PRESS AND MEDIA RELEASES
NZ has world's third highest rate of inflammatory bowel disease
2 November, 2017
New Zealand has the third worst rate of inflammatory bowel disease in the world and it is growing at an alarming rate, a new study has found.
The study, launched this morning in Parliament, estimated 20,792 New Zealanders were affected by the disease. That's a rate of one in every 227 people which puts the disease on par with type 1 diabetes.
Help group 'missing link' for sufferers
November 25, 2015
A new patient support group will provide the "missing link" of care for more than 300 local Rotorua patients suffering from two inflammatory bowel conditions. Check out the full story...read more
Crohn's can't slow crime-fighting cop!!
October 19, 2015
Detective Constable Rebecca "Becs" Parker, 25, works on the crime squad at busy Counties Manukau Police Station. Read how Bec's battle to remain on the beat with incurable bowel disease has earned her national recognition and a new role. Check out the full story...read more
Battling Crohn's tough work for
February 2, 2015
Living with Crohn's disease is all Ranger Leary knows.
Last week, the 10-year-old from North Canterbury finally had the chance to meet other children who share the condition he has had since he was six weeks old. Check out the full story...read more
Speech given by Lady Janine during her visit to "Camp Purple Live".
January 30, 2015
Our Patron, Lady Janine Mataparae visited the camp on the final morning to present certificates of
Camp Purple: Living with Crohn’s and Colitis
January 31, 2015
This one-week summer CCNZ Children and Teen's camp was held at Auckland’s YMCA Camp Adair, attended by 48 young people aged 10-19 from all over New Zealand who live with IBD. Check out the full story...read more
Jetstar Flying Start Programme
January 31, 2015
The Crohn’s and Colitis New Zealand Charitable Trust (CCNZ) is our 11th recipient of the Jetstar Flying Start grant, receiving $15,000 cash and $15,000 in travel to host the first NZ-based camp for children and teenagers living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Check out the full story...read more