Christmas BBQ at Burwood the Best Yet

Thank you everyone for making Friday’s Christmas Party at Burwood so much fun! Was great to see so many smiling faces. More images can be seen and downloaded at the following link https://drive.google.com/…/1qdUtDUsgSdWPicWLkjOL6qhcAMm_jSB…

Welcome Backpack Launched

After many months in the making we are proud to announce the launch of the Welcome Backpack at Burwood Spinal Unit. The pack contains some essential info and a few goodies to help the rehabilitation journey for new patients and their families. Every new patient that goes through the unit will receive one. Auckland you … Continue reading Welcome Backpack Launched

ACC Minister Announces New Registry

A significant milestone for the study of spinal cord injuries in New Zealand was announced by Ian Lees Galloway on May 23rd. For more info and reports visit https://nzspinaltrust.org.nz/nzscir/

Words to Wards Project Launched

Words to Wards Project launched this month! Christchurch City Libraries (CCL) and the Allan Bean Centre (ABC) Library are pleased to announce the ‘Words to Wards’ programme commencing in May. CCL have a wide range of electronic resources; e-books, magazines, newspapers and audio books – the project teams from CCL and the ABC Library were … Continue reading Words to Wards Project Launched

NZST goes to the Beehive

On on April 10 we went to Parliament (The Beehive)  to meet with the Minister for Disability, Hon. Carmel Sepuloni, and the Minster for ACC, Hon, Iain Lees-Galloway to discuss the disparity between ACC and non ACC funding for New Zealanders with a spinal cord injury or impairment. This is how it went down.

Four Winds Gives Us Lift

It is with great pleasure and thanks to announce that the Four Winds Foundation have once again pledged their support of our Auckland Kaleidoscope team. Thank you Four Winds.

Great news again!

The New Zealand Community Trust have once again shown support of Kaleidoscope, our vocational rehabilitation program,  which helps people like Fritz find a new career after spinal cord injury or impairment. Before Kaleidoscope there was a 12.5% return to work rate, now it’s more than 60%. Thanks NZCT!

The Lion Foundation Announces Support

Once again we are incredibly grateful for The Lion Foundation who supports the Kaleidoscope vocational rehabilitation program. Thanks to our generous supporters we are able to continue helping Kiwis with SCI find their future.

Cheryl’s Big Ride

We can’t thank and congratulate Cheryl Robertson enough! A fantastic effort. https://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/99031864/disabled-lawrence-woman-gives-back-with-fundraiser-bike-ride    

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE

Merry Christmas everyone! May the season be jolly! We had such fun celebrating the festive season at the Burwood Spinal Unit. There was singing and dancing and Santa and great food and of course company. Smiles all round. Epic effort by Brett Ladbrook and team to pull this off. Thanks to all who contributed both time … Continue reading MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE

Paralysis no barrier to academic success

A great article about our former publications editor and all round great guy, Johnny Bourke. Congratulations Johnny. https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/west-coast/paralysis-no-barrier-academic-success 

It’s been a huge year! Read about the latest here.

If you haven’t read our end of year e-newsletter yet, here  it is. Featuring an update on national appeal proceeds, an exciting book launch, a new events calendar, and some summer holiday tips and tricks.  

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