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.

For questions and media enquiries, please contact communications@nzals.co.nz 

Peer Support Volunteer Interview with Colleen Mundt - Te Wiki Tūao ā-Motu | National Volunteer Week

How long have you been a Peer Support Volunteer and what does your role as a volunteer include? "I have been a Peer Support Volunteer for 6 months and I have… Read More

Celebrating our Peer Support Volunteers for Te Wiki Tūao ā-Motu - National Volunteer Week 21-27 June

It's Te Wiki Tūao ā-Motu - National Volunteer Week!   This week we are celebrating our Peer Support Service Volunteers and the amazing work they do supporting fellow amputees through their journey.… Read More

NZ COVID Tracer App

NZ COVID Tracer posters are up around all our centres so you can sign in when you arrive. Read More

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

Peer Support Service Volunteers - Support during COVID-19 Lockdown

Tēnā koutou katoa, As you are all aware, from 25 March at 11. 59pm New Zealand will be in lockdown for at least one month. 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 Dingle Foundation.… 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

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