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People with a disability or health condition the answer to skills shortages

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OPINION: Every couple of days we hear about labour shortages across the economy. From fruit picking and bus or truck driving, to factory work and all manner of office jobs,...

Blind cyclist leads world bike ride for Peace

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A Bike ride for Peace around the world, led by blind cyclist Tore Naerland, passes through New Zealand from March 19 -22 visiting Rotorua, Tauranga and Auckland.

Blind wheelchair-user stuck in home after hospital discharge into 'totally unsuitable' house

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A blind woman was unable to leave her home without help for six weeks when she was discharged from hospital into an unsuitable state house after a leg amputation.

Blackout in Northland for Brain Injury Awareness Week

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Every 15 minutes in New Zealand somebody suffers a brain injury, and to highlight the issue Northland will be undergoing a blackout next week for Brain Injury Awareness Week.

Do you use a bed lever? Make sure you read this important safety announcement.

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Do you have a bed lever like this?

Disabled man denied dignity and medical funds by Ministry of Social Development, authority rules.

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A man with an unsightly skin condition, who was denied specialist medical funding and face-to-face contact with the Ministry of Social Development, has earned the department sharp criticism.

Movement defending vulnerable NZers launches website.

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Today marks the launch of the website and trailer for a series of documentary videos from the grassroots #DefendNZ movement – defending Aotearoa and some of its most vulnerable people...

'Time for an honest discussion': Disability a perceived barrier to career opportunities, research sh

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The Disability Rights Commissioner is calling for an "honest discussion" after new research showed disabled people believe disability perceptions to be limiting their career opportunities.

Disability service at fault after 21-year-old charged for serious incidents.

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A disability service which provided living support to a 21-year-old man charged for two serious incidents is at fault for not having a risk-management plan in place.

Special fundraiser for Whangārei's Blomfield School at Hatea Loop Challenge.

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Whangārei's Blomfield Special School has got a unique way to raise funds to send its students out on trips - they do the Whangārei Hatea Loop Challenge.