Barbara Tane, left, and Te Rōpu Wāhine Māori Toko i te Ora branch president Melodie Hamon at the White Ribbon Day in Te Awamutu

Managing stress with tinnitus

For many people, the stress of living with tinnitus can have a big impact on day-to-day life. But Tracy Henderson, a hearing therapist with Life Unlimited Hearing Therapy Services, says it is possible to better manage the stress associated with the condition.

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How to choose a mobility scooter

A mobility scooter can offer real independence to people who have difficulties with their mobility, allowing them to get out and stay connected with their community. But there are lots of things to consider before you make a purchase.

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Mainstream Employment Programme: Kristina’s story

Finding employment at Life Unlimited, with the support of the Mainstream Employment Programme, has been life altering for Upper Hutt woman Kristina McKenzie. It’s boosted her confidence, provided better financial security and given her opportunities to connect with people.

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Genevieve McLachlan sits in her power wheelchair with her guide dog on an accessible bus

Travelling on the new Metlink buses

Genevieve McLachlan and her assistance dog, Pedro, are regular users of public transport in the Wellington region. She’s positive about the changes Metlink have made to ensure buses in the region are fully accessible.

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Lending a paw

With her friendly nature and happy wagging tail, Gem, a Shihtzu cross Bichon hearing dog, is the perfect companion for Blenheim woman Lynn Evans.

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