Press releases

Press releases



15 May 2024: Call for urgent government action to tackle “hidden killer” of salt in food

27 October 2023: Win! Free Health Checks On World Stroke Day.pdf

6 October 2023: Stroke Foundation calls for a cross-political party overhaul of NZ’s “unfair, unethical” health and disability system.

11 May 2023: Shake the habit: high salt diets increasing New Zealanders’ risk of stroke

2 May 2023: Stroke research institute takes top prize at Prime Minister’s Science Awards

3 April 2023: Ōamaru stroke survivors are finding their voices through song

14 March 2023: Ultra-processed foods pack a sodium punch - Consumer NZ

30 November 2022: Stroke Foundation calling for fairness in ACC regulations

28 October 2022: Stroke Foundation's free blood pressure checks coming to the South Island

26 October 2022: World Stroke Day highlights the importance of thinking F.A.S.T.

25 July 2022: Stroke charities announce merger

15 June 2022: Celebrity Treasure Island star’s designer beanie to support Stroke Foundation

24 May 2022: Budget 2022 misses key players in community-based healthcare, says Stroke Foundation

17 May 2022: Stroke Foundation's free blood pressure checks coming to a PAK'nSAVE carpark near you

3 May 2022: Campaign evaluation shows an increase in awareness of signs of stroke / F.A.S.T. interim evaluation report

27 April 2022: Stroke Foundation rolls out free training for identifying strokes

16 March 2022: Stroke Foundation research highlights the need to talk about salt / Salt infographic / NIHI Report

24 November 2021: COVID-19 increases your stroke risk exponentially, says Stroke Foundation

16 November 2021: The ugly truth about salty snacks and stroke / Salt infographic / NIHI Report

8 March 2021: Steps to drive out the silent killer - The Big Blood Pressure Check Van hits the South Island

27 January 2021: Bring on better bangers - New research reveals high salt content of sausages in New Zealand

12 October 2020: Steps to stamp out the silent killer - Our Big Blood Pressure Check Vans

29 July 2020: Strokes will cost New Zealand $1.1 billion this year

1 July 2020: Allproof Industries supports stroke survivors

29 June 2020: Hunter Withers supports stroke survivors

16 June 2020: Snip Salons supports stroke survivors

28 May 2020: Beanie Up is back!

17 April 2020: Think F.A.S.T. act fast and look out for each other

27 February 2020: Stroke survivors run to support Stroke Foundation

27 February 2020: Local stroke survivor walks to support Stroke Foundation and raises over $2K

3 February 2020: Wellingtonians run for the Stroke Foundation

29 January 2020: Stratford local tackles Te Araroa trail for the Stroke Foundation

19 November 2019: Local steps down after 19 years volunteering at Howick & Pakuranga stroke clubs

5 November 2019:  Big Blood Pressure Check 2019 results: One in six with high blood pressure reading

30 September 2019: Free blood pressure checks throughout October to fight stroke

23 September 2019: The Stroke Foundation trials new technology to detect Atrial Fibrillation

6 September 2019: Just 24 percent of government funding supports stroke charity

2 September 2019: Vote for the Stroke Foundation in Z Energy’s ‘Good in the Hood’ initiative




Media contact: Jess Winchester, General Manager Marketing and Fundraising