Telling it like it is

You know you’ve found a diamond when you come across a video blurb that reads, “Freedom Nathan tells it like it is with an infectious sense of humour. She’s a farm girl who likes to go fishing and hunting with her cousins…the fact she completely lost her sight at age 5 hasn’t stopped her living life to the full”.

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Clever technology changing Leah’s life

For Leah Duley, one of the biggest frustrations of hearing loss is making other people understand. It can be a battle for the 82-year-old from Carterton, in the Wairarapa, but it’s one she’s winning – with help from Life Unlimited hearing therapist Anne Greatbatch and some clever gadgets.

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How noisy is too noisy?

Noise induced hearing loss is affecting younger people at higher rates than previous generations so it’s really important to let children and young people know how to protect their ears.

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Hearing again ‘magic!’

When he was in his 40s, Gary Climo realised he was becoming deaf because his family used to complain he had the television on too loudly. It also began to affect his interaction with others.

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Understanding Fragile X

When Bronwyn Markey first found out both her sons had Fragile X Syndrome, all her hopes and dreams of life with children disappeared. She’s since learned that nothing changes for your child after their diagnosis. They are still the same person they were before.

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Cambridge woman wins place on Life Unlimited board

23 August 2018 – Sarah Verran of Cambridge is the winner of the Institute of Directors’ (IOD) Waikato branch Emerging Director – Disability Sector Award. Carla Muller of Hamilton has been announced winner of the Emerging Director Award. The IoD awards, announced at lunchtime on 23 August 2018, recognise newly engaged directors who demonstrate strong…

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Sport and fitness bring endless opportunities

Born with spina bifida, Maioro Barton has always been keen on physical fitness and activity. With five siblings who are also into sport, it’s fortunate they live only a stone’s throw from a fitness centre which sponsors him and where he spends a lot of time lifting weights and working out.

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