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

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.    


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. 

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

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