Media Releases & Coverage

Click on the below links to read our press releases, if you have any stories or issues you would like the MDA to talk about, contact us at or call toll free on 0800 800 337. We want to know what matters to you!

All media enquries can be directed to Hannah Dickson, Communications either via email or call (09) 973 2667



"When everyone participates, everyone benefits", says Mojo Mathers at the annual National AGM

Beyoncé hires disabled model

Creatine Monohydrate is not just for bodybuilders

Rare Disease Day Celebrated by the MDA


Translarna Media Release


Step forward in brain research in New Zealand

People should not be penalised for having a rare disease

Disabled community further marginalised by proposed building amendment bill for earthquake prone buildings to the building act

Judy Bailey helps make a WORLD of difference for Muscle Wasting Disease


What's the value of my life?

Those with rare dieseases not treated fairly

Judy Bailey helps make a WORLD of difference for MDA



Ten year old MDA Member Nicholas Brockelbank writes his first cookbook

The MDA moves to new accessible premises

The MDA supports pay for family caregivers



Member Stacey Christie meets pop star Katie Perry

The LDNZ, NZORD & MDA unite to speak out for New Zealanders with rare diseases

Mini masterchef Nicolas Brocklebank competes on Good Morning

Pompe disease suffers beg for thier lives



The MDA says 'Thanks John for wearing our Bow Tie'