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New push for ACC to cover all disability

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A Dunedin barrister and researcher is leading a new charge for ACC to be revamped so it covers all disabilities, and doesn’t discriminate based on cause. Warren Forster has been…

Mums speak out on disability, advocacy and activism

For the mothers of disabled children, navigating the roles of advocate and activist can be complex, confronting and a constant struggle. Now seven women – all mothers of disabled children,…

Free health checks offered at Special Olympics

More than 1,200 athletes will receive free ear, eye, feet and teeth checks at the Special Olympics New Zealand National Summer Games 2017. Over seventy volunteer clinicians and students from…

NZ to get first Changing Places accessible public toilet

New Zealand’s first ever Changing Places accessible bathroom is coming to Hamilton. It will be located at Hamilton Gardens and feature a height-adjustable adult sized change table and a hoist.…

Disability Equipment Expo 2018, nationwide

Show Your Ability is New Zealand’s premier disability and older persons equipment expo. Held annually in five venues nationwide and featuring over 50 of the nations most innovative and experienced…

ACC Paralympics New Zealand Open Days, nationwide

You, your whānau, family and carers are warmly invited to the ACC Paralympics New Zealand Open Day – a day for people of all abilities. An Open Day is way…

New app targets misuse of mobility parks

“Using a mobility parking space without a permit even ‘for just a minute’ can block a disabled person’s opportunity to live life freely.”