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.  

Today Marks Seven Great Years!

7 years ago today our Connecting People Facebook Group was started. by the wonderful Debra Edmonds. Words cannot describe the difference this group has made for Kiwis affected by an SCI. Thank you to all who contribute to make this the haven it is.It really is no exaggeration to say that lives have been saved and … Continue reading Today Marks Seven Great Years!

Second printing due to popular demand

Due to popular demand the second print run of Head Space is now at the printers. It includes an updated resources list and stroke section. If you or someone you know has a brain injury this is the definitive rehabilitation resource in New Zealand. Get yours from https://nzspinaltrust.org.nz/shop/

The power of two – creating something bigger than its parts.

In celebration and recognition of our long-standing relationship, the NZ Rugby Foundation has donated $5000.00 to our national appeal. The relationship started in 1998, when a phone call from Prof Alan Clarke to newly appointed NZRF Chairman Maurice Trapp provided the impetus for an operational refocus. Whilst there is no formal agreement it is understood that … Continue reading The power of two – creating something bigger than its parts.

Disability Iceberg Launched on World Spinal Cord Injury Day

On September 5th we acknowledged World Spinal Cord Injury Day at Burwood Hospital and also celebrated the 40th birthday of the Auckland Spinal Rehabilitation Unit. To watch the live footage visit: https://business.facebook.com/NZSpinalTrust/videos/1548416625251677/  The Free Disability Iceberg resource is available at https://nzspinaltrust.org.nz/disabilityiceberg/   

NZ Wheelchair Rugby National 2017

New Zealand Wheelchair Rugby Nationals Christchurch 11th-13th August 2017 Pioneer Stadium – FREE ENTRY!!! Friday the 11th August 9.30am Canterbury v Auckland Game 1 11.30am Waikato v Wellington Game 2 1.30pm Canterbury v Waikato Game 3 3.30pm Wellington v Auckland Game 4   Saturday the 12th August 10.00 am Canterbury v Wellington Game 5 1.00pm … Continue reading NZ Wheelchair Rugby National 2017

Free $50 Headspace Book

If you are an ACC client that has a traumatic brain injury that is considered moderate or severe then you are eligible to receive one funded copy of the Headspace Book. This can be ordered by the client, their family, ACC case manager or ACC provider of services on behalf of the client. Click here … Continue reading Free $50 Headspace Book

Introducing ‘Out There’ – A Peer Support Service for People with Spinal Injuries

The NZ Spinal Trust (NZST) and Healthcare Rehabilitation (HR) are collaborating to develop a new community based peer support service to help those with spinal cord injury (SCI) in NZ live independent, productive, and confident lives within their communities. “We regularly hear of people with a SCI not doing so well in life once they … Continue reading Introducing ‘Out There’ – A Peer Support Service for People with Spinal Injuries

Crusaders Visit Burwood Spinal Unit

Cheers to BNZ Crusaders Marty McKenzie, Digby Ioane, Ben Funnell, and Tim Perry for visiting Burwood Spinal Unit today. You made many patients, their families, staff and friends smile and forget about their troubles for a while. Best of luck with the rest of your season! For more images visit our Facebook page here

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