Press Releases

  • 25 June, 2018

    The Neurological Foundation needs your supramarginal gyrus.

    That’s the part of your brain associated with kindness and generosity. The part that makes you watch kitten videos and help others.

    The fact is one in five of us will suffer the effects of a brain disease or disorder.

    We need your support to fund vital research in the treatment and cure of brain illnesses. So use your supramarginal gyrus and donate here or call 0508 BRAINS.

  • 6 April, 2018

    This is information about research being conducted at the Dementia Prevention Research Clinic based at the NZBRI, 66 Stewart Street, Christchurch Central.


    We are conducting a research study over a long period of time into factors that influence the progression of memory problems in New Zealanders.

  • 20 February, 2018

    Over $1.8 million committed to neurological research across New Zealand

  • 16 February, 2018

    The Neurological Foundation is pleased to present three FREE captivating events throughout Brain Awareness Week.

    PLEASE NOTE: Brain Day Auckland will be taking place later on in the year, details to be announced soon.

    Brain Day Dunedin: Brain Research; The secrets that matter

  • 13 December, 2017

    The Neurological Foundation held its Annual General Meeting at the National Office in Auckland on Thursday 30th November 2017.

    To read the minutes from the AGM please click here.

  • 6 July, 2017

    This year’s Appeal marks an outstanding 26-year association between the Neurological Foundation and MITRE 10, our Annual Appeal campaign sponsor. Without this sponsorship, the Foundation could simply not facilitate the campaign.

    A BIG THANKS to MITRE 10 and their staff around the country!


    Sunday 2 July to Saturday 8 July

  • 24 May, 2017

    Thank you to everyone who attended our free public lecture, Our Human Brain Brank: A rich research resource, on 21st March at the AMRF lecture theatre.

    Please click here for the video

  • 11 April, 2017

    After 23 years of dedicated service Mr Max Ritchie has stepped down from his role as Executive Director of the Neurological Foundation.

    The Foundation was established in 1971 with the mission “to alleviate suffering from diseases and disorders of the brain and nervous system through research and education". The Foundation remains the only dedicated charitable organisation committed to funding neurological research in New Zealand. Since his appointment in 1994, Max has made a major contribution to the continued growth and success of the organisation.

  • 14 March, 2017

    The theme for Auckland Brain Day 2017 is ‘Research on the brain’. Join us to experience lectures, presentations and creative works to enrich your world.

  • 15 December, 2016


    Nearly $1.4 million committed to neurological research across New Zealand