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Parkinson’s July Newsletter and Facts About Tremor

Published July 25th 2014, Posted in National Parkinson’s July Newsletter and Facts About Tremor

Parkinson’s Northland share their July Newsletter with updates from the office and your Community Educators.

Be sure to make a note of the new venue for your monthly support group meetings, and if you are newly diagnosed and under 65 there is a get together being held on Sunday July 27th at Jolt Café, more information on the events calendar here.

This month there is also a very informative fact sheet included on Parkinson’s and Tremor. Parkinsons_and_Tremor_Fact_Sheet.pdf

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Northland EnCompass Heads South

Published July 24th 2014, Posted in National Northland EnCompass Heads South

The following is a media release from NorthAble dated 15 July 2014.  The Northern Advocate newspaper article published 21st July 2014 can be read here: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503450&objectid=11296806

Northland EnCompass Heads South

A Northland Needs Assessment Service Coordination organisation has thought outside the square to deliver services in a different way to benefit their clients – now the programme is being piloted elsewhere in New Zealand.

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Those ‘aha’ moments make the difference

Published July 22nd 2014, Posted in National Those ‘aha’ moments make the difference

“Once one has that mind change, things become incredibly clear…like finally taking your head out of a helmet of fog.”

Those ‘aha’ moments make the difference - read about our CEO’s ‘aha’ moment and the resulting clarity that has propelled him back to his office chair.

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Key findings from the 2013 NZ Disability Survey

Published July 11th 2014, Posted in National

In 2013, Statistics New Zealand carried out their fourth national survey on disability.

Data from this, the most comprehensive source of information on disabled people in New Zealand, is currently being released and the first publication focuses on the prevalence of disability across population subgroups and on disability rates for specific impairment types.


Key findings from the survey show that in Northland 19 percent of our population have physical limitations and 7 percent have learning difficulties – both higher than the national rates of 14 percent and 4 percent, respectively. 

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Islands – Local school assembly performs with NZSL

Published July 08th 2014, Posted in National Islands – Local school assembly performs with NZSL

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

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Better on marae for the disabled

Published July 08th 2014, Posted in National Better on marae for the disabled

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:

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Touch Compass Dance Co – Acquisitions ‘14

Published July 07th 2014, Posted in National Touch Compass Dance Co – Acquisitions ‘14

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:

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Improving access could benefit all

Published July 01st 2014, Posted in National Improving access could benefit all

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.

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June Newsletter from Alzheimers Northland

Published June 24th 2014, Posted in National June Newsletter from Alzheimers Northland

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:

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Global Motor Neurone Disease Awareness Day

Published June 20th 2014, Posted in National Global Motor Neurone Disease Awareness Day

Every year the International Alliance has celebrated 21 June as the global day of recognition for MND which affects people in every country across the globe.

June 21 has been selected as it is a solstice – a turning point – and each year the MND community undertake a range of activities to express their hope that this will be another turning point in the search for cause, treatment and cure of this most challenging disease.

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