• 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”

  • Camp Twitch Documentary

    A 30 and 16 second promotion for the documentary, airing 8:35pm on June 26, 2017 on TVNZ 2.

  • Adam and Givealittle

    Tourette’s Association member Adam Belcher is one of the worst-affected by tics in New Zealand. His tics are debilitating and disabling, impacting on every aspect of his everyday life. He is unable to work and even being able to walk across a room is a dangerous exercise. However last year Adam was given a lifeline … Continue reading “Adam and Givealittle”

  • Robyn Martinovich

    MEMBER PROFILE  Name: Robyn Martinovich Lives in: Dargaville, Northland Occupation: I work in a drug and alcohol detox unit Connection to TS: My 17-year old daughter Taylor was diagnosed with Tourette’s when she was about eight. Hardest part of TS journey:   The lack of understanding and support.  When my girl was pleading with me … Continue reading “Robyn Martinovich”

  • Youth Hui

    With thanks to the Vodafone Foundation the Tourette’s Association is hosting its first Youth Hui in April. The aim of the hui is to hear first-hand from our young people, age 12-25, what changes they would like to see in terms of the treatment, support and services provided to them. The hui is being held … Continue reading “Youth Hui”

  • Camp Twitch 2016

    Our first Camp Twitch in 2014 was one of the most amazing experiences ever said those who attended. It was the first time that many of the families had met someone else with Tourette’s and the opportunity to share stories and experiences, and to make new friends, was a highlight. This year Camp Twitch is … Continue reading “Camp Twitch 2016”

  • StarJam

    Does your child like to sing, dance or even play an instrument? Even if they have never had lessons in any of these they would love StarJam. Through music and performance workshops, StarJam provides opportunities for young people with a disability to explore new talents, gain new skills and build confidence to try new things. … Continue reading “StarJam”

  • Penpals

    We have young people in France and the UK who would love to write to kids with TS in New Zealand. If you have always wanted to have a friend to write to overseas and love receiving letters in the mail then please contact the office and we will find someone similar in age for … Continue reading “Penpals”