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Brain Day 2014 – Your sense-ational brain

Published March 25th 2014, Posted in National

Brain Day 2014 – Your sense-ational brain is a FREE public event organised by the Centre for Brain Research and the Neurological Foundation of New Zealand.

This year’s brain day is themed around our five senses bringing us information about our world and allowing us to enjoy the pleasures of our environment, and will delve into how our sense-ational brain works.

 

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Rights of disabled loom as election issue

Published March 24th 2014, Posted in National Rights of disabled loom as election issue

The rights of disabled loom as election issue. 

Bill which allows exemption on access example of discrimination.

Is disability a political force?  In my view it is - a significant minority group with views and rights to protect and grow.

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Price of unification could be substantial

Published March 24th 2014, Posted in National Price of unification could be substantial

I can assure you, if we move to a unitary authority these youth, older-people and disabled-people advisory groups will be one of the first things to go.

If the Local Government Commission has its way, either our children will be celebrating the unification of Northland in years to come or they will be perpetually saying “WTH? How did that happen? What were we thinking? What were our parents thinking?”

Local Government politics can be fantastically boring at times but the issue of unification is going to impact on our region in more ways than one.

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Barnardos - Part Time Vacancy

Published March 20th 2014, Posted in National

Barnardos New Zealand are looking for a Part Time Receptionist/Administrator in Whangarei.

If you have previous office experience and you are available 10 hours per week this could be the job for you.

See the full flyer for this job here:

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NorthAble’s Information Update 19 March 2014

Published March 20th 2014, Posted in National NorthAble’s Information Update 19 March 2014

NorthAble’s Information Update 19 March 2014 is available now.

Follow this link to read about what is happening out there:

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Walking Through The Shadows

Published March 18th 2014, Posted in National

A five week small group course for anyone experiencing the pain of grief or loss - Walking Through The Shadows - will be held at the Anglican Care Centre starting May 7th and running until June 5th 2014.

This group will be facilitated by trained counsellors - Lyn Hutchinson and Beth Henderson. 

Read the flyer to find out more and see how to register here:

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How do we ensure equality at work?

Published March 18th 2014, Posted in National How do we ensure equality at work?

How do we ensure equality at work?  EEO …. What does it stand for? Expensive Earrings Only? Well, maybe in the 80’s, but what it actually stands for is Equal Employment Opportunities.

Most government departments and other local government authorities must have EEO policies.

Although there are no legislative requirements, all New Zealand employers are bound by the Human Rights Act 1990, which outlaws discrimination on the grounds of ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability and specifically covers employment.

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SurfsUp Ruakaka 2014

Published March 18th 2014, Posted in Northland SurfsUp Ruakaka 2014

SurfsUp Ruakaka is on this weekend – 22nd March 2014 at the Ruakaka Surf Lifesaving Club.

This is a great opportunity - if you have a physical, sensory, intellectual or other disability and are aged 7 or older, you are invited to participate in this special event.

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NZSL In Action Awards 2014

Published March 14th 2014, Posted in National NZSL In Action Awards 2014

The lookout for NZSL Stars is on again – through the Deaf Aotearoa NZSL In Action Awards.

There are many people who contribute in a positive and meaningful way to the Deaf community including NZSL friendly businesses and organisations, interpreters, teachers and schools.

During NZSL week each year Deaf Aotearoa presents their awards for many categories.

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Purple Day Hero - Purple papermaking day

Published March 13th 2014, Posted in Northland

The Papermill is very proud to support ‘Purple Day’ in the quest to raise awareness for epilepsy.

They are offering FREE purple papermaking sessions on March 26th from 1pm - 2.30pm, to people in the disability sector.

Donations will be accepted for Epilepsy New Zealand, but are not compulsory.

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