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Meet the Standing Candidates 2014

Published August 15th 2014, Posted in Northland Meet the Standing Candidates 2014

Before each General Election Tiaho Trust arranges a ‘Meet the Standing Candidates’ forum in Northland. 

This year there will be two forums held; the first will be on Wednesday September 3rd in the Ratu Room, Manaia PHO and the second on Thursday September 4th at the Te Ahu Centre in Kaitaia.

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20Percent Forum - Whangarei

Published August 29th 2014, Posted in National 20Percent Forum - Whangarei

The schedule is out for the forum being held on Wednesday 3rd September, 2014.

Doors open at 2.30pm, all welcome.  Come along and see who you would like to vote for.

Read the questions and see which candidates will be there to talk about what they are going to do to improve the lives of disabled people in Northland:

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MND Assn Ice Bucket Challenge

Published August 29th 2014, Posted in National MND Assn Ice Bucket Challenge

The MND Association of New Zealand have put out a media release about the funds raised to help those in New Zealand who have Motor Neurone Disease.

“The global social media phenomenon, the Ice Bucket Challenge, has bought in much needed funds for kiwis living with MND and raised unprecedented awareness of the fatal disease says Beth Watson, President of the Motor Neurone Disease Association of New Zealand…”

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Parkinson’s August edition of North’n Park’n

Published August 28th 2014, Posted in Northland Parkinson’s August edition of North’n Park’n

Parkinson’s Northland’s August newsletter is out now with up to the minute information relating to support and exercise groups for members, caregivers, families and friends of the society.

This newsletter contains the latest information about what is available to those who live with the effects of Parkinson’s in Northland as well as the latest news.

Also released this month is a fact sheet relating to ‘Parkinson’s and Falls Management’ which you can read here: 

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AttitudeLive - 31st August 2014

Published August 28th 2014, Posted in National AttitudeLive - 31st August 2014

This week on AttitudeLive you will be introduced to Lilly Lomas, an outgoing six year old girl who, last year, became this country’s youngest double leg amputee.

Lilly shares her dreams and aspirations for the future and you will see what she will need to overcome to achieve this.

Also this week Robbie Francis’ blog covers welfare, an important issue for voters in the disability community. 

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Deaf Aotearoa Northland News 22 August 2014

Published August 25th 2014, Posted in Northland Deaf Aotearoa Northland News 22 August 2014

Here is Deaf Aotearoa Northlands News 22 August 2014.

Read about a drive in movie night coming up this Thursday, 28th August at Tutukaka, notice of Whangarei office closures coming up and the local forums where you can meet the standing candidates for this year’s General Election in Whangarei and Kaitaia.

Continue reading: Deaf Aotearoa Northland News 22 August 2014…


Individualised Funding – One Day Workshop

Published August 22nd 2014, Posted in National Individualised Funding – One Day Workshop

Imagine Better are holding ‘Getting The Most Out Of Your Individualised Funding’ – One Day Workshops around the country during the months of September and October 2014.

The workshop in Whangarei will be held on Friday 26th September at St John Northern Region, 43 Western Hills Drive, Whangarei from 9.30am until 2.30pm.

This is a one day workshop for disabled people and their families/wnanau who are currently receiving Individualised or Enhanced Individualised Funding, or those who are planning on doing so, and would like to ensure that they are using this resource to its fullest.

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