News & Stories

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke surprise brave 9-year-old amputee with Supreme Halberg Award during school visit

"America's Cup winners and Kiwi icons Blair Tuke and Peter Burling have taken some time out from Volvo Ocean Race duties to pay a special visit to a West Auckland... Read More

Kids Get Active Day 2018

Who is the event for?Kids age 15 and under living with an amputation who want to participate in sporting activities, network with each other, have fun and be empowered Parents and... Read More

ACC Paralympics New Zealand Open Days

An Open Day is way you can find out about Para sport opportunities in your area, get amongst the action and meet a Paralympian. Read More

It's time for Paralympian Carl Murphy's lifetime dream

Carl Murphy was born with one and a half legs and rides his board with the help of a custom-designed carbon fibre prosthetic leg. Read More

Polio survivor says life-changing leg braces should be funded by health system

"Polio survivor Gordon Jackman can walk freely for the first in his life thanks to life-changing leg braces..." Read More

Innovation can help create an inclusive society for disabled Kiwis

Social change agency Be. Accessible estimate one in four New Zealanders, including older people, have a disability of some kind. Read More

Peer Support Training - April 2018

The Amputee Federation of NZ and NZALS are collaborating to bring Melissa Noonan from Limbs4Life in Australia to provide peer support training in NZ. Read More

Wellington student's project lets amputees design their own artificial limb covers

"Victoria University Design School Masters student Fenella Richards, 22, has been working with the artificial limb service (NZALS) to develop covers for artificial limbs that can be printed with designs."... Read More

Paula Tesoriero - fighting for equality

"As Disability Rights Commissioner she's resolved to making New Zealand a better and more inclusive place for those with disabilities". Read more about our new Disability Commissioner Paula Tesoriero on Stuff.co.nz  here. Read More

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