Are you a young disabled person who has watched people out there surfing the waves and wondered what it would be like? Here’s a great opportunity for you.
After an awesome SurfAbility day in the Far North last month, the organisers who made it possible for many with disabilities of all types to experience the freedom and thrill of surfing for the first time, have planned another event – Surfs Up Ruakaka.
Come along to the Ruakaka Surf Lifesaving Club, Ruakaka Beach on Saturday March 22nd 2014.
Accessibility is one of beach’s great attractions.
Wouldn’t it be great if all the locals took part in caring for our beautiful beach and generating that feeling of pride, ownership and guardianship?
I’ve been living at in the village in Ruakaka for nearly two years now and really love our beach. It’s a total jewel and a taonga.
Boccia NZ’s latest Get Rolling is available here - check out upcoming events and see what has been happening out there.
You can also find out exactly what Boccia is, who can play it, find out about rules and much more: http://www.boccia.org.nz/pages/newsletters.html
Whangarei has a deliciously diverse community and I for one hope it stays that way.
Well, cancelling the International Day of People with Disabilities was a real disappointment, but really what were we thinking! Holding an outdoor event in Northland, in early summer with no rain contingency! The weather is so unpredictable, such is life.
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Supporting Families Northland are seeking a full time Family/Whanau Support Worker, specialising in alcohol and drug issues, to complement our existing mental health family support worker based in Kawakawa.
If you have a minimum Level 4 qualification, experience working in the AOD sector, and are keen to provide a range of services to families, including casework, support groups and on-line support, we would love to hear from you.
To apply for this job please go to http://talentpropellerjobs.co.nz/page/view+result/no/1524520/?search=code and enter ref code 1524520 - Closing date Friday 21st March 2014.
Do you have trouble sleeping? Then you’re not alone. Many New Zealanders have sleep issues, but this can be a particular problem for people living with the pain of arthritis.
Arthritis New Zealand will be hosting a seminar, in Whangarei to help people learn more about getting quality sleep. It will be held on Thursday 20 March, from 5.15 – 6.45 pm.
“Disabled people are the largest minority group in the world. About one billion people have impairments in one way or another.”
The 3rd December is the International Day of the Disabled Persons. What does that mean and what’s that about? Well, disabled people are the largest minority group in the world approximately 1 billion people have impairments in one way or another. Disability crosses over gender, ethnicity, age and sexuality.
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A FREE Expo that every teen driver and their parent should attend!
We are never at greater risk on the roads than during our teenage years …While that statistic might scare you, the good news is that these fatalities and crashes are preventable, and we can do a lot as teens and parents to help better prepare our young drivers for getting mobile safely.
The February edition of the Alzheimers Northland Newsletter is now available for your enjoyment.
Update yourself on dates for upcoming Carer Training and read some useful tips on helping someone with Alzhiemers or Dememtia.
Read the full newsletter here:
Research Volunteers are wanted for a project entitled ‘The experience of cervical screening for women with physical disabilities’.
Erin Hanlon, PGDip, PH, RM is a Research Officer at the AUT University Centre for Midwifery and Women’s Health Research School of Health Care Practice.