Asthma and respiratory diseases are two of the leading causes of sickness and death in New Zealand

1 in 7

have a respiratory disease


most common cause of death


cost to country each year

1 in 8

children have asthma

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Nick Ashill: From Perth to Bondi

“Every step I take in April, May and June will symbolise the everyday struggles and challenges faced by those living with a respiratory condition." Find out more and show your support.


Achievers' Award Winners

In May, we celebrated the New Zealand Respiratory Achievers’ Awards and the Foundation’s 60th anniversary at a black-tie affair. Read about our winners and celebrations here.


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Help us save lives this World Asthma Day - and be in to win!

Donate to World Asthma Day and help us raise funds to train our healthcare heroes. Your donation will directly impact the lives of those struggling with asthma in our communities where health inequality is at its worst.

Help us reach our goal of $20,000 which will up-skill close to 150 health professionals nationwide and will put you in the draw to WIN some awesome prizes!

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