What's Coming Up

JUNE 2016


Building for the Future - Neuromuscular Conference

Thursday 16 - Saturday 18  Bringing together people living with a neuromuscular condition, researchers, clinicians, allied health professionals and service providers from all over the world to Sydney.
Novotel, Sydney Olympic Park. Contact by email: conference@mdnsw.org.au  or phone: +612 98O9 2111 ext. 3.
Click here to be taken to the flyer. More information to come. 

MAY 2016


Rage against the Dying Light 2016 - an Australasian fundraiser concert inspired by a MDA member. 

Saturday 7th May 2016 at Churchills Live. Click here for the event flyer and here for more information about the concert.  

APRIL 2016

DMD Research Information Evening

Come and hear local researchers talk about the experience of children and young people with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy receiving care in New Zealand.

6-8pm, Thursday 7th April

CCS Disability Action

14 Erson Avenue, Royal Oak, Auckland

RSVP to info@mda.org.nz

0800 800 337 option 4

For those unable to make the event, a webinar option may be available.  Details to follow. 


This is being held in Wellington on Friday 15 April 2016. For more information click here. There is more information about nominations for vacant positions on the National Council available here

Wellington Branch AGM

This is being held at the Cossie Club, Upper Hutt on Sunday, 3rd April at 2pm. All Welcome!

Brain Day

Brain Day 2016 is to be held at the University of Auckland's Tāmaki Campus, 261 Morrin Road, St Johns, on Saturday 12th March 9 am - 3 pm. For more information click here

MARCH 2016

Canterbury Branch AGM 

Saturday 19th March at The Boardroom, Papanui Public Library, 1pm. Afternoon tea will be served at the conclusion. For more information contact Eris on madcanty@xtra.co.nz or 0800 463 222. 

Northern Branch Camp 2016

4th - 6th March at Ngaruawahia Christian Camp. For more details contact Denise on denise@mda.org.nz or 0800 636 787. 

Northern Branch AGM

Saturday 5th of March at Ngaruawahia Christian Camp. There is more information including nomination forms here


Rare Disease Day

Monday 29th February at the Onehunga Community House, 83 Selwyn Drive Onehunga. There will be information and speakers both with lived experience and professional information about rare diseases.

Light refreshments available. Please RSVP via email info@mda.org.nz or phone 09 815 0247. 


Northern Branch Christmas Party

Sunday 29th November at the Swanson RSA. More details to come closer to the time. Contact Denise  Denise@mda.org.nz or 0800 636 787 for more information. 

Southern Branch Funded Christmas Lunch

Saturday 28 November at Forbury Sports Bar & Function Centre, 146 Victoria Rd Saint Kilda Dunedin at  12 noon.  All Welcome R.S.V.P. by 25 November Good wheelchair access and funded by the Southern Region Branch.

Wellington Branch Subsidised Christmas Party

Sunday 29th November at the CQ Hotel, Cuba Street, Wellington at noon.   Members wishing to attend to let the office know before 19th November. 0800 886 626. 


Canterbury Branch Children and Young Persons Camp

5th to 8th October 2015. Contact the branch for more information 0800 463 222. 


SOUTHERN REGION Leading life conversations workshops - click here for the flyer

Dunedin - Wednesday 12th August  9.30am - 2.30pm Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin

Oamaru - Tuesday 11th August 10am - 3pm  Brydone Hotel, 115 Thames Street, Oamaru

Invercargill - Thursday 27th August 10am - 3pm Invercargill Library (Fourth Floor), 50 Dee Street 

Northern Branch Mid-winter Lunch  - Browns Bay

Saturday 8th August, 12pm -  at Medals Restaurant at the Browns Bay RSA. A la carte menu $13-15. Kids menu $5. RSVP to Denise@mdn.org.nz by 5th August.

JULY 2015

Northern Branch Mid-winter Lunch  - Whangarei

Wednesday 15th July 12pm at Indulge cafe, 99 Cameron St, Whangarei.

 Northern Branch Mid-winter Lunch -  Hamilton

Sunday 12th July 12pm  -   at the Hamilton Working men's Club. RSVP to Denise@mdn.org.nz or 0800 636 787 by the 9th July.   Check out the menu and facilities:  http://www.hwmc.co.nz/.  

MAY 2015

Southern Branch AGM

Saturday 2nd March at the M.S rooms cnr Gala & Jed Street, Invercargill at 1pm. All welcome

APRIL 2015:


SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre. The MDA in conjunction with the Australian Neuromuscular Network are hosting an international conference themed 'Life Without Limits'. A milestone event, this will be a cutting-edge exposition of the latest in science, medicine and research into neuromuscular conditions.

Visit the official website for the Life Without Limits Neuromuscular Conference

MARCH 2015

Brain Day Your Life: Your Brain

28th March  University of Auckland Business School, 9am - 4pm click herefor more details. Come and see Darian on the MDN stand.

National Awareness Campaign Nationwide

21-28th March  - contact your local branch if you would like to be involved in fundraising

Waitakere Hospital Open Day

Wednesday 25th March 11am-2pm focusing on the patient experience. Come and see Darian on the MDN stand.

Northern Branch Camp and AGM at Ngaruawahia Christian Camp, 148 Waingaro Rd, Ngaruawahia

20 - 22nd March with the AGM at 1pm