NZ Resources

Alcoholics Anonymous New Zealand
Contacts for centres throughout NZ are given on this website plus a 24 hour 0800 telephone contact. The site offers background about the AA organisation, provides all meeting details within New Zealand, and links to many resources.

Arthritis Foundation
The Arthritis Foundation of NZ is a voluntary organisation and the site offers comprehesive information on treatments to ease symptoms of arthritis. The site includes contacts throughout NZ; a special youth section including a forum section; links to arthritis information sites and a e-mail feedback option. As a charitable organisation, it includes information on fundraising.

Asthma Foundation
The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand (Inc.) aims to help people with asthma and respiratory conditions. Their website offers extensive resources; recent research and news, and comprehensive information on the condition. Nationwide support groups are listed.

Diabetes - NZ
Diabetes NZ's website has a comprehensive section describing the condition, its range of treatments and care, and a diabetes dictionary. It has many links to related websites ranging from highly technical, to very user-friendly. It includes a separate kid's section and product supply section. The contact section has an e-mail address as well as an 0800 number.

Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Education (FADE)
The FADE website has sections on health and safety in the workplace and training for teachers; FAQ; an ordering system for a variety of resources; describes various drugs, their effects and risks; news and links; membership options and a novel debating section.

Immunisation Advisory Centre
Contains details about the current New-Zealand childhood vaccination schedule. Also has other good sections including information and questions and links to other sites

Stroke foundation- NZ
This is a nonprofit foundation to help people with a stroke and their families and caregivers, by providing information, support and rehabilitation.The site has sections on how to understand and prevent strokes including a self-assessment chart. The pages for health professionals includes links to medical websites and resources. There are contacts for 4 national offices, including an 0800 number and e-mail addresses. There is a section for resources and donations.

The Health and Disability Commissioner
The Health and Disability Commissioner is an independent agency set up to promote and protect the rights of consumers who use health and disability services; help resolve problems between consumers and providers of health and disability services; and improve the quality of health care and disability services.

Privacy commissioner
The Privacy Commissioner seeks to develop and promote a culture in which personal information is protected and respected.

Compass Health

The Medical Council of New Zealand