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Ka rere te tui tai noaki te whakata ka hoki ano ki te kainga.
A tui will fly so far until is rests, and then it will return home.
Today, on World Head and Neck Cancer Day, we stand together as a resilient and united community, acknowledging the challenges each of you face with unwavering courage. This day is not only a reminder of the hardships you endure but also a celebration of the strength and promise that lies within each one of you.
Living with head and neck cancer presents
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AGM 2023 -


Kia ora,

all the information you require for our upcoming AGM can be found here. 

You can download a copy of the Annual Report here. 2023 Annual Report (1).pdf


The Head and Neck Cancer Support Network Incorporated will be held on at 3pm 26 May 2023, by Facebook Room. You can join the meeting through this link


  1. To vote at the meeting you will need to be a member. There must be a minimum of 15 members. You can register as a member of the Head and Nec
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Response from Te Aho o Te Kahu

This letter is a response to our concerns over some patients who have left hospital having access to dehumidifiers. The dehumidifiers are needed to help with breathing and keeping breathing passages clear. The key part of the letter is below. Te Whatu Ora to work with PHARMAC. I am hopeful we can address the issue for Auckland, but I remain concerned about other areas of Aotearoa New Zealand. 

2023-03 - Response to HNC_signed.pdf



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2023 Women's Health Strategy

Women, including partners of women, Te Aho O Te Kahu, the Cancer Agency, is doing some work to inform a strategy on women's health in Aotearoa New Zealand.

I will make a submission on our behalf. I need you to help me craft it.

Here is the key information and the key questions. I have created a quick survey (7 mins) to gather your thoughts. Here is the link https://forms.gle/Cvbsopa97ozheoxF6

I thought you might like the prior information before you answer the surveyl. I would suggest you take you
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Kia ora, welcome to the Head and Neck Cancer Support Network. We connect, support and advocate for people affected by Head and Neck Cancer in New Zealand.

Every year on 27 July the international head and neck community of clincians, nurses, physiotherapits, speech language therapists, dieticians, and many others acknowledge head and neck cancer. 

Dr John Chaplin talks about head and neck cancer here. AUDIO

Head and Neck Cancer Support Network Chair, Diana Ayling, talks about Head and Ne

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Head and Neck Cancer Draws on the Power of Creativity

Head and Neck Cancer Support Network is a small organisation with a big impact on connecting, supporting and advocating for those affected by head and neck cancer. http://headandneck.org.nz/

What we do using the power of creativity in all its forms, really does make a huge difference to the lives of the people we work with. For example we have created a Patient Planner to support those affected by head and neck cancer during and post treatmen

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Fundraising for Head and Neck Cancer

9293284900?profile=RESIZE_400xKia ora tatou,

the Head and Neck Cancer Support Network is a small organisation taking on some big challenges. We work with great passion to connect, support and advocate for those affected by head and neck cancer in New Zealand. We are asking for you to help us to improve health outcomes and ensure the voices of people living with head and neck cancer are heard in the places that count. 

Your donation will support our efforts to:

- connect people,

- support those affected by head and neck cance

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The petition was launched in the later part of 2019 by Diana Ayling. The petition acheived over 640 signatures, and was presented to David Seymore, Member of Parliament for Epsom in November 2019. The petition was tabled in Parliament on the same day. The petition was referred to the Health Select Committee. The Committee are seeking a written submission before speaking with Diana Ayling at Parliament.

The Committee is meeting 12 February 2020 and will review the Network's written submission. Th

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