CCI Support Whakatane Information Day – Saturday 17th March

Complex Chronic Illness Support is holding an Information Day in Whakatane on Saturday 17th March from 10am to 12.30pm at the Lyceum Club, on the corner of Domain and McGarvey Roads. The purpose of this event is to promote and inform the Eastern Bay of Plenty community of the support and services we offer, and to present an introduction to ME/CFS and fibromyalgia.

We are very fortunate to have NZ’s leading GP specialist on ME/CFS, Dr Ros Vallings MNZM, as our guest speaker, and Dr Sarah Dalziel from Te Ngae Medical Centre, Rotorua, attending. Our own field officers will also be giving a presentation on our ground-breaking Towards Wellness programme.

We invite interested members of the public, doctors, healthcare professionals, alternative health practitioners, and especially those living with ME/CFS and fibromyalgia, to this information day.

Light refreshments will be available.

For further information please contact Elizabeth on 021 838 217

Professor Warren Tate’s Update on His Research into ME/CFS – 11th November 2017

Professor Warren Tate spoke at the ANZMES Annual General Meeting, which was held on 11th of November 2017. Professor Tate updated everyone on his current research that he is undertaking into ME/CFS which show some very promising results linking his research very closely with other research that is being carried out overseas. Professor Tate is recognized internationally for his work into ME/CFS and was a guest speaker at the 12th Invest in ME Research International ME Conference in London earlier this year.


Life Membership Awarded to Heather Wilson Past President of ANZMES

During ANZMES recent AGM on the 11th of November Heather Wilson (new Vice President) was awarded with a Life Membership for her outstanding service to ANZMES. Dr Ros Vallings thanked Heather for all of the time and effort she had contributed to ANZMES over her 16 year period with the organisation, with special recognition given to her accomplishments in her role as President over the last 10 years.  Ros outlined Heather’s many accomplishments including organising lecture tours for visiting international doctors and specialists, creating information sheets about ME/CFS, lobbying the government, organising a conference in the southern hemisphere for doctors and specialists, her contributions to the Meeting Place Magazine and also helping in the distribution of resources to doctors throughout NZ. Ros said that Heather has provided a fantastic face for ANZMES.  Dr Vallings then went on to present Heather with a Life Membership Award which features a Royal Albatross, the symbol for ANZMES.


Dr Ros Vallings Speaking Engagement Rotorua

Dr Ros Vallings will be speaking in Rotorua 

Date:               3rd November
Venue:            Bainbridge centre
Time:               2.30 pm
Topic:              Update on research

All welcome.


Interview with Jennifer Brea – From the Film ‘Unrest’

Jennifer Brea was interviewed by Kim Hill on National Radio’s Good Morning Show on the 12th of August.  If you missed out you can listen to the interview. See link below

Jennifer Brea Interview – National Radio.


Film “Unrest” about a women with ME/CFS in The New Zealand Film Festival.

Suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome but told by her doctor it was all in her head, journalist and academic Jennifer Brea started filming from her bed, contacting other sufferers via Skype, to explore the little understood condition.

For More information about the content of the film and BOOKINGS,
See here:  New Zealand Film Festival

Here are the venues and times so far for viewing.  I will be adding more as they come available.

Academy Cinemas
44 Lorne Street, Auckland, New Zealand 1010

Thursday, 27 July at 6:15 pm.
Saturday, 29 July at 11:45 am.

Lighthouse Theater
Beach Street, Petone, New Zealand 5012

Saturday, July 29 at 4:15 pm.

Paramount Theater
25 Courtenay Pl, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Wednesday, August 2 at 2 pm.
Wednesday, August 9 at 6:30 pm.
Saturday, August 12 at 11:45 am.

Lido Cinema Centre Place Hamilton. 
Saturday August 26th at 12.00
Monday September 4th at 11.30

NELSON – Suter Theatre
 Art Museum, 208 Bridge St. 

Saturday, August 19 at 12.00 pm

DUNEDIN – Rialto Cinemas
11 Moray Pl, Dunedin, 9016

Friday, August 11 at 12 pm.
Sunday, August 13 at  3.45
Saturday, August 26 at 11.45

CHRISTCHURCH – Hoyts Northlands

Saturday 12 August 11.45am
Sunday 20th August 1.45