How we work

The Wishbone Orthopaedic Research Foundation of New Zealand is a registered charitable trust (CC21316), previously established under the name Wishbone Trust in 2008.

The Foundation's main purpose is to help promote and improve orthopaedic services available to the people of New Zealand.  It is governed by a Board of Trustees, with the administrative support from the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association.

The Foundation is also responsible for overseeing the Orthopaedic Research Committee, and making final research grant funding decisions based on recommendations from the Committee.

Funding to support the Foundation's charitable activities comes from many sources including individual donations, fundraising events, business contributions, investments and bequests.  You can support the Foundation and help improve the lives of New Zealanders, young and old, by contacting us - E: donate2Wishbone@nzoa.org.nz or P: +64-4-913 9891

Wishbone Foundation Board of Trustees

Sir Bryan Williams - Foundation Chair
Haemish Crawford
Antony Field - Treasurer / NZOA Treasurer
Richard Keddell
Michael Pender
Helen Tobin
Perry Turner - Secretary / NZOA Secretary

Our history

The former New Zealand Wishbone Trust was set up in 1993 and run by a board which met annually.  It merged with the NZOA Research Foundation in August 2018 to form the Wishbone Orthopaedic Research Foundation of New Zealand.