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ACC figures reveal almost 400 people have suffered head injuries that were caused while using e-scooters. Photo / Stephen Jaquiery


ACC figures reveal almost 400 people have suffered head injuries that were caused while using e-scooters. Photo / Stephen Jaquiery

Head injury experts call for tougher rules on e-scooters following release of shocking figures

Head injury experts are calling for tougher regulations on e-scooters after figures reveal that almost 400 people have reported head injuries in just seven months.

Read full story - NZ Herald 4 June 2019
Reporter: Meghan Lawrence


The 18-year-old is suffering with the effects of a brain injury after a banged head last year. Photo credit: Left: YouTube/Screenshot; Right: Facebook/Lottie Butler.

The 18-year-old is suffering with the effects of a brain injury after a banged head last year. Photo credit: Left: YouTube/Screenshot; Right: Facebook/Lottie Butler.

UK student calls for greater fatigue awareness after a night out left her with a brain injury.

An English teenager has spoken out about how a knock to the head during a sober night out left her with a severe brain injury.
Lottie Butler, an 18-year-old from Nottinghamshire, claims her life has turned upside down following the accident last year. 

Read full story - Newshub website 3 June 2019
Reporter: Lana Andelane


CREDITS: STUFF

CREDITS: STUFF

Levin teen's first aid knowledge helps save friend

Ryley Halliday, 13, suffered a traumatic brain injury after falling off his BMX at Levin Skate park. When the accident happened, his friend Fletcher Budd, 14, called on his first aid training and may have saved Halliday's life.

Read full story - Stuff website 3 June 2019
Reporter: Alex Loo - Manawatu Standard


LR Denise Primrose, Harcourts' Jan Mackie, who sold the house and Kaine Wilson, managing director Harcourts Hawke's Bay, with the house as it was prepped for removal. Photo / Warren Buckland

LR Denise Primrose, Harcourts' Jan Mackie, who sold the house and Kaine Wilson, managing director Harcourts Hawke's Bay, with the house as it was prepped for removal.
Photo / Warren Buckland

Hastings private hospital removed so it can expand

A house in Hastings is being uplifted and relocated, to make way for the expansion of Royston Hospital.

Royston Hospital decided to sell, rather than demolish the house. The $25,000 raised will be split between two charities, Cranford Hospice and Hawke's Bay Brain Injury Association.

Read full story - Hawkes Bay Today 24 October 2018
Reporter: Laura Wiltshire


 
Credits: Newshub Nation

Credits: Newshub Nation

'Worse than hell' - life behind bars with a traumatic brain injury

Experts are calling for improved screening of prison populations, with a major study showing the disturbing number of traumatic brain injuries suffered by inmates.

The 2017 study of over a thousand inmates found two thirds of them had suffered at least one traumatic brain injury.

Watch Full Story - Newshub 5 May 2018
Reporters: Mike Wesley-Smith and Finn Hogan

 

 
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WELCOME TO OUR NEW PATRON

We are delighted to announce that Israel Dagg is our new Patron!!

Being a local guy who sees the risk of Brain Injury in his career Israel was keen to get involved. He recently contributed in our #Blackout for Brain Injury and campaign and helped us raise awareness throughout New Zealand and beyond.

We can’t wait to team up with him on other projects and want to say a BIG welcome to Israel and his family to the Brain Injury Association HB team.

 

 
Image of Brain Injury Hawke's Bay chairman Brett Morris with newfoundland Kiana. Photo / Duncan Brown

Image of Brain Injury Hawke's Bay chairman Brett Morris with newfoundland Kiana.
Photo / Duncan Brown

'Blackout for Brain Injury' campaign set to break down stigma

New campaign Blackout for Brain Injury is set to mark this year's national awareness week and raise the profile of the often-invisible injury.

Brain Injury New Zealand president and Hawke's Bay Brain Injury Association chairman Brett Morris said the national campaign was purposed to better inform the community about brain injuries and the challenges that come with them.

Full Story - Hawke's Bay Today 2 March 2018
Article by Anneke Smith

 

 
Billy Slater of the Storm receives attention after a tackle by Iosia Soliola of the Raiders. PHOTO / GETTY IMAGES

Billy Slater of the Storm receives attention after a tackle by Iosia Soliola of the Raiders.
PHOTO / GETTY IMAGES

Concussion and head injuries' long term effects still unknown, says Auckland professor

The link between head injuries of deceased NFL players and neurodegenerative disease is one we should treat carefully, says a New Zealand psychologist.

Full Story - Stuff 27 July 2017
Article Olivia Caldwell


 
Christchurch policewoman Kim Munro took part in the #Nakedchallenge recently. It aims to raise awareness of brain injuries. Its slogan is ''I'd rather go naked than not wear a helmet''. PHOTO / Nikki Subritzki

Christchurch policewoman Kim Munro took part in the #Nakedchallenge recently. It aims to raise awareness of brain injuries. Its slogan is ''I'd rather go naked than not wear a helmet''.
PHOTO / Nikki Subritzki

The hidden epidemic of brain injury

Every day, 90 New Zealanders sustain a brain injury. Those most at risk are not our rugby players or boxers – they're our toddlers and elderly.

Full Story - Stuff 3 September 2016
Article by Vicki Anderson


 
Photo / Inpho/Donall Farmer

Photo / Inpho/Donall Farmer

Sporting chance against brain injury

Our skulls may be hard, but what’s inside is up to 20 times softer than jelly, which is why researchers are working to better understand brain trauma and how it can be avoided.

What happens when two heads collide on a hurling, rugby, soccer or other sports pitch? The human skull is particularly resistant to shocks and hard to fracture, but how tough are its contents?

Full Story - The Irish Times 28 August 2014
Article by Michel Destrade