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In Northland, there are a range of organisations providing a Disability Information Advisory Service about a specific disability, or disability in general.

Get more information about these individual organisations and how to contact them in Northland.

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Disability Issues in the Far North

Published July 24th 2014, Posted in Northland Disability Issues in the Far North

At recent meetings people were concerned about lack of choice and or quality in delivery of Respite Care, Community Participation and Daily Vocational Service in the Far North.

We wish to have feedback from people with Disabilities, Parents of Children/adults with Disabilities, Carers and other interested parties on your issues.

Our intention is to gather data to provide us with information about what is currently available and what you the people want in terms of respite services and community participation services in the Far North. With this information we will be able to put a strong case before appropriate Government Ministries.

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Northland EnCompass Heads South

Published July 24th 2014, Posted in National Northland EnCompass Heads South

The following is a media release from NorthAble dated 15 July 2014.  The Northern Advocate newspaper article published 21st July 2014 can be read here: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503450&objectid=11296806

Northland EnCompass Heads South

A Northland Needs Assessment Service Coordination organisation has thought outside the square to deliver services in a different way to benefit their clients – now the programme is being piloted elsewhere in New Zealand.

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Those ‘aha’ moments make the difference

Published July 22nd 2014, Posted in National Those ‘aha’ moments make the difference

“Once one has that mind change, things become incredibly clear…like finally taking your head out of a helmet of fog.”

Those ‘aha’ moments make the difference - read about our CEO’s ‘aha’ moment and the resulting clarity that has propelled him back to his office chair.

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Key findings from the 2013 NZ Disability Survey

Published July 11th 2014, Posted in National

In 2013, Statistics New Zealand carried out their fourth national survey on disability.

Data from this, the most comprehensive source of information on disabled people in New Zealand, is currently being released and the first publication focuses on the prevalence of disability across population subgroups and on disability rates for specific impairment types.

Key findings from the survey show that in Northland 19 percent of our population have physical limitations and 7 percent have learning difficulties – both higher than the national rates of 14 percent and 4 percent, respectively. 

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MS Northland’s June Newsletter

Published July 10th 2014, Posted in Northland MS Northland’s June Newsletter

Read the MS Northland June Newsletter here for loads of information, updates from the office, research roundup and great stories.

There are all sorts of activities available for you to join in and keep yourself moving as well as notices regarding the MS Annual Street Appeal dates and what is available for you to borrow from the MS Library if you prefer to remain indoors in the winter time.

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Islands – Local school assembly performs with NZSL

Published July 08th 2014, Posted in National Islands – Local school assembly performs with NZSL

The students of local school Hurupaki Primary learned the lyrics to the catchy tune Islands in both English and New Zealand Sign Language in celebration of NZSL Week which was 12th to 18th May this year.

The children did an awesome job of their bi-lingual performance at their school assembly, which was recorded and has been uploaded to youtube.

To watch this great performance click here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiI6evAFhDo

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Better on marae for the disabled

Published July 08th 2014, Posted in National Better on marae for the disabled

Read about Jonny’s ongoing cabin fever, envy of people going out to work and how things are better on marae for the disabled.

Our CEO’s regular column “A different light” was in the Saturday edition of The Northern Advocate on 5th July 2014.

Click here to read the full article:

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