Welcome to Aphasia New Zealand (AphasiaNZ) Charitable Trust

Aphasia New Zealand (AphasiaNZ) Charitable Trust is a national organisation and registered charity, providing support services, resources, education, and information for anyone in New Zealand living with or affected by aphasia.

Our aim is to assist people with aphasia, their families and friends, extended whānau, and the wider community to communicate effectively and reduce the barriers faced by people with aphasia.

We assist people who have acquired aphasia:

  • After a stroke
  • Due to a brain tumour
  • Because of a brain injury
  • Due to brain disease e.g. PPA (Primary Progressive Aphasia)

We offer a range of support services, aphasia and communication resources, useful information, and education tools which can be tailored to your needs.

Our CAA (Community Aphasia Advisor) expert aphasia field officer service is available across New Zealand’s main centres.

Our office is based in the beautiful city of Tauranga Moana, in the Bay of Plenty.

Friends of AphasiaNZ status is open to individuals, families, not-for-profit groups and businesses so please contact us as we welcome your interest and support.

When you become a Friend you will receive a copy of the latest version of the NZ Stroke and Aphasia Handbook, the only resource of its kind.



n. Partial or total loss of the ability to articulate ideas or comprehend spoken or written language, resulting from damage to the brain caused by injury or disease.

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Donations help to fund our services, programmes and resources for people with aphasia. AphasiaNZ receives no government funding.

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Planned giving

The most common type of planned gift is a charitable bequest in a person’s Will. Bequests can take a variety of forms.

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