Kawepūrongo - News & Stories

Tēnā koe, welcome to our newsroom! Here we share stories and news from the amputee community and the exciting things happening year round.

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Kids Get Active Dunedin - Otago Daily Times

Thank you Otago Daily Times for coming along to the Dunedin Kids Get Active Day on Sunday! See the story here. Read More

Korrin Barrett set for her longest walk on prosthetic legs

There will be many inspiring stories behind the 6,000 plus participants lining up at the Air New Zealand Hawke’s Bay International Marathon this weekend, but foremost amongst them will be... Read More

Auckland Kids Get Active Day - Attitude

See the story here from Attitude about the Kids Get Active Day in Auckland over the weekend. Thank you Attitude for coming along and supporting these awesome activity days! Read More

Amputees enjoy activities in 'great' event at annual conference of the Amputees Federation of New Zealand

Giving it a go was the theme of a range of activities put on for young people attending the annual conference of the Amputees Federation of New Zealand, held in... Read More

'Don't hold back': Living life to the full as an amputee

Three different women lead three very different lives as amputees. Naomi Jeffries, Kate Olver and Nadya Vessey tell Georgia Forrester their stories here Read More

Former New Plymouth mayor walks unaided on beach 12 months after losing leg

An inspiring update on former New Plymouth mayor David Lean who said to Stuff last year that he would walk unaided again. See this wonderful story about David here. Read More

Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Service

The mental health, addictions and intellectual disability service provide a wide range of services and support across Wellington, Porirua, Kapiti, the Hutt Valley and the Wairarapa, as well as some... Read More

Expressions of Interest for the Office for Disability Issue's Nominations Database

The Government wants to increase the membership diversity of governance and advisory groups. As part of the Office for Disability Issue's role to help facilitate effective working relationships between disabled... Read More

Meet Korrin Barrett, the Kiwi quadruple amputee inspiring others to embrace life's challenges

'Would I go back to having hands and feet? When I came out of the hospital, I would have answered yes in a heartbeat. But now? No way.' Read More

Ottobock Australian Golf Open

Ottobock are holding an amputee golf open in Australia on Monday 27 May to Friday 31 May 2019. Read More

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