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By: Tiaho  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Disability

Northland News

Published December 01st 2011, Posted in

Epilepsy Northland are holding an ‘Understanding Epilepsy Seminar’ on Wednesday 14 December at 11am -1pm at Suite 5 Bank St, Whangarei.

Topics that will be covered include; what is epilepsy and it’s causes, recognition of seizure types, first aid for seizures, seizure triggers, recording seizures, principles of anti-epileptic medication, life style issues, etc… 

We look forward to seeing you there. Panui attached.

Published November 30th 2011, Posted in

Get your dancing shoes on!  Be entertained by Eddie Hemara.

NorthAble Disability Services are holding their annual dance to celebrate the International Day of the Disabled Person on the 3rd December at the Marist Sports Club, 39 Park Avenue Whangarei from 6pm to 11pm. 

The theme is ‘Silver and Gold’ and the cost is $5 per head.  A light supper will be provided along with the sale of non-alcoholic beverages.  We will also have spot prizes.

Published November 11th 2011, Posted in

Sib Support NZ Whangarei are holding a Sibling Workshop (SibShop) on the 26 November 2011, 10:00am to 3:00pm

The SibShop is for children aged between 8-18 years who do not have a health condition, disability or special needs, BUT have a brother or sister that does.

Please join us for a day of awesome fun where you will meet kids just like you.  Spaces are limited.

Please contact us for more information and to RSVP on 09 437 3337 or 0508 236 236.

Published November 10th 2011, Posted in

We were pleased to attend the first launch in the country of the New Zealand Down Syndrome Associations new DVD resource ‘Plan for the Future’.  This DVD is aimed at helping young people with Down Syndrome transition from school through to adult life.

There was great support from the disability community in Whangarei for Thomas Sadgove and his family who tell their story on the DVD about Thomas transitioning from school with support from a number of individuals and organisations. His is one story among many that show how successful and included people with Down Syndrome can be with the right supports and attitude from employers.

Published November 10th 2011, Posted in

The Brain Injury Association Northland are holding a ‘End of Year Beach BBQ’ for people living with the effects of brain injury and their families/whanau/carers and friends.

An opportunity to connect with others living with the effects of a brain injury.  Bring along something to share for lunch, sunscreen, hat and togs.

Where?  the beach, Ahipara Foreshore, take the main road from Kaitaia past the college, travel about 16kms and go past the Ahipara school until you find the toilets.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Published November 08th 2011, Posted in

Attendance to our recent ‘Political Engagement = Disability Empowerment’ hui in Whangarei highlighted the interest from the disabled community to standing candidates policies around disability and their responses to some local disability issues.

The Far North disability community will have a chance to hear from candidates at the Baptist Church on Thursday 17 November. We look forward to meeting and hearing from Lynette Stewart (Labour Party), Sue Bradford and Ngawai Herewini (Mana Party) and Pauline Evans (Green Party). 

Speaking first though will be the new Human Rights Disability Commissioner Paul Gibson.  Paul will be speaking about the role of the Commission and is looking forward to meeting the disabled community to hear about the issues that are a barrier to them participating in their community.

Published November 04th 2011, Posted in

At yesterday’s Political Engagement = Disability Empowerment Hui, six of the local standing candidates for this years general election talked to over 100 members of the Whangarei disability community about their parties disability policies and answered questions from the floor about local disability issues.  A very successful event with some lively discussions.

Attendees were also able to meet the new Human Rights Disability Commissioner Paul Gibson who spoke about the Commissions work and attendees had the opportunity to share with him issues they face in their community.

If you were unable to make it to the hui and you would like to read their speech notes, parties Disability Policies and responses to some local disability issues please continue reading.  You are also welcome to make a comment below or join us on Facebook.

Published October 28th 2011, Posted in

This forum is being organized by Whangarei Child Poverty Action group, with the support of Manaia Health PHO.

The recent and proposed legislative changes currently being considered in parliament have a profound effect on our children and young people. Please come along to find out what our prospective MPs in the upcoming election will do for our children and young people.

Published October 26th 2011, Posted in

“Disability is a political issue” says Jonny Wilkinson, CEO of Tiaho Trust; a disability lead organisation that holds a ‘Meet the Standing Candidates’ Public event every election year.

“The rationale behind the meeting is twofold, firstly to educate candidates on regional disability issues and secondly to encourage disabled people to engage in the election process & think about disability issues.”

“At the last election meeting Tiaho Trust held in 2008 we had over 100 people attend and this year we are expecting more due to the attendance of the new Human Rights Disability Commissioner, the first Commissioner with formal responsibility for disability rights, appointed in September 2011.  He will be speaking about the United Nation Convention on the Rights of Disabled People, which was ratified on 26th September 2008” says Wilkinson.

Published October 25th 2011, Posted in

Autism NZ & The Parent & Family Resource Centre ask you for your feedback.

Many families of a child with a disability will be accessing out of home respite.  You may be aware this respite is divided into “under 17yr old” or “over 17yr old” categories. 

We have heard anecdotally from families that accessing quality and relatively local out of home respite for over 17yr olds can be difficult.

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