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Click Here: to find the link to the minutes of the Canterbury Earthquake Disability Leadership Group (EDLG) Meeting held on 11 th September. It includes an update on the Metro Sports Facility Project and the inclusion of an ‘Aquatic Sensory Experience’ It notes that there is an entire generation of swimmers coming through Christchurch who have never swum in a 50m pool. The minutes include the EDLG Strategic Direction and the Government’s mandatory National Plan of Action. There is also links to two quake related workshops to be held in 5th October and 13th October.
'What's Our New Story - 5 Years On',is a workshop brought to you by the Earthquake Disability Leadership Group, with the generosity of funding from the Christchurch City Council.
Ruth Jones and Chris Beardsley invite disabled people and their families to talk about how life has changed following the Canterbury earthquakes. This is a chance to discuss your experiences and share strategies for moving forward.read more...
Thirty members of various disability groups lobbied Auckland Council’s governing body on Wednesday 26 th of August, to protest the council’s decision to axe the jobs of the region's disability advisers. As reported in the New Zealand Herald last week “The council's Empowered Communities plan will cut community development and safety staff from 101 to 78 fulltime-equivalents to cut costs by $1.6 million this year and $2 million a year in future years.
Undoubtedly our courageous members from the Canterbury region could teach us more than a thing or two about earthquakes. For the rest of us there is a very important day looming organised, in our part of the world, by New Zealand’s Civil Defence. Thursday 15 October is the International ShakeOut Day of Action. New Zealand, who has close to a million registered participants already, will be the first country to participate this year, at 9:15am.
NZ Green MP Mojo Mathers is looking for a disabled youth to be her youth MP. They have to be aged 16-18 on 16 October, 2015 and, most importantly, be passionate about politics, social change and making a difference. Their travel and accommodation costs will be paid for. The closing date for applications to be a Green youth MP is the 21 st of September......11:24 AM, 15 September 2015 | read more...
We are delighted to report that our Steptember Fundraiser for Cerebral Palsy in New Zealand is progressing really well. The challenge of doing 10, 000 steps a day for 28 days has been enthusiastically taken by individuals, families and the wider community alike. Entire businesses and schools are taking part and people are coming up with innovative ways to raise funds.
In this August issue we learned all about the Steptember CP fundraiser. Also there is an interesting article about Red’s settling into family life on page 8. …… as well other interesting stories from our members.
Click Here: to read and download the August 2015 issue of the Review.
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