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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Peer Support Service During Alert Level 2

Peer Support Service face-to-face meetings are available during Alert Level 2 with social distancing measures in place. Phone support is also still available for all recipients during this time. Read More

NZALS Services at Level 2

Under COVID-19 Alert Level 2, our centres are open to see more patients face-to-face consultations with all of the COVID-19 social distancing, hygiene, and safety measures in place. Read More

No pain, no gain: Para-climber Rachel Māia 12 months on from leg amputation

Read the inspiring rock-climber Rachel's story here, reflecting 12 months on from her amputation. Read More

Blenheim amputee skydives to show special needs kids they can do anything

Marlborough woman Carla Taylor is one of 26 people who will jump out of a plane next Saturday at Abel Tasman skydive in Motueka, to raise money for the Graeme... Read More

Para-swimmer Grace Harvey speaks about walking in a robotic suit

The European medalist, who is in Suzuka in Japan training for Tokyo 2020, told BBC Radio 5 Live that she was "overwhelmed" by the experience. Watch the story here. Read More

Susan Evans: Getting back on the horse after a lower leg amputation

After a crash that almost took her life, Susan Evans' leg was amputated. She's returning to an active lifestyle and the things she loves. Read More

100,000 reasons to watch (and share) this video - Diabetes Action Month

100,000 reasons to watch this video! Diabetes NZ rallies well-known Kiwis to take action now. Watch here Read More

A little Pascoe magic inspiring young amputee

Teenager Ella Benn has lost part of her left leg, and part of her right lung, to cancer. Read More

Kids to shine light on Type 1 diabetes with mountain relay

Youngsters with Type 1 diabetes are taking part in the Around the Mountain Relay in a bid to raise awareness of the disease. Read the full story here. Read More

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