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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.

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No accessible facilities for disabled people!

Published March 28th 2014, Posted in National

Recently, the Hon. Maurice Williamson introduced the Building Act Amendment Bill giving the right for local territorial authorities to give exemption for a public building NOT to provide accessible facilities for disabled people.

The Building Code is now 22 years old.  It needs to be updated to help improve access for people with disabilities, for older people, those with temporary impairments, mothers with prams – ALL people.

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New patron for the Northland Bronchiectasis Support Group

Published March 28th 2014, Posted in National New patron for the Northland Bronchiectasis Support Group

Recently we brought you the story of Esther Jordan- Muriwai, Founder of Northland Bronchiectasis Support Group, and how she has been recognised for her courage in the Asthma Foundation Achievers’ Awards.

http://tiaho.org.nz/news/entry/awards_recognise_achievers_struggles

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Drawcard involving all of downtown best

Published March 28th 2014, Posted in National Drawcard involving all of downtown best

Drawcard involving all of downtown best.

Sam Hunt - New Zealand’s fantastically uncelebrated fantastic poet - once said about travel: “A to B, A to B, I hate people who go on about A to B because B is always the ultimate anti-climax, it’s the travelling to B which is important”.

I agree: it is the journey that is often the hidden delight within travel, not the destination.

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Are you getting enough sleep? – A second seminar

Published March 27th 2014, Posted in Northland Are you getting enough sleep? – A second seminar

Are you getting enough sleep?  Do you know the science behind sleep patterns, what physiological cycles and changes your body proceeds through to enable you to have good sleep?

Do you know how you can improve your ability to get to sleep, stay asleep and benefit from good sleep?

Following overwhelming response to the first sleep seminar held on Thursday 20th March, a second Sleep Seminar is to be held on Thursday 1st May.

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NorthAble’s Information Update 26 March 2014

Published March 27th 2014, Posted in Northland NorthAble’s Information Update 26 March 2014

Here is NorthAble’s Information Update for 26 March 2014.

To get yourself up to speed with what is happening and things that are coming up follow the link here:

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Awards recognise achievers’ struggles

Published March 25th 2014, Posted in National

The challenges of living with asthma and other respiratory conditions has been acknowledged in the Asthma Foundation Achievers’ Awards.

Two Northlanders were honoured – Esther Jordan Muriwai, from Whangarei, and Carol Cooper-Taylor, from Dargaville at an event hosted by the Governor General Sir Jerry Mateparae at Government House.

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Brain Day 2014 – Your sense-ational brain

Published March 25th 2014, Posted in National

Brain Day 2014 – Your sense-ational brain is a FREE public event organised by the Centre for Brain Research and the Neurological Foundation of New Zealand.

This year’s brain day is themed around our five senses bringing us information about our world and allowing us to enjoy the pleasures of our environment, and will delve into how our sense-ational brain works.

 

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