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Rugby game to raise funds

from DRC Southland

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In March 1999, Ben Larson’s life changed forever. Playing in a rugby game for the Verdon College first XV against a combined Cargill-Kingwell team in Invercargill, a tackle went horribly wrong.

Petition seeks urgent toilet access

from DRC Southland

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The first signs of Nicole Thorton’s inflammatory bowel disease showed up in her joints in primary school.

South first to try new mental health approach

from DRC Southland

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In an effort to reduce conflict and enhance staff-patient relationships, the Southern District Health Board is implementing a new approach to inpatient care.

Learning difficulty workshops for parents available soon

from DRC Southland

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Southland parents will soon have workshops offered to them to help heal with the anxieties of having children with learning difficulties.

Schools need more funding for special-needs students

from DRC Southland

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Hundreds of New Zealand principals say they are unable to cater for special-needs students in their schools.

Southern diabetic cyclist training with American team

from DRC Southland

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While most athletes watch what they eat, Southland cyclist Hamish Beadle takes it to the next level.

Swimmers something special

from DRC Southland

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A record number of more than 100 Special Olympic competitors, from seven schools in the lower South Island, turned out to show off their swimming skills at Splash Palace in...

One-handed inspiration chops up competition

from DRC Southland

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Competitive woodchopping is a tough sport, relying on strength, accuracy and style. Various styles were on show at this year’s Canterbury A&P Show in Christchurch, but none quite like Nick Fredriksen.

Rescued dog saves her owner's life again and again!

from DRC Southland

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Just like many dogs, when Maddy rests her head on her owner’s chest, she listens to his heart and to his breathing.

Palmerston North’s EASIE Living Centre awarded Centre of the Year

from EASIE Living

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Palmerston North’s EASIE Living and Demonstration Centre received its first accolade within a few months of opening.