Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA)

The Motor Neuron Disease Association of New Zealand (MNDA), is a not for profit organisation with the purpose of supporting people with Motor Neurone Disease and their carers in dealing with this demanding disease.

The BayofPlenty Branchof the Motor Neurone Disease Association is part of the National body, as described below, and is run by volunteers also, all of whom have lost loved ones to MND.

The help we provide is largely through information, practical advice and emotional support direct into peoples’ homes and by phone, email and support groups. To achieve all of this, The MND Association has just 7 part-time fieldworkers across the country who work to ensure that those with Motor Neurone Disease do not fall between the gap of the range of service providers on whom their survival and comfort depends.

Some of our activities include:

  • co-ordinate and provide up-to-date information
  • provide emotional, social and practical support
  • advocate for the needs of people living with MND
  • develop awareness and understanding of MND
  • encourage research

Kia ora e te whanau o te ao whanui.

Nga mihi nui ki a koutou katoa
Nau mai haere mai ki ta matou whatarangi.
He tino hirahira tenei roopu tautoko i nga whanau katoa, kua pangia e tenei mate ka awhina ki nga korero tohutohu, ka hapai hoki i te whanau Motor Neurone Disease Association me nga kaitiaki hoki. 
Thank you for visiting our Motor Neurone Disease Association website.
An open invitation and special welcome is extended to all our visitors. 
We offer advice, information and emotional support to people with Motor Neurone disease, their family and carers. 


Ma te whakatu, ka mohio When we are shown, we come to know
Ma te mohio, ka marama When we know, we come to understand
Ma te marama, ka ora When we understand, all will be well

Friends of the MND Association
Friends of the MND Association. Help us help people living with motor neurone disease. Join up on our website.

The Association depends on your generous donation for its work. If you would like to donate via credit card over the internet please click here.

Motor Neurone Disease Association


Graham Jones
Ph: 029 777 5588 (BOP fieldworker)

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