Waiata programme provides a common goal

Waiata sessions at Kirikiroa Marae in Hamilton, held as part of Life Unlimited’s Ngā Mara Ātea programme, are building participants’ confidence in themselves and each other, says team leader Deborah Baird. Many people come from across the Waikato take part in the training run in partnership with Enrich Plus, who play and provide the music,…

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Ngā Mara Ātea to celebrate Matariki in style

A shared feast is the best way to celebrate Matariki but the participants at Life Unlimited’s Ngā Mara Ātea (marae centred programme) in Hamilton are taking it one step further this year. The celebration will comprise of a traditional hangi at Kirikiriroa Marae in Wairere Drive on Tuesday June 11 from 5.30pm but the welcome…

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Real people on loan to readers in Hamilton for autistic first

Hamilton is hosting what is believed to be a New Zealand first Autistic Human Library next week. The event on World Autism Awareness Day Tuesday 2 April is different from most other events taking place around the country as it is autistic-led and focuses on autistic voices. The project is the brainchild of autistic advocate…

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Marae programme delivers

When new clients arrive, we talk to whanau about setting goals, and ensuring there is support in place. It is a great thing to see how the programme impacts in such a positive way.

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Making a message heard

Sue Jennings has a message for people who invested in a hearing aid several years ago.This is Hearing Awareness Week, and many of those hearing aid users should be getting them out of the draw.

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Managing conversations challenged Luana

Luana Waru first noticed her hearing was deteriorating when she found it difficult to manage conversations, particularly with her whanau. The Gisborne woman found trying to hear was frustrating and hard.

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