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Allergies affect 30-40% of the population in New Zealand. The most common are caused by airborne allergens such as pollen and house dust mites. However food allergy has become a common condition in childhood, affecting one in ten (10%) children under age 5 years.
Allergy symptoms can range from mild to severe and life-threatening (known as anaphylaxis).
Allergies and related conditions such as eczema can have a major impact on health and quality of life for the individual as well as their families. Diagnosis is not always straightforward, and management can be time consuming and costly.
Allergy New Zealand is a national charity that was established to help people living with allergies, including children and their families, with reliable information, education and support. We work with allergy specialists and researchers in New Zealand and internationally so we can provide up-to-date, evidence-based information and education. Our national network of volunteers can help with support at local levels and through social media.
Membership and subscription to our online magazine, Allergy Today, is free. We also have a wide range of resources available through our website including FAQs, guidelines for schools and early childhood services, and links to free on-line training. Dust-mite covers and other resources are also available through the shop-online.
How do I access this service?
|Mon – Fri||9:30 AM – 4:30 PM|
There is usually someone in the office from 9.30 to 4.30 Monday to Friday and we will return messages left on our answerphone as soon as possible. It is recommended phoning ahead if you wish to come to the office, to make sure someone is available.
Please note that most information is available on the website or can be given over the phone so you may not need to come into the office.
Family / whanau
- Parenting education
Information and advice for parents concerned their child may have or has been diagnosed with allergies including food allergy. Information also on eczema.
Information and advice for individuals and families,…More
Mother and child
- Breast feeding
Information and advice for parents concerned their baby or child may have or has been diagnosed with allergies including food allergy. Information also on eczema.
Information and advice for individuals…More
Information and advice for individuals and families, on the care and management of allergies and eczema.
Information and support for young people diagnosed with allergies including food allergy, and/or eczema.
Information and advice for individuals and families, and the school sector on the care and support…More
Screening and prevention
Information about immunisations for those with allergy to egg.
Allergy New Zealand works with a range of health bodies and regulatory authorities to ensure people living with allergies have access to the services they need. This includes:
- raising awareness…
Membership, information and support, including on our website, through social media and by phone, as well as our online managzine Allergy Today, are freely available. Additional resources are available through our shop online, with discounts for those who subscribe as members.
Bay of Plenty, Canterbury, Central Auckland, Central Lakes, East Auckland, Hawkes Bay, Hutt, Lakes, MidCentral, Nelson Marlborough, North Auckland, Northland, Dunedin - South Otago, South Auckland, South Canterbury, Southland, Tairawhiti, Taranaki, Waikato, Wairarapa, Waitaki, Wellington, West Auckland, West Coast, Whanganui
581 Mount Eden Road
581 Mount Eden Road
Allergy New Zealand
PO Box 56117
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This page was last updated at 2:11PM on October 14, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Allergy New Zealand.