The latest news and updates from the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ can be received through: E-newsletters

  • Asthma and Allergy News News and informative articles for people with asthma and allergies, their family, and those who have people with asthma under their care such as teachers and sports coaches. Subscribe here
  • Health Professionals  Ensuring people in the healthcare industry, such as GPs, nurses, and health providers receive up-to-date respiratory news, research and conference details. Subscribe here

Better breathing, better living magazine Delivering all the latest respiratory news to 7,000 individuals and health organisations across New Zealand. The printed magazine is issued three times per year, and is also available in pdf format to download. Download the latest edition of Better breathing, better living here

Media releases Official updates on Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ activity, research findings, commentary from spokespeople and awareness campaigns. View full list of media releases here. Sign up to receive media releases here.

Respiratory Media Awards  The inaugural Respiratory Media Awards took place in April 2016 to recognise the important role that media plays in respiratory education. Quality reporting of respiratory issues helps bring attention and awareness to communities while reinforcing the need to take respiratory health seriously. Read further about the Awards here.

Free articles The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ provides free articles for media and organisations on topics that are respiratory related which includes flu vaccinations, smokefree and healthy housing. For more information contact the marketing team below. Article topics include:

  • How to manage asthma/COPD in the workplace/school/gym etc
  • Personal stories about people with asthma and other respiratory conditions
  • How to create a healthy, dry and pollution-free home
  • House renovation – best products to use for people with asthma and allergies
  • Why being smokefree is so important
  • Informative articles about respiratory conditions such as bronchiectasis

Media enquiries For all media enquiries contact marketing and communications: Brian McDonald Phone: 04 495 0097 Email:

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