“At MND NZ, we do all we can to make sure people living with motor neurone disease receive the very best support and care available. We are here to help.”
Beth Watson, President

MND NZ’s Field Workers help people with MND live better for longer. All over New Zealand, our Field Workers help people with MND access the right health services at the right time, provide up-to-date information, and offer both practical and emotional support.

MND NZ is a small registered charity that also works to increase awareness and understanding of MND/ALS in New Zealand. We believe in supporting MND research.


Motor neurone disease (MND) is the name given to a group of diseases in which the nerve cells – neurones – controlling the muscles that enable us to move, speak, breathe and swallow degenerate and die.

With no nerves to activate them, muscles gradually weaken and waste away, causing increasing loss of mobility in the limbs, and difficulties with speech, swallowing and breathing. The patterns of weakness vary from person to person.

MND is known as ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) in some countries.

The number of people living with MND at any one time is approximately one in 15,000

There are approximately 300 people living with MND in New Zealand, at any one time

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Organically grown vegetables
Posted on
31, Aug, 2016

New research has confirmed a link between pesticides and an increased risk of MND… but don’t panic and chuck out all your non-organic veggies just yet. It’s specifically to do with exposure at work to organochlorine pesticides, many of which are now banned (like DDT). Read more about this interesting line […] READ MORE

This Anti-Epileptic Drug Has Been Recommended For MND Clinical Trial

Another interesting finding in the ongoing hunt for MND treatments comes from University of Tokyo researchers, who have discovered that a safe, existing anti-epileptic drug called perampanel has successfully prevented the death of motor neurons in mice with an animal model of MND. Their research shows that perampanel is worthy […] READ MORE


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