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
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
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
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
'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
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.
'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
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
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
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