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March 2011

An equal and accessible New Zealand?

Published March 31st 2011, Posted in Northland

United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Hui
Do disabled people live in a fair society where their contributions are acknowledged and they are respected for who they are?

The Human Rights Commission and Tiaho Trust invite you to join us as we explore, explain and discuss the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities which New Zealand recently signed and ratified.

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Celebrating World Autism Day

Published March 24th 2011, Posted in Northland Celebrating World Autism Day

Parent to Parent Northland are hosting a World Autism Day Video Conference Presentation by Donna Williams which will be followed by ‘mix and nibbles’. Saturday 2nd April from 2 – 6pm at CCS Disability Action, 291 Kamo Road.

Donna is a best-selling author, artist, singer-songwriter, screenwriter and sculptor.  She was diagnosed with autism after being assessed as a psychotic infant in 1965 at age two, tested multiple times for deafness and labelled disturbed throughout childhood.  Donna is an inspiration to many and will be speaking on her own experience of Friendships, Relationships and Sexuality across the Spectrum.

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Chronic Conditions Support Group

Published March 24th 2011, Posted in Northland / 1 Comment

Manaia Health PHO, Healthy Hikurangi Community Health Promoter, Erina Korohina is putting together a support group for people living with a chronic conditions including Diabetes, Heart Disease, Arthritis, Asthma…

If you have a chronic condition or know of someone with a chronic condition Erina would like to hear from you. 

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Conversations for Down Syndrome

Published March 24th 2011, Posted in Northland

Article by Mike Sullivan

I am presenting at the Conversations on Human Rights Exhibition in Whangarei this Friday on the subject “Conservationists for Down syndrome”. Please come and support me if you can.

My presentation deals with the Government programme that targets this group of our community for eradication through preventing births. For those who are not aware of this issue, the Governments screening programme is preventing the births of 75% of people with Down syndrome and is a gross form of discrimination against this group of people, treating these people as less human than others.

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Joint Replacement Seminar

Published March 24th 2011, Posted in Northland Joint Replacement Seminar

Stryker are again sponsoring a FREE Joint Replacement Seminar through Arthritis New Zealand.  This will be on Thursday 7th April 2011 and will be held in the Cafler Suite, Forum North, Rust Avenue, Whangarei at 1.00 pm.

You may be waiting to have a Joint Replacement or want to be bettered informed about this type of surgery.  This is your opportunity to ask question and meet others who have had surgery – both Hip and Knee Replacements.

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Conversation on Human Rights Photographic Exhibition

Published March 18th 2011, Posted in Northland

The opening of the exhibition will be on Saturday 19th March at 10.00am when  Hone Tana, advocate from Jigsaw, will be making the introduction. It would be great if you were able to join us then.

We are presenting photographic images, each of which represent one of the 30 Articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, to which New Zealand is a signatory. Along with the Article and a message linking back to the image, the exhibition gives a chance for people to talk about both rights and responsibilities that we all, as New Zealanders, are committed to.

A Facebook page for the Exhibition and Tour has been set up and is worth visiting. You may wish to add your comments. You will also find updated information on this site. It is at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=112638318814087

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Law in our community

Published March 15th 2011, Posted in Northland

A free education programme.

Knowledge is empowerment. Please consider having your people - including the people who benefit from your work - attend one or more of the excellent community law seminars in the attached panui. 

This is put on by 155 Community Law Centre. These Wednesday morning FREE events come highly recommended as very useful ways we can up skill ourselves in legal matters.  All members of the public (including community workers) are invited to attend.

Look forward to seeing you all there.
155 Community Law Centre

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Accessible van for sale

Published March 15th 2011, Posted in Northland

Do you need a van with a wheelchair hoist? 

Toyota Granvia, 1996, 111,000km.  Please phone Ralph on 09 435 7308.

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MS Glows

Published March 10th 2011, Posted in National / 1 Comment MS Glows

Article by Gael Nankivell

Waipu Caves was set as the challenge for our exercise group. If we were MS-free, we would probably have leapt at this opportunity, but leaping was definitely out of the question! So I approached the idea with a degree of wariness. Walking and balance were not quite as they used to be, and going into a dark, slippery hole in the ground might pose a few problems…

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