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NZ Code of Consumer Rights

Published June 30th 2010, Posted in National

Media Release: 1 July 2010
Celebrating the 14th Anniversary of New Zealand’s Unique Code of Consumers’ Rights

On Thursday 1 July, advocates from the Nationwide Health & Disability Advocacy Service will be out on the streets and in key places around the country providing information to the public about consumer rights when using a health or disability service.

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Kaitaia Interagency Meeting

Published June 25th 2010, Posted in Northland Kaitaia Interagency Meeting

Supporting Parents, strengthening families

Invitation to ALL service providers, agencies, organisations, community groups and anyone else who supports families, parents, the disability sector working in Kaitaia & surrounding areas.

Please bring along anyone else you think may be interested.

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He Panui to launch of new computer portals

Published June 09th 2010, Posted in Northland He Panui to launch of new computer portals

In an innovative approach to improve access to Ministry of Health disability information equipment and support services, computer portals have been established in partnership with PHO and Iwi health providers across Northland.

Surveys have shown that 96% of the general population are unaware of how to access disability supports, so the portals will improve connection times between those requiring supports and the assessing agency NorthAble that coordinates support packages for individuals and families on behalf of the Ministry of Health.

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Getting older with Cerebral Palsy

Published June 08th 2010, Posted in Northland

AUT University of Auckland
Getting older with cerebral palsy: strategies for positive ageing.

Our study aims to find out more about how getting older affects people with cerebral palsy.

We would like to talk with people with cerebral palsy aged over 35 years living in the upper North Island about strategies they use to age positively and stay well. 

We are also interested in finding out how health and rehabilitation services meet their needs as they get older, and to explore their own views about how these services might better meet those needs over both short and longer term.

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NZFDIC Conference Queenstown

Published June 03rd 2010, Posted in Northland

New Zealand Federation of Disability Information Centres (NZFDIC) Conference 16 - 18 May - Report by Maria Radonich with input from Harata Daniels, NorthAble.

If you were unable to attend this conference then here is a well written and informative report from Maria at NorthAble with her impressions of the conference and some key information from the presentations. 

New Zealand Disability Federation Conference 16th May 2010.pdf

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