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This week on Attitude Live

Published April 24th 2014, Posted in National

This week on Attitude Live you will see inspirational stories shared by two people who have gone on to excel in their chosen pastimes following illnesses that lead to amputations.

Scott Martlew is well on his way to representing New Zealand in Para-canoeing at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and Amy Purdy has wowed American audiences with her poise and grace as she competes against dancers without disabilities in the TV show Dancing with the Stars.

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NorthAble’s Information Update 16 April 2014

Published April 17th 2014, Posted in National NorthAble’s Information Update 16 April 2014

NorthAble‘s Information Update for 16 April 2014 is now available so you can be up to date with what is happening in your community.

This week’s update includes Newspaper articles of interest, newsletters and Events/Seminars/Courses & meetings.

Read the newsletter here:

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Boccia NZ’s April Get Rolling Newsletter

Published April 17th 2014, Posted in National Boccia NZ’s April Get Rolling Newsletter

Here is Boccia NZ’s April Get Rolling Newsletter.

This edition has a load of great information including the first three videos in Boccia NZ’s new ‘Educational Series’ aimed at explaining the intricacies involved in the sport of Boccia.

There is also a list of upcoming events through until October , results from the Lower North Island Championships and an update from Luke.

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Affordable Photo ID for Over 18’s

Published April 17th 2014, Posted in National

During 2013 new laws governing banking came into effect that mean anyone over the age of 18 must have some form of photo identification to open bank accounts, adjust old ones or undertake any important bank business.

Many other organisations also often ask for photo ID which can be a passport, driver’s licence or an 18+ card.

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All praise to beauty and good

Published April 14th 2014, Posted in National All praise to beauty and good

In the last fortnight we had two Kauri Trees in the disabled community pass away.

Beverley Grammer and Patrick Thompson were both leaders in their own right.

Read our CEO’s latest column ‘All praise to beauty and good’ for more; and see the Poroporoaki for Beverley and Patrick for more about their work, their achievements and to see how much they will be missed:  Poroporoaki_ke_a_Margaret_Grammar__Patrick_Thompson_1.pdf

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Accessible apps for sight impaired

Published April 10th 2014, Posted in National

Recently Radio NZ National played a very enlightening article on the ‘Afternoons with Jim Mora’ show. 

‘Appcessible.net’ is an informative discussion about the progress made in accessibility of smartphone apps for sight impaired and blind people. 

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Kitchen Table Networks

Published April 08th 2014, Posted in National

Kitchen Table Networks is a series of get-togethers for disabled people and/or their family members who are keen to learn more about new initiatives across the country.

People who wish to make positive change in their community and join part of a national framework called “Think Differently” are invited to participate. 

This is an opportunity to gain information and assist on group projects with local action in Whangarei.

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The Motor Neurone Disease Association’s Autumn Newsletter

Published April 08th 2014, Posted in National The Motor Neurone Disease Association’s Autumn Newsletter

The Motor Neurone Disease Association’s Autumn Newsletter is out now to share a raft of great information about many aspects to your condition and managing them. 

You can read about what has worked for some people – hints and suggestions, stories from around the country including ‘Sailing the High Seas’. 

Taking a break - respite support – what funding is available, the upcoming NZ Applied Neurosciences Conference 2014 and much more.

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Riding a big wave of goodwill

Published April 01st 2014, Posted in National Riding a big wave of goodwill

Riding a big wave of goodwill - Successful Surf’s Up serves up a lot of fun!  A different Light - 29 March 2014

“It doesn’t matter how good you are, when you are surfing you feel like a million bucks” - Erik Ippell, Water Cinematographer of the 2013 Documentary The Essence of Surfing.

That’s how around fifty people felt last Saturday at the Ruakaka Surf’s Up day.

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CLDD Conference with Positive Path International

Published March 31st 2014, Posted in National

Positive Path International is hosting an international conference presenting the latest information in Complex Learning Difficulties and Disabilities (CLDD), with a focus this year on learners with Autism.

This conference is relevant for all Educators, Therapists, Psychologists, Parents, Health Professionals, Social/Human Services and anyone with an interest in students with CLDD in particular Autism.

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