Events & Activities

All meetings and events will resume in July 2020


  • Kirikiriroa on the last Wednesday 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.
  • Matamata on the 2nd Monday of each month at 10:00am at Pohlen Hospital 56 Rawhiti Avenue, Matamata.
  • 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

  • Camp Unity - Camp Unity is a Charitable Trust which aims to improve the well-being of children by ‘being a safe haven for children affected by brain injury’. Programmes for children are developed to help them build self-esteem, confidence and coping skills to deal with daily struggles. Register today (link to the form) STRONGER TOGETHER-Camp Unity 2020-Registration form
  • Education Session – Communication and Relationships (Gil Newburn) - Communication and Relationships (Gil Newburn) Communication and Relationships (Gil Newburn) 15 October 2020 Gil Newburn is always popular and his knowledge is unique in the brain injury field in New Zealand. Brain Injury impacts our the ability to communicate and interact with others regardless whether it is family, partner/spouse/, socially with friends, or the bank […]
  • Education Session – The Keto Diet (William Morris) - The Keto Diet (William Morris) The Keto Diet (William Morris) 20th October 2020 William is known to a few of you, and is passionate about how the Keto diet has changed his daily life. Come along to listen, ask questions  and or share. RSVP please.  Donations are much appreciated from those who can. Thank you.

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AGM Notification

Wednesday 14 October


8 Keddell Street, Frankton

AGM Agenda 14 October 2020

2019 AGM Minutes

2020 Accounts signed (1)

Join the Waikato Combined Neurological Choir

Weekly meetings every Tuesday morning – come along and enjoy the benefits of singing.
Time: 10:30am
Where: Dementia Waikato office, 8 Keddell Street, Frankton, Hamilton
Entrance fee: $3 (if paying this fee is a problem, please talk to Robin)
No singing during the school holidays.

Yoga with James – qualified Yoga Teacher

You are invited to participate in gentle yoga on a Thursday afternoon at the office. Our class is from 1-2pm. Please contact the office if you would like to go on the mailing list to receive the notices. It is important that you are on the mailing list, as we cancel classes if James is not available.

Contact the office here

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.


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.