News by Month
The students of local school Hurupaki Primary learned the lyrics to the catchy tune Islands in both English and New Zealand Sign Language in celebration of NZSL Week which was 12th to 18th May this year.
The children did an awesome job of their bi-lingual performance at their school assembly, which was recorded and has been uploaded to youtube.
To watch this great performance click here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiI6evAFhDo
Read about Jonny’s ongoing cabin fever, envy of people going out to work and how things are better on marae for the disabled.
Our CEO’s regular column “A different light” was in the Saturday edition of The Northern Advocate on 5th July 2014.
Click here to read the full article:
Supporting Families Northland have three FREE Family Support Group meetings coming up in Kawakawa starting on July 16th.
Topics for the next three meetings are:
- 16th July – Supporting Families Website and Social Networks (Additional free online support for families).
- 20th August – Self care and Boundaries
- 17th September – Open Forum
NorthAble’s Information Update for 2 July 2014 is here now, to update you on what is happening around disability in the community.
There have been some interesting articles in the media, there are some great seminars coming up and The Papermill are starting more Casual Creative Craft Classes later this month.
Follow the link to find out more:
Touch Compass Dance Co bring you Acquisitions ’14.
This will be a mesmerising trip through dance and film, curated by their artistic director Catherine Chappell, and comprising “three gorgeous parts to one stunning whole.”
For more information about this season, including an update from dancers and tutors plus recent workshops please click here:
Improving access could benefit all visitors to our local stores and facilities.
Recently the Chair of our Board of Trustees, Vanassa McGoldrick, featured on the front page of the Northern Advocate scooting around the New World supermarket in an electric wheelchair that they have provided for disabled customers to use while doing their shopping.
The June Newsletter from Alzheimers Northland can be viewed here.
These Newsletters always contain helpful information and this month there is an update on the new building in Corks Road including the anticipated move in and when to expect the official opening.
For some great information, hints for the home and suggestions from Alz Club as well as a list of dates for carer training coming up in August (Waipu), September (Whangarei) and October (Kaitaia) follow this link:
Reuben is a fun, outdoorsy go-getting 7 year old kid who has Cerebral Palsy. He doesn’t let anything get him down or limit what he does, but he needs some home improvements to make life easier and better for all.
Activ8 Northland are aiming to smash and set new World Records in an effort to fundraise as much as possible towards these much needed home improvements.
Rowing Records for Rueben will be held at Activ8’s BDO Arena at 16 Porowini Ave this Saturday, 28th June 2014 from 7am onwards.
In his regular column in the Northern Advocate last Saturday (21st June 2014) Jonny draws the comparison between people who receive home help through accidental injury or medical misadventure and those who have permanent disabilities caused by things other than accidents or medical misadventure.
This is an interesting read and it makes you think about how responsive, or otherwise, our Ministry of Health is.
Read our C.E.O.‘s update on how home help smoothes the road to recovery here:
The Matariki Whanau Festival 2014 is being held on Saturday 28th June at the Whangarei Town Basin from 1pm until 7pm.
This is a free event for the whole family to join in and enjoy. There will be food, entertainment and free activities for the kids.
For more information and a list of what will be happening follow this link to the Event Finda website: http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2014/matariki-whanau-festival/whangarei