• New Board Members Needed

    About TANZ The Tourette’s Association of New Zealand (TANZ) exists to support New Zealand children, teenagers and adults diagnosed with Tourette’s and the family members, caregivers and friends who care for them while promoting tolerance and acceptance of Tourette Syndrome within the Community. TANZ are looking for new Board members to join us and assist the … Continue reading “New Board Members Needed”

  • Parent Education Evening

    “Signs of depression and suicidal ideation in young people” Christchurch: Monday March 26, 2018 at 7.30pm at Christchurch Community House. Entry is by gold coin donation. RSVP to robyn@tourettes.org.nz as numbers are limited. Auckland: date and venue to be confirmed – please check www.facebook.com/tourettesyndromenz for update.

  • CBIT Practitioners

    Cognitive Behaviour Intervention for Tics (CBIT) therapy has proven to be successful for a number of people diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome. The therapy is based on habit reversal training. The essence of CBIT is tic-awareness and competing-response training. Tic-awareness training teaches a child how to self-monitor for early signs that a tic is about to … Continue reading “CBIT Practitioners”

  • CAMP TWITCH 2018

    This year Camp Twitch is being held in the mighty Waikato at the CYC camp in Ngaruawahia from October 1st to 5th. Earlybird registration for paid subscription members of the Tourette’s Association is now open. Registration for other families interested in attending will open in June if spaces are still available. Those wanting to join … Continue reading “CAMP TWITCH 2018”

  • Save your Jam Jars!

    One of the Association’s parents came up with a very clever awareness and fundraising idea for our Awareness Week – putting swear jars into workplaces! TANZ will be designing labels to put on the swear jars and a bit of a blurb about Tourette Syndrome. We’d appreciate our supporters and members collecting jam jars for … Continue reading “Save your Jam Jars!”

  • Inaugural Awareness Week

    This year the Tourette’s Association of New Zealand will be celebrating its 5th birthday and what better way to mark this milestone then having a nationwide Tourette’s Awareness week. The event will run from June 18-24 and coincides with other awareness events around the world. The Association would appreciate any grassroots support you can provide … Continue reading “Inaugural Awareness Week”

  • The LunaTICS to rock Auckland

    In April four of our young people will be taking to the stage with legendary kiwi musicians like Dave Dobbyn and Peter Urlich at the ‘We Are One’ concert in Auckland on April 14th. The concert is organised by the Play It Strange trust, the brainchild of ex-Split Enz member Mike Chunn. Calling themselves The … Continue reading “The LunaTICS to rock Auckland”

  • Our thanks go to…

    CASHMERE HIGH SCHOOL in Christchurch held a mufti-day and lip sync competition in the last week of term 3 and raised over $3,000 for the Tourette’s Association of New Zealand. Also TE AWAMUTU COLLEGE who raised over $1,600 with a mufti-day. What an amazing combined effort! In October it was announced that the Tourette’s Association … Continue reading “Our thanks go to…”

  • CAMP TWITCH 2017 – a review

    This year Camp Twitch was hosted at Blue Skies in Kaiapoi, a beautiful and well-equipped Scout camp in North Canterbury. We had over 100 campers from throughout New Zealand attend as well as a number of presenters and ‘special guests’ who came along to be part of the magic of camp. One of the visits … Continue reading “CAMP TWITCH 2017 – a review”

  • Upcoming events 2017

    AUCKLAND: November 26, Arobridge Equine Centre, Clevedon, from 10am. A day of learning about horse-therapy for stress and tic management as well as a BYO picnic http://www.arobridge.com/ HAMILTON: December 16th, Lake Karapiro, Cambridge, from 11.30am. BYO picnic. WELLINGTON: December 3, the home of Rochelle Shatford and family, Whiteman’s Valley; BBQ from 11.30am. Please email me … Continue reading “Upcoming events 2017”