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2014 Ports of Auckland Round the Bays Fun Run

Ports of Auckland Round the Bays has chosen Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand as one of its official charities in 2014, to help raise much needed funds for a Teen Camp for young people affected by IBD.

We plan to hold the first New Zealand-based camp for teenagers with IBD, in Auckland in January 2015.

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We're fundraising with Entertainment

Pre-order 2014/15 Entertainment Membership

Crohn’s & Colitis NZ
is excited to be selling Entertainment™ Books and the new Entertainment™ Digital Memberships in 2014!

Order your new 2014|2015 Entertainment™ Membership from Crohn’s & Colitis NZ and 20% of your Membership purchase goes towards our fundraising!



0800 ASK IBD

We are here to help!

CCNZ has just launched a new toll free (landline and mobile) 0800 Number for Crohn's & Colitis related enquiries.  You can now call us from anywhere in NZ without the worry of how much the call is costing you.  
We welcome you to leave us a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible (within 24 hours).
Call us on 0800 275 423. 

Massey University - IBD Study 

Massey University Researchers Hannah Morton (a nutrition PhD student) and Jane Coad (Associate Professor in Human Nutrition) are conducting a nationwide study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). The aims of the study are to investigate the possible associations between environmental factors, foods, and vitamin D level in New Zealanders. Massey University would like to invite individuals with a confirmed IBD diagnosis, and healthy controls (who do not have IBD or a history of gastrointestinal complaints), who currently reside in New Zealand, to take part in this research study.

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Invitation to participate in IBD Research

Do you have Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis?

We are holding focus groups for people like you, to help us understand what it’s like to live with IBD.

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Thank you!

To the more than one hundred people who took part in the Great Guts Fun Run - thank you!

Your support of the Great Guts run has raised over $2,000 for the work we are doing to 'make life more liveable' for people in New Zealand with IBD.


The Corticosteroids research survey is now closed.

Thank you so much for your participation.  We will publish the results once Professor Gearry has completed his research.

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We are what we eat

Research recently completed at Auckland University by Professor Lynn Ferguson, Head of Nutrition at the School of Medical Sciences, suggests that says the rate of chronic disease in New Zealand could be slashed just by changing our diets. 

Professor Ferguson recently spoke to the Wellington Support Group - watch her presentation here.


Latest newsletter

Catch up with what has been happening around New Zealand - it has been a busy few months. Our winter edition of 'Moving On' is now available.


The oral health research survey is now closed

Thank you so much for your participation.  We will publish the results once Professor Nolan has completed her research.


News from Europe - EFCCA's latest magazine 

EFFCA Magazine


Horizons 2020 -

the first issue of EFCCA magazine 2014 is now available.  We hope you enjoy reading about the latest activities, news from members and other interesting articles related to IBD, including latest developments in the treatment of IBD.


Is there a therapeutic role for faecal microbiota transplantation in ulcerative colitis?

By: American Journal of Gastroenterology
September 5, 2012

Faecal microbiota therapy (FMT) is the transplanting of faecal bacteria from a healthy individual into a recipient. It is an emerging treatment for several gastrointestinal disorders. There are case reports of FMT successfully treating ulcerative colitis, according to researchers from the University of Washington-Seattle. The researchers suggest that FMT as a treatment for UC holds therapeutic potential and deserves further investigation.



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Page Updated: 08 March 2014