23 January 2020
We are incredibly proud of our CF community members Camilla and Julian (www.rip.kiwi) for their epic tandem ride from Dunedin to Parliament, demanding for a PHARMAC funding boost.
During their ride up the country, Julian and Camilla spread the word about the lack of medicine funding in NZ and managed to add around 600 signatures to the petition for a reform of PHARMAC and to double their budget.
CFNZ would like to express our sincere thanks and admiration to you both for putting yourself out there and for making such a statement to politicians and the NZ public on this important issue. You both spoke so passionately and openly, and one could not help but sit up and take notice.
As part of our commitment to advocacy, CFNZ contracted Lorelei Mason to work with us together with Patient Voice Aotearoa. We were delighted to see 30+ media engagements for Julian and Camilla’s ride.
The petition numbers are increasing but the closing date is fast approaching. If you haven’t signed the petition, you can do so here.
Newshub TV3 News 6pm Jan 22nd
TVNZ Online and 6pm Jan 22nd
RNZ National - Checkpoint with Lisa Owen Jan 22nd
Stuff Jan 22nd
The NZ Herald Jan 22nd
ODT Jan 22nd
Newshub Radio (snippets from an interview used in hourly radio news bulletins) Jan 22nd
Voxy Jan 20th
Scoop Jan 20th
ODT Jan 23rd
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MSN Jan 2nd
Otago Daily Times Jan 3rd
Newstalk ZB News Jan 3rd
Newshub Online and Radio News Jan 3rd
Voxy Jan 3rd
1News 6pm Jan 4th
Stuff - The Press Jan 5th
Gore Ensign (go to page 3) Jan 8th
The Cromwell Bulletin Jan 9th
Timaru Herald Jan 10th
Timaru Herald Jan 14th
Ashburton Guardian (the online Guardian is behind a subscription paywall) Jan 15th
North Canterbury News
TVNZ Jan 16th
RNZ Jan 16th
Wanaka Sun Jan 16th
Compass Radio Jan 16th
Marlborough Express/Stuff Jan 17th
Dunedin Radio – Owen Rooney Show Jan 20th
Ashburton Courier (via the ODT online) Jan 20th