About Us

Mission Statement

The Hawkes Bay Multiple Sclerosis Society is committed to the co-ordination of services appropriate to the individual needs of the people with Multiple Sclerosis and other Neurological disorders and their family/whanau


The Hawkes Bay Multiple Sclerosis Society came into being in 1975. People who were diagnosed with MS and their families spent many hours fundraising by many means to purchase MS House which was based in Austin Street. The Society remained at Austin Street until March 2012 when the building was sold.

The Society provides peer support groups, gives information and knowledge about MS to clients and their families and the wider community. Support groups include our Monday group which meets every second Monday, monthly coffee mornings in Napier, Hastings and Central Hawkes Bay.

If you want any information regarding groups run by the Society, email or phone us at the addresses on our “Team Page”

Grants and support received

A huge thank you to the following agencies for their recent grants: Lottery Grants Board Higgins Bequest Trust Sanderson Trust Rehabilitation Welfare Trust North & South Trust Pub Charity Lion Foundation One Foundation   We are incredibly grateful for the support we receive.   A huge thank you to Energise for the hosting of our …

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Mindfulness Workshop

I recently was invited to attend a short talk given by Ms Bhavna Nagar (a Clinical psychologist practicing in Napier) on Mindfulness. What’s this I hear you say… well below are just some of the key comments… • Mindfulness is all about the “art” or “skill” of being able to be in tune with your …

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Radio Kidnappers

RADIO KIDNAPPERS 1431am or 104.7 FM Yes!!! We have a Radio Programme 3rd Friday every month @ 4.05pm Have you got some time to interview someone or have us interview you? The programme is pre-recorded so it can be edited. You can talk about issues that are important to you, play your favourite music, Interview …

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Listen to the recent Radio New Zealand interview which aired Sunday 5 October 2014

Click on the below audio to listen to the interview: oif-20141005-1906-one_in_five_for_5_october_2014-048   Or click on the link to visit Radio New Zealand website:   http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/oneinfive    

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