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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Peke Waihanga Showcased at Parliament

Peke Waihanga work and its mobile workshop were showcased at Parliament recently during a day featuring the country’s mobile health units which aim to remove access barriers by bringing healthcare… Read More

Opening Celebrates Auckland Orthotic Service’ Achievements

The opening of Auckland’s new Orthotic Service Space was a chance to reflect on how far the service has come in its short history since opening in August 2021. Read More

Milestone 1000 Referrals for Peer Support Service

The 1000th referral was received for the Peer Support Service in October – a major milestone since the service began operating in 2019. Read More

Peke Waihanga ‘Inspector Gadget’ Helps Patients Become Super Humans

Peke Waihanga has a team of ‘inspector gadgets’ who make adaptive devices so amputees can overcome the challenges they face every day. Read More

Life Coaching Service Offered in Auckland

A new service offering life coaching sessions for prosthetic patients is being trialled by Peke Waihanga in Auckland. Read More

Mobile Workshop will raise outcomes for Northland Patients

Northern Region’s mobile workshop will soon be heading to Northland where it is expected to have a major positive impact on patients – especially for those who find it difficult… Read More

Peke Waihanga Christchurch: Empowering Amputees with State-of-the-Art Care

Peke Waihanga’s new state-of-the-art $6M centre in Christchurch has had its official opening. Read More

'Once I got going, I never looked back'

Peter Cowan lost his right leg in a hit-and-run accident when he was 15 years old. Read More

Tough journey to motherhood for amputee

“Do what you can, do what works for you and don’t compare yourself too much with what other mums are showing on social media,” Waikato mother of two and amputee… Read More

Workshop Lead To Compete With The Best

Christchurch Workshop Lead Craig Harrington will be among the world’s best CrossFit athletes when he competes in the adaptive division of the Torian Pro official CrossFit Games Oceania Semi-final Event… Read More

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