The latest news and updates from the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ can be received through: E-newsletters. To subscribe, please send an email to

  • 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.
  • 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. 

Better Breathing Magazine Delivering all the latest respiratory news to 7,000 individuals and health organisations across New Zealand. The printed magazine is issued four times per year, and is also available online through the Issuu platform, and can be downloaded as a PDF. View the latest edition of Better Breathing here. 

Press releases Official updates on Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ activity, research findings, commentary from spokespeople and awareness campaigns. View full list of press releases here.

Respiratory Media Awards  The inaugural Respiratory Media Awards take place alongside the NZ Respiratory Achievers Awards 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.

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: Charlotte Lee-Smith Phone: 04 495 0097 Email: