Keep up to date with the latest news from Tiaho. View the Events Calendar
The schedule is out for the forum being held on Wednesday 3rd September, 2014. More Information
The MND Association of New Zealand have put out a media release about the funds raised to help those in New Zealand who have Motor Neurone Disease.
“The global social media phenomenon, the Ice Bucket Challenge, has bought in much needed funds for kiwis living with MND and raised unprecedented awareness of the fatal disease says Beth Watson, President of the Motor Neurone Disease Association of New Zealand…” More Information
This week on AttitudeLive you will be introduced to Lilly Lomas, an outgoing six year old girl who, last year, became this country’s youngest double leg amputee.
Lilly shares her dreams and aspirations for the future and you will see what she will need to overcome to achieve this.
Also this week Robbie Francis’ blog covers welfare, an important issue for voters in the disability community. More Information
Imagine Better are holding ‘Getting The Most Out Of Your Individualised Funding’ – One Day Workshops around the country during the months of September and October 2014.
The workshop in Whangarei will be held on Friday 26th September at St John Northern Region, 43 Western Hills Drive, Whangarei from 9.30am until 2.30pm.
This is a one day workshop for disabled people and their families/wnanau who are currently receiving Individualised or Enhanced Individualised Funding, or those who are planning on doing so, and would like to ensure that they are using this resource to its fullest. More Information
The New Zealand Blind Cricket Association inc (NZBCA) are pleased to announce the hosting of a New Zealand A vs Australia A development tour to be held in New Zealand Upper North Island.
The tour will run from (and including) Tuesday 20th January 2015 to Sunday 25th January 2015 and will include 5 T20 (twenty/twenty) matches and 1 OD (one day 40/40) match between the two development sides. More Information
“More and more, I feel I need to take more of a stand.”
It’s your core values and belief in the power of your own mind that matter in the end. And I believe that the radicals in our society are critical to pushing forward positive change.
Read our CEO’s column in The Northern Advocate here: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503450&objectid=11310623 More Information
Snow Sports New Zealand (SSNZ) and Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) are seeking participants for their Snow Sports Youth & Women Talent ID Camp coming up on 29th, 30th and 31st August 2014 at the Turoa Ski area.
At this camp SSNZ & PNZ will be looking to identify, retain and develop youth skiers and snowboarders with potential for future Paralympic success, with a specific focus on female athletes. More Information
Are you ready to vote in the General Elections? If you have just turned 18 or moved house you need to be enrolled with your current information to vote.
This year, for the first time, there is a “service for voters who are blind, partially blind or have a physical disability that prevents them from marking their ballot paper without assistance” as reported in the Northern Advocate on Friday 8th August 2014.
NorthAble is seeking a new LYNKZ Programme Facilitator for their recently established LYNKZ programme in Dargaville.
This is a part time position with variable hours between 24-30 per week. More Information
It has been brought to our attention by Yachting New Zealand that page 57 has been omitted from the online version of Getting Out There – 2013 edition.
This page contains a short story about Sailability Northland and it’s origins.
Sailability Northland launched its two adaptive yachts “Kandu” and “Wildu” at the Whangarei Cruising Club in Whangarei in April 2012. The yachts were blessed by the local kaumatua and officially launched by MP Mojo Mathers. More Information
The 20percent Campaign has a new website: http://20percent.org.nz/
The 20percent Campaign aims to raise the disability sector vote by lobbying politicians to better recognise the political strength of the disability vote. At the same time it seeks to mobilise disabled people and their family/whanau/partner to engage with political candidates, question them on key issues and then vote accordingly.
Follow the 20percent Campaign via their website, on Twitter: @20percentNZ and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/20percentNZ?ref=br_tf More Information
With the opening of the new Countdown store right across the road from the New World store in Regent comes a great opportunity for those with a disability to easily get around and do their shopping.
Supermarkets improving access is just one of the subjects that our CEO Jonny Wilkinson mentioned in his regular column “A Different Light” that appeared in the Northern Advocate on Saturday the 2nd August.
Read more here: More Information
‘Getting Out There’ – A guide to ‘Getting Out There’ for people with disabilities, older people and their families/whanau.
The Empowerment Starts Here, with you – read this year’s awesome stories from people who share their experiences. They will not only inspire and encourage you to ‘Get Out There’ but you will be empowered by the knowledge and information you can gain when you read this awesome publication. There is a lot available to you in Northland that it is worth ‘Getting Out There’ for including support groups, exercise groups or you may like to try out a hydrotherapy class.
At the age of 31 years most of us would not expect to be diagnosed with a debilitating disease like Motor Neurone Disease.
Australian Sharn McNeill’s Ironman dream, and her world were shaken up but Sharn wouldn’t let her goal of completing the ultimate physical challenge be destroyed.
Join Sunday Night reporter Denham Hitchcock as he follows Sharn’s Australian Ironman bid which was shown on TV One’s Sunday programme on July 27th 2014 in New Zealand: https://au.news.yahoo.com/sunday-night/a/24291758/motor-neurone-disease-sharns-last-wish/ More Information
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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 More Information