Spinal Network News (SNN)

Published three times per year, this high quality magazine includes health, research, employment, travel, equipment, useful tips and much more. With hundreds of members throughout the country, the Spinal Network provides a flow of timely and relevant information to people with spinal cord injuries, their families, whanau, caregivers, friends, and health professionals.

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Editor: Peter Thornton

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SNN December 2017

  • All Black Ryan Crotty
  • Best Stories of 2017
  • Alex Dalziel on never giving up
  • Big step forward with and exoskeleton
  • Virtual reality innovation

SNN August 2017

  • Java Cycles the length of New Zealand
  • Alan Puller celebrates 50 years
  • Quentin Smith marks 40 with an adventure
  • Joseph Thierry back in his happy place
  • Changing the perception of disability

SNN March 2017

  • Overcoming the odds
  • Trekking through Spain
  • Attitude Awards
  • Suzanne Reiser
  • The game wasn't over

SNN December 2016

  • Marty Tucker completes 10 marathons
  • Q&A Stephanie Mogridge on nutrition
  • Sarah Ellington
  • Body builder Stacey Lomax

SNN August 2016

  • Road to Rio for Two Paralympians
  • Grant Sharman's Story
  • Good Sort Engeline Tuazon
  • Farewell Ben Lucas
  • Travel Kaikoura & Hanmer Springs

SNN March 2016

  • Dreaming of flying again Brad Smeele
  • New Website and Chairman
  • Paul Franklin's Adventure
  • News in Brief

SNN December 2015

  • Cynthia Bennett Interview
  • Travelling in a Group of Wheelchairs Users
  • Back in the Surf
  • Jack Sparrow
  • Powerchair Football

SNN August 2015

  • Allan Bean Centre Farewell Ceremony
  • Kaleidoscope - Support For Work
  • The Makingtrax Mongolia Rally
  • Camping in Australia's Warm, Exotic Northern Territory

SNN April 2015

  • Mike Brown and the NYC Marathon
  • Going Sailing
  • Lean Food Truck Magic
  • Keep on Moving
  • Dave Milson's Story

SNN December 2014

  • Living with spinal cord injury
  • Libraries and rehab
  • Tips for living with SCI
  • NZST Updates
  • Nutrition

SNN December 2013

  • Survey results
  • Samoa Trip
  • Summer garden
  • Bowel health

SNN April 2013

  • A tribute to Graham Tapper
  • Aging and SCI
  • Accessible Adventure Tourism
  • Nutrition for SCI
  • Brett Ladbrook: Once a motorcyclist

SNN December 2012

  • Pain
  • Men's Sheds
  • Intimacy
  • Great Barrier Experience

SNN September 2010

  • Fishing in Auckland
  • For Whom the Bowel Tolls
  • Raised Bed Gardening Page
  • Reflection

SNN December 2009

  • ACC Update
  • Sushi and Speeches in Osaka
  • Karate Master at Work
  • Burke, Perth and ANZSCOS
  • Southern Rehabilitation Institute

SNN August 2008

  • Dr Angelo Anthony Order of Merit
  • ACC & IRD 15% Withholding Tax
  • Sexuality Intimate Matters
  • Lake Brunner Race Hand cycling


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