Disability Information and Advisory Support Services
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.
CCS Disability Action is hosting a series of community hui ‘Karanga Maha’ - Many Voices, for Maori with a disability or impairment in Whangarei.
They would like to hear your thoughts and opinions on the services they provide. This inlcudes what would you change? Where are the gaps? What works well? Are your cultural needs being met? What is your vision for yourself the your future?
The Minister of Health has announced the first 2013 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards to recognise the individuals and teams who demonstrate outstanding dedication and commitment to health services in New Zealand.
They want to seek out and honour the incredible contributions of individuals, organisations and community groups who inspire us with their care, dedication and hard work through volunteering within New Zealand’s health and disability sector.
Come along and have your say about community funding needs and priorities; hear a report on previous funding decisions; and find out more about COGS funding Community Organisation Grants Scheme at one of their Local Distribution Committee Public Meetings in Dargaville on 24th April at 10am, Conference Room, Dargaville Town Hall and in Whangarei on 23rd April at 10am, Spire Pavillion, Northland Cricket Association.
To find out more about COGS funding or for more information about these meetings please call 0800 824-824
Arthritis NZ Northland is holding a number of seminars and group clinics in Whangarei, Kaitaia and Coopers Beach throughout April.
Topics covered will include Pain Management, ‘Out with Gout’, Hand Pain, Arthritis and Osteoarthritis, Presenters at these workshops and seminars have expertise in their field and include, Georgina Greville (RN, Arthritis Educator), Mr Gareth Laws (Hand Surgeon), Jane Sweeny (Hand Therapist) and Garvin Shackleton (Pharmacist).
For more information about these clinics please download the PDF’s below.
National Huntington’s Disease Association Conference 18th to 19th May.
The Huntington’s disease Association is dedicated to ensuring the best care and support is made available to those people and families living with Huntington’s disease.
Their 2013 conference offers an opportunity to bring family/whanau, clinician and researchers together to foster unity and continue the work at enhancing the quality of life for those affected by Huntington’s disease.
Get out there and get involved in six weeks of awesome athletics in Whangarei!
This is a programme for physically & sensory impaired young people (5 years and up). Try out some Paralympic sports, have plenty of fun and get in shape at the same time.
Come and join us at Kensington Park (by the netball courts), Whangarei. Sessions will be running weekly until May 3 on Fridays between 4:15 and 5:15pm. (additional sessions may be offered if there is demand)
Join the action and get rolling at the ASB Leisure Centre, Kensington, Whangarei on 22nd and 23rd June from 8 am to 5 pm.
If you are not there to play you could come along and support our great team!