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Who We Are

Established in 1968, Cystic Fibrosis New Zealand (CFNZ) has been supporting the people with CF and their families ever since, by increasing awareness of the condition, education, advocacy, helping fund research, and providing social and financial support. CFNZ offices are located in Auckland and Christchurch but with branches throughout New Zealand, assistance is not far away.  Branches provide local support for CF families: experience and information sharing, social functions, fundraising and financial support.

Our Mission

Cystic Fibrosis New Zealand’s mission is: “to optimise quality of life for people with cystic fibrosis and their families – striving for normal life expectancy.”

Our Activities

CFNZ is here to:

  • Provide an information service about Cystic Fibrosis (CF), publishing books, brochures, and other media about CF and maintaining a library of these materials
  • Support people with CF and their families, through welfare assistance, fieldworkers, grants and scholarships  to encourage physical activity, conference attendance and other beneficial activities
  • Promote public awareness of CF through Awareness Week, media stories and other activities
  • Communicate and co-ordinate through newsletters and conferences
  • Provide educational opportunities for people with CF, their families and health professionals to learn about management of and therapies for CF
  • Advocate on behalf of the CF community to Government and other agencies
  • Encourage and fund CF research
  • Raise funds to ensure that our important services for the CF community continue into the future