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Donations have continued to pour in for Mita Moses and Kathy Strongman. Thanks to one local businessman the funds have taken a leap towards achieving the goal of around $10,000.
Follow the link for an update and to see the article published in The Northern Advocate today.
The much awaited 2013 budget is out, but it is very difficult to find anything out about the disability sector and what funding has been set aside to assist us here in Northland.
The Health sector is to receive around one third of new operating funding, the Government having allocated $1.6 billion for health related initiatives over the next four years.
Following the theft and destruction of Mita and Kathy’s van from Onerahi in late April many people have lodged funds into the bank account set up by Tiaho Trust for this purpose.
The amount received has been steadily growing as people from all walks of life generously donate any amount they are able to.
Seizure Support Northland’s Boy’s and Men’s Day out on board the Rock last Saturday had be postponed until August or September.
This is good news for those who would have liked to go along but had prior commitments.
On Sunday 5th May Healthy Hikurangi held their second annual Fun Run Walk. There was a great turnout of participants, young, older, some with disabilities or impairments, babies in prams and even three generations from one family.
These events are a great example of people Getting Out There and Having a Go at something that is healthy, fun and inclusive of all with courses of 4.7kms, 6.3kms and 8.3kms for the really fit entrants.
One of the many events that will be taking place during NZSL week (13th to 19th May) is a NZSL Guided Tour of The Paper Mill.
This will be both a fun and enlightening visit, after a guided tour of The Paper Mill you will be given the opportunity to have a go at making your own paper.
Saturday 18th May is International Rally Car Family Day at Pohe Island.
Deaf Aotearoa invite you to come along and visit them at their stall for some fun activities and to learn some of our third official language New Zealand Sign Language.
Many of you will have read our article on Bright Spaces for Disabled posted in January 2010.
For those of you who missed it, you can read it here:
Way back then it was established by an international study that New Zealand had the highest incidence of disability car park abuse.
There are still a few spaces available on this Saturday’s Rock the Boat Day Cruise for men and boys.
This will not only be a day of fun activities out on the water, but you will also be able to talk to specialists who will be on board to answer questions you may have.
The Weather is looking like it will be great, and the Rock is a very big well appointed vessel offering great shelter if there is a chilly wind blowing.
The story of the heartless theft and destruction of a Northland deaf couple’s van struck a chord with many of our readers - now there is a way you can help.
A bank account for donations to Onerahi couple Mita Moses and Kathy Strongman has been set up after they featured in last week’s Northern Advocate.