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Chronically Fabulous

Published July 19th 2011, Posted in Northland Chronically Fabulous

Article by Nicole Denton
In January this year I was awarded a scholarship to attend an Outward Bound course. I was part of a group that came together from all over New Zealand, some of whom had a chronic illness as I do. While waiting to fly to Nelson, I met Amanda, who also comes from Whangarei and who amazingly was going to be on the same Outward Bound course as me.

I enjoyed parts of the course, others I didn’t, as I struggled to do some of the activities due to my chronic conditions of Lupus and Epilepsy.  Since returning from Outward Bound Amanda and I have become good friends.

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Hook up to Health

Published July 15th 2011, Posted in Northland

You are invited to attend a ‘Hook up to Health’ whanau and friends fun day that will connect you with organisations and programmes that support and promote healthy whanau/families including; Smoking Cessation, Diabetes Education, Immunisations/Youth Health, Dietician, Health Screening, Mammogram enrolment/education to name a few.

Come along to the Bream Bay Community Trust on Friday 26th August from 10am to 4pm to learn about the services available in your community and enjoy a free sausage sizzle, fruit and yoghurt, or a hot bowl of soup.

We would love to see you there.

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Free Arthritis and Gout seminar

Published July 15th 2011, Posted in Northland Free Arthritis and Gout seminar

Arthritis NZ Northland are holding a free Arthritis and Gout seminar on Wednesday 20th July from 1pm at the Whangarei R.S.A at 9 Rust Ave.

This seminar is being delivered by arthritis NZ Educator and Registered Nurse Georgina Greville.  Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in New Zealand.  If you have Arthritis or work with people with Arthritis you are invited to come along to this seminar where Georgina will talk about Arthritis including Gout; how to live a healthy life and reduce discomfort and prevent gout attacks by good management. 

To register for this seminar please phone Sue Baker on 09 438 5037.

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Into battle for the disabled

Published July 12th 2011, Posted in National / 1 Comment Into battle for the disabled

Story courtesy of the Northern Advocate - Joseph Aldrdge
Making New Zealand more accessible for disabled people one city at a time - it’s all part of the master plan for Be.Accessible’s chief executive Minnie Baragwanath.

She was in Whangarei this week and met local representatives of the disabled community as part of her national tour of Rugby World Cup host cities.

After a presentation of Be.Accessible’s goals and initiatives, Ms Baragwanath officially certified two local people to make accessibility assessments of Whangarei businesses and organisations that will form part of a national database.

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Hui - Development of Hospice services

Published July 08th 2011, Posted in Northland Hui - Development of Hospice services

This is an invitation for you to participate in the development of hospice services for local communities.

Hospice mid-north strives to provide the best possible palliative care for the sick or terminally ill in the place they choose to be.  We would like to know what kind of care you would like.  By sharing our knowledge and experinces, we will learn what is available and needed, and together explore how Hospice can provide personalised care.

Please download the attached panui to join us in a conversation at a place near you.

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Thieves snatch precious gear from wheelchair user Kimberley

Published July 04th 2011, Posted in Northland Thieves snatch precious gear from wheelchair user Kimberley

Story courtesy of the Northern Advocate - Lindy Laird
A disabled Whangarei woman is shaken after having her bag stolen from her motorised wheelchair while she was in a main thoroughfare in broad daylight.

Kimberley McLean, 24, said she had never been afraid of making her way around town before but is now scared of being out on her own..

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