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22 April 2024
Students watch wheelchair rugby for the first time

On 20-24 March, the Wheel Blacks battled for a 2024 Paralympics spot at the World Wheelchair Rugby Tournament in Wellington. For many…

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15 April 2024
Surf’s up for rangatahi in Taranaki

Organisations in the Taranaki region are joining forces to give disabled rangatahi a chance to get active through surfing. When it…

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14 December 2023
Adaptive fitness classes empowering Hawke’s Bay communities

Disabled people in the in the Hawke’s Bay are realising their potential and improving their quality of life with adaptive fitness

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22 November 2023
Play Lab at Kaikorai Valley College, Dunedin

Play Lab is a tool using universal design for teachers, teacher aides and learning assistants to support students to learn through…

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03 November 2023
Disabled Rotorua swimmer makes a splash

It’s been three years since Rotorua’s Ashmit Danney first swam in a pool - now the teen is eyeing a spot in New Zealand’s Paralympic…

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09 October 2023
Play has big impact on neurodiverse tamariki

A group of Dunedin-based neurodiverse tamariki are now more comfortable engaging in play at school through honing their skills with…

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10 July 2023
Far North initiatives open doors for disabled tamariki

A new role at Parafed Northland is giving disabled tamariki, rangatahi and their whānau more opportunities to be active in the Far…

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30 May 2023
Neuro-divergent students excel in outdoors

The Duke of Edinburgh Award programme has helped to boost the confidence and physical endurance of neuro-divergent secondary school…

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22 May 2023
Creating inclusive outdoor experiences 

A partnership between Whenua Iti Outdoors, the Halberg Foundation and Sport New Zealand Ihi Aotearoa is helping to remove barriers for…

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05 December 2022
Collaborative approach to providing inclusive sport opportunities for disabled rangatahi proves a win-win

Collaborative approach to providing inclusive sport opportunities for disabled rangatahi proves a win-win Canterbury secondary schools…

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31 October 2022
Students swing into action

Left-Right: Ellen Devaney, Principal, Sacred Heart School and Olivia Lee, Project Lead at Sport Otago A new piece of play equipment at…

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31 October 2022
Play trailer teaching valuable lessons

A new play trailer in Northland is removing barriers to participation and giving everyone play opportunities.   Tū Manawa funding…

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13 October 2022
Enabling wellbeing for disabled young people through functional movement

A group of young people in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland have seen huge gains from a new programme organised with the help of Tū Manawa…

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16 May 2022
Life changing rafting adventure for disabled students

A white-water rafting trip has instilled a passion for the outdoors and taught a group of West Coast young people that the sky is the…

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02 December 2021
Young people with Down Syndrome gain confidence in the water

A Taranaki teenager with Down Syndrome feared the water so much she refused to even enter the pool. Just months later, her mother has…

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28 October 2021
StarJam a game-changer for disabled young people

A new programme introduced to the Hawke’s Bay recently is changing the lives of a group of disabled young people and their familie

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