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Online Information Hub provides answers

The way people access information today is changing – something Hamilton-based charitable trust Life Unlimited sees first hand as part of its ongoing Ministry of Health disability information contract. With this in mind Life Unlimited has designed an information resource with input from disabled people and their families to provide the sort of information they said they wanted and needed.…

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Rotorua physio praises Alinker walking bike

4 September 2017 – A Rotorua physiotherapist has given a glowing review of The Alinker non-motorised walking bike without pedals, launched in New Zealand last month. Kirsty Walker Kirsty Walker, a former pro road rider who worked with High Performance NZ at the London Olympics, says the Alinker is the first mobility device in the market that gives a true…

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Flying forward with help of Alinker

31 August 2017 – A Cambridge woman is becoming an inspiration to many as she overcomes the obstacles of everyday life and continues her journey to independence. Sophie Iremonger of the Cambridge News heard how Eltje Malzbender’s life has recently been made easier with the help of the Alinker walking bike. IT ALL STARTED early last year when cyclist and…

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Life on the road

New look: William Hughes and Toni Naera pictured with Life Unlimited Store vans. Fleet branding graphics completed by Admark Visual Imaging 29 May 2017 – Keep an eye out for the new Life Unlimited Store vans hitting the roads around Hamilton, Tauranga and Rotorua. General Manager Enterprise, William Hughes, says the distinctive new vans will enable Life Unlimited Store, part…

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Gisborne Store is on the move

Changes at Gisborne Life Unlimited Store will allow manager M-J Bloem to have greater community presence. Gisborne Life Unlimited Store will relocate to 105 Disraeli Street from 3 April 2017. The new address offers a more central location with modern facilities and convenient parking. It provides an ideal space to showcase the Store’s core product range alongside the online store…

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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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Disability News

Building a new disability strategy The first phase of updating the New Zealand Disability Strategy has drawn to a close. The initial part of the process lasted for five weeks, and asked disabled New Zealanders, their friends, whanau and supporters to join the conversation and share their ideas about how they could live a good life, feel valued and participate…

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Great scooters and quality service: We’re better together

Life Unlimited Store and Mobility Equipment & Services team up. Technician Japhet Santa Lucia pictured. If you’re looking for a new scooter or powerchair but also want excellent servicing and after-care – then Life Unlimited Store’s new business relationship with Mobility Equipment & Services (MES) will put a smile on your face. Life Unlimited has purchased the retail division of…

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Regional focus: news from Gisborne

Stroke survivors find support in Gisborne Julie Stevenson We usually associate strokes with our older citizens, but strokes can happen to any person at any age. At the Life Unlimited Store in Gisborne, one of our long-term volunteers suffered a debilitating stroke at age 29.  It was a long journey back for Julie Stevenson, but she has remained optimistic and…

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Celebrity Mobility Scooter Race Feature of Have A Go Day

Hamilton’s largest ever Have A Go Day is being held next week to promote a range of disabled-friendly products and services, and will include a local celebrity mobility scooter race in the CBD. It is the fourth year Waikato Regional Council and CCS Disability Action have run Have a Go Day on the buses, and the second year they will…

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