Media kit

The following material is approved to support coverage of this story. 


Patient stories

View patient stories here on why they can't wait

View and contact medical specialists who work with patients

Media release and open letters

Media release regarding Dr Richard Gearry's letter to the Prime Minister - Download

Dr Richard Gearry's letter to the Prime Minister on 30 September 2020 - Download

Media release for the launch of this petition - Download

Media release sent by the NZ Inflammatory Bowel Disease Nurses Group - Download

Letter sent to the Prime Minister and MPs requesting strong support of our petition - Download

Response from Hon Chris Hipkins - Download

Letter in response to Hon Chris Hipkins  - Download

Media release on Pharmac investigation decision by Minister - Download

Fact sheet

Download our fact sheet on Crohn's and colitis - Download


Report: Reducing the Growing Burden of IBD in New Zealand

Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand commissioned this report to identify and shed light on the scale and personal, social and economic costs of IBD in New Zealand, and to make recommendations on how this burden might be reduced.

You can read a copy of the research report here.

You can find more resources from this research here.