have a big impact on health and wellbeing. Laughter yoga is a gentle exercise which fills our lungs and body with oxygen, cleanses our breathing passages and exercises our lungs.   When we laugh our bodies release a cocktail of…

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Keynote Dr. Mason on the future of MS Services

By Lina Stroud | 13/03/2024

The Future of MS Services: Learning from Our Colleagues Overseas. Having recently returned from a sabbatical in the USA and the UK, Dr Mason will share her insights from MS centres overseas, and how they might relate to MS and centres of care in Aotearoa New Zealand.   Dr Deborah Mason is a Consultant neurologist…

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NZBRI Science Fair

By Lina Stroud | 11/03/2024

NZBRI Science Fair Join us to hear the latest findings from local neurological research (e.g. Parkinson’s). Graduate students and academic staff, from the New Zealand Brain Research Institute [NZBRI], and Universities of Canterbury & Otago, will present findings in a quick-fire oral session followed by time to view posters and ask questions. Hosted by MSPC,…

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We are looking for a Health and Well-being Advisor

By Lina | 20/09/2023

Are you, or have you been, a registered health professional?  Mō te tūnga | About the role  MSPC specialises in the support of people affected by Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s. Our organisation is looking for a Health & Wellbeing Adviser to provide accessible, evidence-based interventions to individuals and their whanau, enabling people to live well…

Oceans of Hope

By Lina | 05/07/2023

Oceans of Hope Challenge in Athens. The challenge was for two weeks, and I was on the second but on the Friday evening before we sailed MS Athens organised an event. The mayor attended along with Monika Christodoulou a well-known Greek singer who performed. we caught up with everyone from week 1 and was extra…


By Lina | 05/07/2023

An update on MS research by Dr Hamish Campbell When asked what excites Dr Hamish Campbell about the future of multiple sclerosis (MS) research, his eyes light up. “Remyelination,” he explains. “That, to me, does seem a bit like magic.” This was a hot topic of conversation throughout his recent presentation for MS & Parkinson’s…

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MS & Parkinson’s New Year Update

By Lina | 17/01/2023

The Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Team welcome in 2023 and look forward to providing you with support and services over the year Exercise Programmes and classes: Our exercise classes and gym sessions have resumed for the year. Find the 2023 timetable here. Gym members who have completed 6 months are now entitled to a new assessment…