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UN guidelines unveiled to prevent rising hearing loss. SCOOP, 13 February.

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More than one billion 12 to 35-year-olds, risk irreversible hearing loss from exposure to loud sounds such as music played on their smartphone, UN health experts said on Tuesday, unveiling...

Workshops, upcycle shop mark first day of ReMakery in Whangārei. Northern Advocate, 19 February.

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A steady crowd was on hand for the opening of The ReMakery, co-ordinated by Habitat for Humanity Northland, in Whangārei on Saturday.

Music therapy coming to Whangārei as therapist Katie Boom returns home. Northern Advocate, 19 Febru

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Registered music therapist Katie Boom is returning home to Whangārei and bringing music therapy to Northland for the first time in what she calls her dream job.

Disability Resource Centre (H.B) Trust Weekly Update 18/02/2019

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News and events in the Hawke's Bay area with a disability focus

Whangārei adult day centre Forget-Me-Not celebrates 25 years. Northern Advocate, 18 February.

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An adult day centre in Whangārei which now has 9000 visits by clients each year celebrated its 25th birthday with food, music, kapa haka and cake.

WHO launches flagship Assistive Technology programme

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) is developing a flagship programme – Global Cooperation on Assistive Technology (GATE) – in partnership with UN Agencies, international organizations, donor agencies, professional organizations, academia,...

Disability parks shared use addressed

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Incoming restrictions on Queenstown mobility parking spaces have been welcomed by a disability campaigner.

Determined mum who became advocate for young disabled people to receive Local Hero award. One News,

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The New Zealander of the Year will be announced tomorrow night, but the event will also honour community leaders with its Local Hero awards.

Paralympic swimmer Alice Tai banned from race for being disabled. Stuff, 31 January.

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British Paralympic gold medallist Alice Tai has been banned from swimming in a County Championships final – because she is disabled.

Guide to designing accessible public buildings released

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Visit the Building Performance's new guide - https://www.building.govt.nz/building-code-compliance/d-access/accessible-buildings