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Welcome to the Northland Division of Parkinson's N.Z.

We offer support, information and education to people with Parkinson's (and other related disorders) their caregivers, Rest Home Staff and work along with allied health professionals to see that our clients get the best possible care. 

Members are asked to pay a small Annual Subscription fee which contributes to our everyday running costs including wages and travel costs for the staff.  We endeavour to obtain grants from Charitable Trusts and the local COGS Committees and Lottery Seniors but unfortunately these do not cover all our outgoings so other fund raising is also required during the year. 

The newsletter contains dates for upcoming meetings and events, reports from the Chairman, Community Educator, Committee and articles of interest from members etc.  Research information is restricted to the quarterly Parkinsonian Newsletter published by our National Office.

The committee employs  2 x Community Educator covering from Topuni in the South across the Kaipara and north to the North Cape - Coast to coast.  We also employ a Coordinator who carries out the administrative duties for the Division including funding applications, and produces our monthly newsletter.

Northland is managed  by a very capable committee made up of Members, Carers and Community Volunteers.

We are registered with the Charities Commission, Regn. number CC 27392.


Parkinson's Society of Northland Inc

PO Box 641

Whangarei 0140

Telephone: 09 437 6878

Coordinator:   Trisha Ryan




The Community Educator Service:

  • Provides home visits to re-assure, motivate and advise people with Parkinson's and others associated with them.
  • Acts as health advocate for health services.
  • Monitors medication management and helps note any beneficial or adverse affects.
  • Monitors progress of the condition and advises on effective management strategies.
  • Refers clients to other agencies, e.g. for assessment for home support.
  • Holds in-service training in rest homes and for other health services and organises educational courses.

Community Educator:   Vicki Sadgrove - Whangarei North

  Phone; 09 437 6876

  email; educator.northland@parkinsons.org.nz

Community Educator:  Barbara Leslie - South of Whangarei to Te Hana

   Phone: 09 437 6881

   email: educator.northlandsouth@parkinsons.org.nz

 See file attachment for list of Support and Exercise Groups

The Division also provides Physio Exercise Classes and subsidized Podiatrist visits to all financial members. Please contact the Community Educator for more information on these classes and visits.

We wish to thank the following sponsors of the Northland Division:

Lottery,  Oxford Sports Trust, Morris & Morris, Sir John Logan Campbell Trust


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