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Christmas Cheer!

HDA staff Jo and Jane spread a little Christmas cheer this Christmas! Thanks to our friends at christmasbox.co.nz some of our families received Christmas boxes stuffed full of goodies for the holiday period! And thank you to Leanne Knox, the beauty who arranged everything. About the organisation: From their website, “Christmas Box was born out of a…

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2015 Special Meeting

Our AGM/Special General Meeting was a great success, a big thank you goes to those who attended. It is with much appreciation to those who put their hand up to join the committee. I would also personally like to take the opportunity to thank the committee members for giving up their valuable time once more…

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HDA Auckland Special Meeting coming up!

You are invited to The Huntington’s Disease Association (Auckland) Incorporated Special General Meeting Details: Saturday 5th December 2015 at 1.30pm Quality Hotel Lincoln Green Conference Centre, 159 Lincoln Road Henderson, Auckland. This will be for the formalities of an Annual General Meeting i.e. an update of the Association over the past year and electing Committee members for the forthcoming…

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Our new website!

Emma Lambert and Jo Dysart were fortunate to have attended a web design “ImpactNPO” weekend where IT volunteers get to spend 15 minutes with a “Not for Profit Organisation” to ask questions and make their choice of which group/organisations they are interested in working with.  Once decided with whom they will work the weekend is then…

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Collections for HDA Auckland

Over the last weekend, we had an amazing group of volunteers from the University of Auckland’s Centre for Brain Research  at St Luke’s all weekend, collection donations for HD Auckland and raising awareness about Huntington’s disease. We hope to get some new photos of these awesome people, but here are some photos from collections in day’s…

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The HDA Auckland @ the Auckland Marathon

November 1st was an amazing day for 2 reasons – our boys brought home the Web Ellis for the 2nd time in a row, and the HDA Auckland team run their hearts at the marathon, raising an amazing 5k. We had people entered in both the half marathon and the quarter marathon, and all our runners…

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The latest HDA Newsletter is now out

Our national newsletter is out now and you should have received one in the post if you are on our mailing list. The August issue has info about community events and the latest information about research. Our newsletter goes around the country and is produced 4 times a year. If you would like to sign…

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Jo in the UK

In July, Jo ventured back to the motherland where she connected with some of the HD community as well as the clinical teams that are doing an amazing job looking after families and being part of HD research. We love our international connections!

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The HDA Auckland Marathon team!

Running hard, running fast, running.. kind of, for Huntington’s disease. Baring in mind that we have two fat professionals, 1 tall and taut one, and slim beautiful members of families who are teaming up to run the Auckland marathon. This is a huge challenge that we are undertaking (particularly for some of us!), but it…

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