Official updates on Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ activity, research findings, commentary from spokespeople and awareness campaigns.

Press releases


04 May - Day Of Livestreams Planned To Celebrate World Asthma Day

22 April - Ask An Asthma Expert This World Asthma Day

09 April - Go And Get Jabbed

26 March - Global Initiative Releases Asthma And COVID-19 FAQ

21 March - Self-Isolation Advised For Respiratory Community

13 March - Self isolate for those around you   

24 February - Proposed vaping regulations address most concerns

05 February - Prevent respiratory illnesses like coronavirus with good hygiene

03 February - #DontGetSuckedIn; New youth vaping education campaign launches

23 January - Study highlights urgent need for vaping education

22 January - Nominations open for NZ Respiratory Awards

07 January - Smoke a timely reminder to check inhalers


13 December - Manage Asthma for a Better Summer

28 November - Don't Get Sucked In - new campaign to tackle teen vaping academic   

19 November - Helping Kiwis catch their breath this World COPD Day

06 November - Government holding its breath on vaping regulations

24 October - Smoke still a risk in Auckland

27 September - Smart Sheep Initiative Will Help Healthy Homes

10 September - The 'Wild West' of Vaping

06 September - Breathe Better September Gets Off To A Flying Start

27 August - Making Space for Spacers

26 August - ARFNZ offers expert advice on 'Vaping Facts' website

22 August - Car smoking ban keeping children safe

2 August - Regulation will clear the air around vaping

23 July - Bridging the Gap with Healthy Homes

16 July - Be an Everyday Hero this Breathe Better September

22 May - Wellbeing Budget Could Be a Breath of Fresh Air

20 May - Breakthrough Asthma Study Set to Revolutionise Asthma Treatment 

6 May - Te Reo Asthma Musical Visits Ruatoki School on World Asthma Day Tomorrow

6 May - Schools Get Involved for World Asthma Day 

5 May - Budget brush-off won’t slow down Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ

24 April - Kids helping kids during an asthma emergency

15 April - World Earth Day - Air quality and its effects on respiratory health 

5 April - World Allergy Week 2019: Why healthy homes are important  

2 April - Asthma and flu a risky combination - get immunised

5 March - New respiratory disease 2018 impact report figures, sparks Te Reo Māori educational asthma show to launch in Rotorua

1 February - Education and Balance key to NZ Smokefree 2025 

1 February - Behavioural support is key when using e-cigarettes for smoking cessation

23 January - Back to school and asthma attacks - the unseen danger


Get prepared if you are prone to asthma or allergic reactions - the holiday season is nearly here:

NZ Respiratory Conference 2018 Ready to Go - Asthma and Respiratory disease in the Spotlight:

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ and Asthma New Zealand working together to reduce Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease hospitalisations:

'Breathe Better September 2018' wraps up - national respiratory awareness campaign makes a difference:

Spring into Action with 'Breathe Better September 2018' - national respiratory awareness campaign launches:

Adherium and Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ Collaborate to Improve Outcomes for Asthma Patients, with a Special Focus on New Zealand Children:

NZ Respiratory Conference 2018 launches a new GP specific event:

Breathe Better September 2018 - national respiratory awareness campaign launches:

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ is welcomed into the Global Alliance Against Chronic Respiratory Diseases (GARD):

Vaping - it's not child's play. Think about the possible dangers to our young people this 'World Smoke Free Day':

'My Asthma' app update launches today to help kiwi families with asthma:

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ marks World Asthma Day – 1 May 2018 - with the launch of a new online ‘Teachers’ Asthma Toolkit’, a first for New Zealand:

Winners of the 2018 New Zealand Respiratory Achievers' Awards Announced:

'Sailor the Puffer Fish' South Island Tour kicks off this week - educating over 13,000 New Zealand school children about asthma:

World Allergy Week: Raising awareness for allergy-triggered asthma:

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ National Achievers' Awards celebrates its 30th Anniversary and makes final call for Nominations:

Ministry of Health (MoH) and Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ begin talks on e-cigarettes and vaping:

Asthma doesn't have to hold you back:

Childhood asthma and the school holidays:

Achievers’ Awards celebrate those who battle to breathe:

E-cigarettes not safe, and a potential public health disaster if not effectively regulated – says Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ:

Foundation Forges International and Trans-Tasman Partnerships:

‘My Asthma’ App aids in child asthma management:

New guidelines aim to reduce asthma disparities in children and adolescents:

E-cigarettes to reduce traditional smoking – no good evidence:

World COPD Day 2017 - Combat breathlessness with exercise:

Unregulated e-cigs and smoking cessation - like stoats to rabbits:

Hay fever? How to prepare your home this pollen season:

No need to live with asthma symptoms:

NZ’s third leading cause of death on the back burner:

Dr Stuart Jones and John Clarke join the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ:

New resource aims to improve asthma health literacy:

A call to Government: break down 'silos' to improve respiratory health:

Breathe Better September is back with a challenge:

NZ celebrities support Breathe Better September:

National health target required to reduce respiratory illness:

Awards for excellence in health journalism:

Project to reduce Māori hospitalisation rates – says new CE:

World Asthma Day - Tuesday 2 May:

World Allergy Week: Highlighting allergy-triggered asthma:

Respiratory disease cost jumps to $6 billion per year:

Free flu vaccine for people with respiratory conditions:

Bush fire smoke a trigger for asthmatics:

Warning of Back-to-school asthma spike:

Be prepared in the event of an asthma attack:

New Zealand Respiratory Conference 2016:

Spotlight on the fourth leading cause of death in New Zealand:

New celebrity ambassador to shine a light on better breathing:

New adult asthma guidelines launched after 15 years:

Breathe Better September – huge step in the right direction:

Are Kiwi lifestyles in check for healthy lungs:

Take your stance on better breathing this September:

Breathe Better September:

Kiwi kids dance for a good cause:

World Asthma Day 2016:

Winners of the New Zealand Respiratory Awards announced:

Thousands of Kiwis not getting a good night’s rest:

Free flu vaccine for people with respiratory conditions:

Bronchiectasis in New Zealand - the growing problem that goes unnoticed:

Celebrities tour health campaign through South Auckland schools:

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