About Endometriosis New Zealand

Endometriosis New Zealand is New Zealand’s national endometriosis organisation.

We represent the tens of thousands of girls, women, and those assigned female at birth, who live with endometriosis in New Zealand and we work with those who treat the condition and researchers to find solutions. We provide unique and professional services and programs to reach individuals, communities, workplaces, and all stakeholders involved in improving health outcomes for those with endometriosis and persistent pelvic pain.

Endometriosis New Zealand


In 1985, along with Margaret McKenzie and the late Joan Moultrie, Deborah Bush founded a regional endometriosis support group.

Their vision was to support people suffering with endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain. In 1994 Deborah developed the group further into a Registered Charitable Trust, known as the New Zealand Endometriosis Foundation Incorporated (NZEF), operating now as Endometriosis New Zealand (ENZ).

For over 35 years Deborah Bush led Endometriosis New Zealand to be at the forefront of internationally recognised services and programmes. The organisation has had a global influence in the field and has significantly influenced early recognition of endometriosis symptoms and timely intervention in New Zealand.

Tens of thousands of people, throughout New Zealand and abroad have contacted ENZ over the years – many desperate for information and support. The passion and drive to change the course of history of endometriosis, has relied on the unique skills and talents from within the organisation setting global standards of excellence in developing and delivering initiatives, providing services, and fostering research. ENZ has been a major player in contributing to facilitate the wellness of endometriosis sufferers everywhere.

Endometriosis New Zealand is at the forefront of internationally recognised services and programmes. 

Recipients of:  

  • Commonwealth Award for Excellence in Women’s Health
  • Paul Newman Award  (Winner)
  • Champion Canterbury Business Awards 2012 (Finalist)


Job Opportunities



We have an exciting opportunity for a Community Engagement Advisor to join the team at Endometriosis New Zealand.

Do you enjoy:

– Variety and flexibility in your role?

– Being part of a small supportive and collaborative team?

– Improving health outcomes?

Click below to read more about this role and apply:



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We are looking for a Research Project Coordinator to join the team at ENZ to provide project management in the launch of our research fund.

The Research Project Coordinator will be responsible for implementing the ENZ research project in 2023. This new role will be responsible for the development of ENZ research project plan including objectives, activities, timeline, stakeholders, monitoring and evaluation. The role will also provide research-based evidence to inform our funding priorities, policies and procedures.

Read more and apply here

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We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Administrator to help us with of our 2023 Endometriosis Awareness Month.

The Awareness Month Administrator will be responsible for the administration of our awareness month events, online auction, and fundraising activities. This will be a fast-paced and varied role, based in our National Office in Christchurch.

To apply for the role, please email your CV and cover letter to info@nzendo.org.nz

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