Branches are an indispensable part of MND NZ. They are “the arms and legs” of the association.

Branches bring local flavour to national initiatives, they can attract local media and person-on-the-street interest, and they are involved in local awareness and fundraising opportunities, such as street fairs. They also support their local Support Worker, and can help run local support groups.


MND NZ currently has four active branches in Wellington, Waikato, Tauranga and Canterbury/West Coast. Our branches are always on the look out for new volunteer members, so if you live in one of these four areas we would love to hear from you.

If you are interested in starting up a branch in a new area, then please contact the National Office. We would be absolutely delighted to help establish a new branch.

If you want to contact your local Support Worker for support, please click here to find the Support Worker in your area.

Wellington Branch
P O Box 2176
Wellington 6140

Beth Watson 027 499 1780

Waikato Branch
Helen Palmer 07 825 6895

Bay of Plenty Branch
P O Box 15063
Tauranga South 3140

Canterbury/West Coast Branch
Bronwyn Simons 03 332 2602

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