Introducing ‘Out There’ – A Peer Support Service for People with Spinal Injuries

The NZ Spinal Trust (NZST) and Healthcare Rehabilitation (HR) are collaborating to develop a new community based peer support service to help those with spinal cord injury (SCI) in NZ live independent, productive, and confident lives within their communities. “We regularly hear of people with a SCI not doing so well in life once they … Continue reading Introducing ‘Out There’ – A Peer Support Service for People with Spinal Injuries

Crusaders Visit Burwood Spinal Unit

Cheers to BNZ Crusaders Marty McKenzie, Digby Ioane, Ben Funnell, and Tim Perry for visiting Burwood Spinal Unit today. You made many patients, their families, staff and friends smile and forget about their troubles for a while. Best of luck with the rest of your season! For more images visit our Facebook page here

Zahra Completes 3 Peaks- Raises $1160 in the Process

Thank you Zahra and congratulations on completing the 3 Peaks race in style over the weekend. You truly are a fantastic ambassador and we commend you for your efforts! The money raised will go directly towards helping people with SCI find their future!

Fun Fun Fundraisers

Thank you Java, Brendon Vercoe, & Michael Beard for raising over $5000.00 for the NZ Spinal Trust. Less than 20% of our funding comes from public sector organisations, the rest comes from grants and fundraising efforts like this! We love you guys! To learn more about their efforts visit . You can also join … Continue reading Fun Fun Fundraisers

Kelly and Nicole Race the Motatapu

Kelly and Nicole  are racing in the Motatapu on March 4th 2017 to raise awareness and funds for us! GO GIRLS GO! You can find more info and blog updates here.

Ever thought it would be nice to raise some funds for us but didn’t know how to go about it? Perhaps you have fundraised before but found it too difficult to do. We have made it easy and fun – just for you – check out

TXT2Give have closed

If you have ever donated to us via a text2give option on your Vodafone – thankyou! It was the last time. Sadly Vodafone and Everyday Hero have now closed this service (Full Press release here). They were unsuccessful in their attempt to provide the service across  all mobile phone providers and as a consequence have … Continue reading TXT2Give have closed

Mike Brown starts Monday!

It is with great excitement we announce that Mike Brown will be starting with us on Monday 16 Jan 2017. Mike will be based at our head office in Christchurch and takes up the new full time position of NZ Spinal Trust Marketing Manager. Filling the new role of Marketing Manager is the next step … Continue reading Mike Brown starts Monday!

NEW incredible Pick Me Up article

So, Tim Marsh broke his neck (C5 & C6) and all feeling in 86% of his body – permanantly! Has that stopped him living an independent, confident, productive life? No way! This is a great read – click here and enjoy  

2016 Free Wheelin Frenzy 150

Sunday 18th September was the NZST Charitable Race Day in Pukekohe. This great gallops event is organised annually by one of our patrons Trevor (Gripper) Harrison as seen here with Jockey Kelly McCulloch to raise funds for our work across the country. It was a tremendous day and was a fitting occasion to have the running … Continue reading 2016 Free Wheelin Frenzy 150

How we observed World SCI day

Click here to see a news item and video from our wonderful event at Northcote School commemorating World Spinal Cord Injury Day for 2016. Special thanks to New World Northwood for their support of this unique event.   We also featured on the CTV news show and you can see a lovely item here. From Page 4 … Continue reading How we observed World SCI day

World SCI Day at NZST

Monday 5th September 2016 is World Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) day. All across the world various organisations are marking this global awareness day in many different ways. Here at the NZ Spinal Trust head office in Christchurch we are taking the opportunity to give back to our community, start SCI awareness young and demonstrate independent, … Continue reading World SCI Day at NZST

The key to my recovery

“The key to my recovery has been looking after myself and a positive attitude” Shane Thrower Shane’s story on this short video clip is incredibly uplifting – we hope you enjoy it. Thank you Shane for sharing your story with the world. View the 8 minute video here

New CEO Appointed

After 4 months of filling the vacant CEO position in a caretaker capacity and subsequently applying for the permanent role, Hans Wouters has been appointed CEO of the NZ Spinal Trust. He is the 6th person in the 22 year history of the NZST to hold this important position and moves up from the role of General … Continue reading New CEO Appointed

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