SCSNZ Corporate Golf Tournament 2017

This year we will be hosting for the first time a bi annual Golf Tournament. It will be held at the Otago Golf Club, Balmacewen  Golf Course on Friday the 10th of November at 1pm – registrations 12.30pm. We have had huge interest and it is shaping up to be a very big day with some awesome prizes! If you would like to enter a team, or better still – sponsor a hole, please complete the form here and email to Help us pave the way in stem cell research in New Zealand!



Thank you CERT

Thank you CERT!


We had a lovely visit from Keisha Hollands today and her Mum Claire. They have been very loyal supporters of ours for a number of years now. Keisha wanted to say a huge thanks on behalf of the Society to the CERT for their recent grant towards our operational costs!

Keisha says a cure would mean - FREEDOM! a life without being jabbed with insulin 4-5 times a day. We are right with you on that one Keisha! Thanks for your visit today, was great to see you both!


Jaylen-Blaze one of our young volunteers has kindly made this thank you card for the Becroft Foundation. The Becroft Foundation have been regular supporters of the Society over the past few years.

Jaylen-Blaze, an avid skateboarder, has had Type-1 diabetes for 5 years now, finding a cure means the world to him and his Mum. If you would like to support SCSNZ call us on 03 4795858 or donate here.

Run for our Research!

It never ceases to amaze us the dedication and commitment that our supporters have to helping us raise funds! This year it comes in the form of several of our type-1 kids and their siblings, and a few hardy adults in participating in the Air New Zealand International Marathon in November. If you or a family member would like to participate in this please check the link here. Don't panic - kids can run a marathon in the lead up weeks/months and finish their efforts off in front of family and friends with a 2.2km run. Or for the more hardy there is a 10KM run - kids must be accompanied with an adult, or for the really dedicated there is a first time half marathon, half or full! So if you are looking for an excuse to do your first half marathon why not support us at the same time. Our marketing team will be assisting in setting up fundraising pages........more info on this to come, if you are keen, email

North and South Trust………you are pretty damn awesome!

Over the past 3 years North and South have been regular donors supporting us with salaries for our research team. Once again we are privileged to receive their donation so that our researchers can continue their journey towards finding a better treatment for the 26,000+ people in New Zealand effected with type 1 diabetes!

Thank you to The Southern Victorian Trust

A heartfelt thanks goes out to the Southern Victorian Trust who recently supported SCSNZ with their research efforts. The assistance The Southern Victorian have given us means that we have been able to keep a second Research Technician on after Vicky returns from maternity leave. This will allow the research team to carry out their work in a much timelier fashion!

Thank you Southern Victorian Trust

Trillian Trust pledges further support for SCSNZ

Trillian Trust has provided over $105 million in grants to thousands of community organisations throughout New Zealand.

The Spinal Cord Society would like to take the opportunity to thank the Trillian Trust for their recent donation of $5,000 towards consumables and equipment for the laboratory. Your support as always is greatly appreciated.




This is to inform everyone that the Annual General Meeting of the Spinal Cord Society New Zealand Incorporated will be held at the Society's registered office at 428 Hinuera Road,   R.D. 2, Matamata at 2 p.m. on Sunday 9th July 2017. All are welcome to attend.

Any person who wishes to have any matter discussed at the Annual General Meeting is invited to write/email the Secretary of the Society, Emily Meese, c/- Registered Office of the Society, 428 Hinuera Road, R.D. 2, Matamata 3472 or send an email to  

Any such notice must be given in writing prior to 26th June 2017.

Notice given at Matamata this day, Monday 29th May 2017, by Noela Vallis, President

PS: Anyone wishing to attend please bring a plate.

It is essential for the conduct of business at the Annual General Meeting that those unable to attend please send their proxy to the registered office of the Society no later than 26th June 2017.




Regular supporters Callis Charitable Trust support SCSNZ again!

Callis Charitable Trust have given to a number of organisations throughout Otago and here at the Spinal Cord Society NZ we are pleased to announce that this year the Callis Trust has continued their support. This time in the form of salaries for our research team, Callis Trust have carried forward their support as they have for the past 4 years.  

SCSNZ do not receive any government funding therefore we depend a great deal and appreciate the generous donations that we receive from philanthropic trusts. 

Form the members and committee of SCSNZ to The Callis Charitable Trust, we thank you so much!!!