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Online store offers convenient access to products nationwide

January 2015
Media release

Online store offers convenient access to products nationwide

Asthma New Zealand has launched a new online store, offering those with respiratory problems an easy way to purchase products from their own homes.

While Asthma New Zealand does not provide or prescribe medication, a wide range of products to assist with the management of asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) symptoms will be available. Among these are spacers and storage bags, MiteGuard bedding, chemical-free cleaning products and health supplements.

“The great thing about the online store is that it’s so accessible,” says Asthma New Zealand Executive Director Linda Thompson. “It’s hugely convenient, and the site is very easy to use.”

With shipping nationwide, the store will be particularly beneficial for rural families, who may not have access to a regional office or pharmacy, and may have to travel a long way to get products. Making products affordable and easily accessible provides another step toward improving the health of families and communities nationwide.

Asthma and similar respiratory diseases affect approximately 600,000 New Zealanders, over 20% of our population. Asthma is the leading cause of people visiting their GP and one of the most common reasons people are admitted to hospital. It is the leading cause for children’s hospital admissions.

Asthma New Zealand provides free advice, information, home visits and products to those affected by asthma and their families. Working alongside GPs, they also provide education on asthma and other respiratory conditions, and support local communities toward better health outcomes.

The Asthma New Zealand store is open now, with products available to meet respiratory needs over the holiday season. Visit, and for information and advice, head to

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