News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search


Brain Injury Awareness Week 11- 17 June 2006

Brain Injury Awareness Week 11- 17 June 2006

90 New Zealanders Receive A Brain Injury Every Day

Brain Injury Awareness Week this year will be held from Monday 11 until Sunday 17 June throughout New Zealand.

The Brain Injury Association of New Zealand wants everyone to be aware of the staggering prevalence of this "invisible epidemic" which disrupts the lives of tens of thousands of New Zealanders and their families every year.

Please diarise these dates and consider some coverage of brain injury. You will find there is a wealth of story opportunities. To assist:

- the BIANZ will send you a news release and other information material.
- a prominent sportsperson will speak out for the first time about his frightening experience with brain injury and urge others to seek treatment rather than ignoring such injuries
- your regional Brain Injury Association can supply information about local Awareness Week events
- regional associations will also be able to suggest local story leads and offer interviewees for personalised stories about local people and families.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi.

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>


New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>


CDF Tim Keating: NZ Somme Centenary

"Our generals also knew what to expect, and they built that knowledge into their planning. Each of the four set-piece attacks was fought with a single brigade, with the expectation that the brigade would be used up. A fresh brigade would then be brought up to conduct the next set-piece..." More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news