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Continence NZ National Conference 2023

We are proud to have hosted the Continence NZ National Conference Thursday 14–Friday 15 September 2023 in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. We had over 100 people in attendance from a range of professional backgrounds. The conference was created and designed for all those working in continence... more>>

Continence NZ statement on surgical mesh

Continence NZ is aware of safety concerns regarding the use of surgical mesh and we are aware that the Ministry of Health has supported a time-limited pause on the use of surgical mesh for stress urinary incontinence. It is not within our organisation's remit to determine the safety of... more>>

Dr Anna Lawrence on The Checkup

Continence NZ President Dr Anna Lawrence appeared on an episode of TVNZ's The Checkup, giving host Dr Shawn Gielen-Relph a demonstration of how the bladder works. She discusses why some people feel the need to go to the toilet more often than others and offers some tips to help your bladder... more>>

Continence NZ urges Kiwis to have a wee chat

Incontinence isn’t the usual topic of conversation, but this week Continence NZ is encouraging Kiwis to get together and have a ‘wee chat’. Read the Sun Live article here... more>>

Our Continence Educator hits the airwaves

Our wonderful Continence Educator Janet Thackray talks all things continence on Radio 531pi's Pacific Breakfast with Brian Sagala. Have a listen here - and pick up some helpful tips!... more>>

Make some continence resolutions in the New Year

It’s time for New Year’s resolutions! While holidays, a new job or spending more time with your family may be at the top of your list for 2018, why not set some continence goals too? As a nation we don’t talk about it enough, but bladder and/or bowel control problems affect more... more>>

Wearable bladder sensor an award winner

Wearable bladder sensor an award winner A spinal injury has inspired an enterprising Kiwi to create a wearable bladder sensor for people who have difficulties telling if they need to go to the bathroom. Five years ago Mike Brown broke his back, leaving him with severe spinal injuries and bladder... more>>

Do you want to share your story?

Do you want to share your story? We are always looking for people who are comfortable to share their story with us and possibly the media too. If you are interested please email toni@continence.org.nz... more>>

Report on Good Practice of Continence Services in New Zealand

Continence NZ contracted Sapere Research Group (Sapere) to undertake an independent analysis of the current state of continence services in District Health Boards (DHBs) in New Zealand. The purpose is to profile what is currently happening for service delivery against known good practice and then... more>>