Stroke Foundation of New Zealand

A stroke is a brain attack – a sudden interruption of blood flow to part of the brain causing it to stop working and eventually damaging brain cells. The effects can be devastating and may last a lifetime. A stroke is also known as a cerebrovascular accident (CVA).

The Stroke Foundation is the only organisation in New Zealand dedicated to reducing the incidence of stroke, improving treatment outcomes, and supporting those affected by stroke. The Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that supports a team of Community Stroke Advisors and dozens of stroke clubs throughout New Zealand. The Stroke Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors. It has a National Office based in Wellington and three regional offices in Auckland (Northern Region), Tauranga (Midland Region) and Christchurch (Southern Region). Our mission is to: save lives, improve outcomes, enhance life after stroke.




Level 1, Thorndon Rise Building, 95-99 Molesworth Street, Wellington


PO Box 12482, Wellington


0800 STROKE (0800 78 76 53)


04 472 8099