Nelson Asthma Society

The Nelson Asthma Society is a registered charitable organisation.

Our Mission Statement is to assist people with asthma, and related respiratory conditions through improved self-management, education and support.

Asthma is a common lung condition that affects the breathing tubes (airways) that carry air in and out of your lungs. Asthma causes wheeze and cough, and can make it difficult to breathe. New Zealand has one of the highest rates of asthma in the world, affecting up to 1 in 7 children and 1 in 8 adults.  We can’t guard ourselves against getting asthma, but we can control how much it affects our life.

Work with your doctor, nurse and pharmacist and keep active.

The word “asthma” comes from the Greek word for “panting attack”.

Better Breather Classes are on now!

If you would like to be added onto our email database, please email us at

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Recent News

  • Sing Your Lungs Out
    3 Mar

    Sing Your Lungs Out

    Sing Your Lungs Out is on Wednesdays at 10.00am, held at the Club Waimea Hall, in Richmond. Led by an experien...
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  • Dust Mite Covers Available for Purchase
    28 Feb

    Dust Mite Covers Available for Purchase

    The Nelson Asthma Society now sell hand-held Fans and Dust Mite Covers to help those with asthma and breathing...
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  • Quiz Night Fundraiser!
    6 Sep

    Quiz Night Fundraiser!

    The Brightwater Sprig and Fern, is generously hosting a Quiz Night, raising money for the Nelson Asthma Societ...
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  • 2022 Autumn Newsletter
    6 Apr

    2022 Autumn Newsletter

    Please check out our latest newsletter! 2022 Autumn Newsletter Our previous Newsletter: 2021 Spring Newsletter
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  • Age Connect Champion
    6 Dec

    Age Connect Champion

    The Nelson Asthma Society is a 2021 AgeConnect Champion finalist for the Community Connections Champion. Award...
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  • New Winter Newsletter Out Now!
    15 Jul

    New Winter Newsletter Out Now!

    Please check out our latest newsletter! Winter Newsletter 2021
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