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Jonny Wilkinson's regular Northern Advocate column - "A different light" - published 13th September 2014 More Information
Jonny Wilkinson's regular Northern Advocate column - "A different light" - published 30th August 2014
Promises, promises! Roll up and poll up! It's that time of year the - triennial general election, where we all get to vote, provided we are over the age of 18 years. More Information
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
Parkinson’s Northland’s August newsletter is out now with up to the minute information relating to support and exercise groups for members, caregivers, families and friends of the society.
This newsletter contains the latest information about what is available to those who live with the effects of Parkinson’s in Northland as well as the latest news.
Also released this month is a fact sheet relating to ‘Parkinson’s and Falls Management’ which you can read here: 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
Here is Deaf Aotearoa Northlands News 22 August 2014.
Read about a drive in movie night coming up this Thursday, 28th August at Tutukaka, notice of Whangarei office closures coming up and the local forums where you can meet the standing candidates for this year’s General Election in Whangarei and Kaitaia.
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
Before each General Election Tiaho Trust arranges a ‘Meet the Standing Candidates’ forum in Northland.
This year there will be two forums held; the first will be on Wednesday September 3rd in the Ratu Room, Manaia PHO and the second on Thursday September 4th at the Te Ahu Centre in Kaitaia.
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
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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