Events & Activities

Research Study on Concussion Awareness in Equestrian Sports

The aim of this research study is to find what people involved in equestrian sports know about concussion. The questionnaire will take about 10 minutes to complete. We would like to invite you to complete a questionnaire, if you:

  • Ride/drive or work around horses?
  • Are over 16 years of age?
  • Live in New Zealand?

As a thank you for your time, everyone who completes the questionnaire will be asked if they would like to be entered into a prize draw to win up $250 of products kindly donated by Hippo Natural Health and EquiBrew.

Please click this link to complete the questionnaire:
This is an AUT lead study in partnership with ACC, Equestrian Sports New Zealand, Harness Racing New Zealand, The New Zealand Pony Club and New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing.


  • Kirikiriroa on the last Tuesday of each month at 10:30am at the Brain Injury Waikato office.
  • Tokoroa Second Thursday of each month at 10:30am at Tolloch House, Gate One, Maraetai Road, Tokoroa.
  • Cambridge on the third Tuesday of each month at 10:30am at Cambridge Community House.
  • Morrinsville on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10:30am at Morrinsville Community House, 43 Canada Street: Currently in recess due to funding restraints

Upcoming Events

  • Education session: Wednesday, 10 October 2018 - Time: 10:30am Speaker: Cass Hendry, Arts Therapist from Arts for Health. Topic: The benefits of Art Therapy. Cass will tell you more about Arts for Health and give you an opportunity to learn and experience an art therapy activity.
  • Education session: Wednesday, 14 November 2018 - Time: 10:30am Speaker: Amy Nicholas, Active & Well Coordinator from Sport Waikato. Topic: Be Active and Well. Amy will talk about the importance of exercise and how to make lifestyle changes that will improve your overall health. Be ready to have some fun.

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Join the Waikato Combined Neurological Choir

Weekly meetings are facilitated by Shona How, Registered Music Therapist – come along to enjoy the benefits of singing.
Meetings every Tuesday.
Time: 10:30am
Where: Dementia Waikato, 25 Rifle Range Road, Dinsdale.
Entrance fee: $3 (if paying this fee is a problem, please talk to Ella)
No singing during the school holidays.

Yoga with James – qualified Yoga Teacher

You are invited to participate in yoga – each Thursday at the office from 11:30am – 12:30pm. Please contact the office if you would like to go on the mailing list to receive the notices. It is important to contact the office as we do cancel a class if James is not available.


We are looking for participants for the MyMemory App. This study intends to examine the effectiveness of the new memory aid MyMemory in improving the memory function for people for have sustained a brain injury. MyMemory is a mobile application and is compatible with Android mobile devices only. It allows people to record and train their memory.

We would like to talk to you, if you:

  • Are over 16 years old, and
  • had a brain injury and memory problems, and
  • own an Android mobile device (smartphone or tablet), and
  • have someone who helps you in your day-to-day life (nice to have, but not required)

You would be required to take part in an experiment that lasts 8 weeks. We will meet you every fortnight for a short interview. Every meeting will take about 60 minutes.

Please contact Dr Annika Hinze, Computer Science Department, School of Psychology, University of Waikato. Email

This study is supervised by Dr Annika Hinze, Dr. Judy Bowen and Dr. Steve Jones, Computer Science Department and Dr Nicola Starkey, School of Psychology, University of Waikato.