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Power chair donated to Hamilton Zoo

13 October 2016 A collaboration led by Friends of Hamilton Zoo has made an electric wheelchair available to mobility-impaired visitors to the popular city zoo. Costing $5,000 and funded through a community grant from the Lion Foundation, the wheelchair is available for hire as of today (13 October). It has been supplied by health and disability support organisation Life Unlimited and…

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News from the disability sector

New Zealand Disability Strategy up for revision The New Zealand Disability Strategy revision process is now underway with the reference group meeting just days after Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner announced the appointments to the reference group on 5 February. The Disability Strategy was introduced in 2001 with a vision of a society that values the lives and continually enhances…

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Enjoying events with limited mobility by John McIntosh, Life Unlimited Community Liaison

John McIntosh Recently, my wife and I travelled to Wellington so we could attend some special events. Having some mobility issues, I was acutely aware of the need to plan ahead to ensure my experiences were as hassle free as possible. Westpac Stadium – Edinburgh Military Tattoo Because I had never been to this venue, I was unsure what distances…

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