Archive: 2019
A disability support group is astonished a mobility park in Auckland ... isn't accessible for a whee

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Red Nicholson had to weave his chair through traffic to get to his park on Broadway in Auckland's Newmarket, because there was no ramp.Auckland Transport told him not all mobility...

Anti-epileptic drug sodium valproate faces restrictions after 26 babies born with serious disorder.

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At least 26 babies have been born with foetal anti-convulsant syndrome in New Zealand as a result of their mothers taking a prescription drug used to treat epilepsy and bipolar disorder.

Smiles all round at Ruakākā Surf Day for people with disabilities

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Everyone had a big smile on their face at the annual Ruakākā Surf Day for people with disabilities.

Six-wheel-drive wheelchair developed by Northland artist 'non-disabling' for users

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Ahipara mouth artist Kevin Griffiths might not have the use of his hands but it hasn't stopped him from doing the things he loves most.

Kaitaia Connect Newsletter

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The Kaitaia Connect is a great newsletter packed full of local events for the Far North region.

NZSL Taster Classes - Tutors Needed!

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During NZSL Week, we provide free Taster Classes for many groups across the country but we need tutors to share NZSL with people.

Whangārei teacher gets apology and husband with MS now allowed into NZ.

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Immigration NZ had apologised to a Whangārei teacher and will now let her husband work and live here after initially refusing the Canadian man entry because he had multiple sclerosis.

Whangārei Men's Shed celebrates its oldest members.

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A group of members from the Whangārei Men's Shed are proof that age is just a number.

Sharon Carroll's volunteering crusade leads her to Parafed Northland job

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Although getting people with physical disabilities active was a prime focus for Carroll, there was a range of people she wanted to encourage to venture out of their comfort zone.

Unique country music event raises $4000 for Alzheimers Northland

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An annual Northland country music festival has again proved to be an amazing fundraiser with the Wai Worry Country Music club donating $4000 to Alzheimers Northland from the event.