What’s happening in the community

New Community Events are listed in green
Activities happening this month are in red.

Aotearoa’s Steelband Festival
Auckland Interschool Adapated Sports Day
Auckland Lantern Festival
Basic Self Defence for 6-15 yo special needs children
Carnival Night
Cybersecurity for beginners
Childrens Autism Foundation Courses
Dance and Art Community Classes – Panmure – new
Disability Gymnastic Howick
Disability Advisory Panel public meeting 1st March
Discovery for Teens
FANZ (Framework for Autism in New Zealand) – Upcoming Programme
Film Stars Wanted – Adults who have successfully gained employment
First Signs Family Gatherings 2018
Flourishing Friendships – International Women’s day – discounted membership for all ladies until 31st July
Group Exercise for Kids/teenagers with special needs – Kohimarama
Healthy Babies Course – South Asian Families
Horizons Outward Bound
Incredible Years
Improving Life Outcomes Courses
Interacting Theatre Classes
Kids Connect Camp
Mapura Studios Programmes
Music and Fun Playgroup for Special Needs – Remuera
My Break
My Life, My Way
New Support Group New Lynn
Otahuhu Family Fun Day – 24th February
Parafed Programmes
Phab Programmes and Groups
Safari Multicultural playgroups
Sewing Skills Programme
Show your Ability Expo
Success in Schools – Auckland Down Syndrome
Take a Break – IHC
Unpacking Disability Law
Waitemata Asian Health Day
We Are One Concert
Wise Clubs
Young Adult Club in Pukekohe
Youth Scholarship

 

 

 

 

        

 

 

Aotearoa’s Steelband Festival
24th February, Silo Park, 9.30-3.30pm, featuring New Zealand Steelbands with guest appearance by a mixed steelband from Australia and other local percussions ensembles. Click here for the flier

Auckland Interschool Adapated Sports Day
This annual event is for Primary and Intermediate-age students with special needs. You may have students in either mainstream or exclusive settings who would be interested in attending. If the child requires one-to-one supervision, you must organise for either a teacher aide or parent to accompany him/her. Mt Roskill Primary School, Frost Road, Mt Roskill, Friday 6th April 2018 from 9.45am-12.30pm, Saving Day is the following week (Thursday 12th April). Primary School Registrar: Melanie Sannum, 09 620 5050 ext 856, Mt Roskill Primary, ecadmin@mrps.school.nz or Intermediate School Registrar: Margaret Gaiqui 09 620 7907, mgaiqui@mri.school.nz. Donations. this is not a condition of entry, but Mt Roskill Primary School covers a lot of the costs, which come to approximately $7.50 per competitor.

Auckland Lantern Festival
Thursday 1st March, 7pm – 10.30 pm. Friday to Sunday, 2nd – 4th March, 4pm – 10.30 pm, Come and enjoy New Zealand largest Chinese festival to celebrate their New Year. Food stalls will be there. All sort of performances, children fun rides and look all different type of Chinese lanterns. All ages welcome. Free entry. For more information click here

Basic Self Defence 6-15yo special needs  children – free
Self Defence, fitness and co-ordination. 6-15yo. Starts 23rd February, Community Resource centre, 8 Ratanui St, Henderson. Run by 4 qualified instructors. Fitness focus, coordination, bullying and self confidence. This programme has been specialised and formulated by Martin Lindgreen, Children’s martial arts specialist to suit children/youth with special needs. On completion of the course you will be given a certificate. Contact Darryn 021 233 0363.  click here for the flier.  Brighter Rainbows Childrens Charity.

Carnival Night
The Fickling Centre, Three Kings. 24th February, from 7pm. Southern Steel Band, The Caribbeanz Southern Stars and the Panimals plus live DJ, limbo competition and more. Eftpos available. Come dressed in your most colourful outfit. Tickets $20, children 5-12yo $10 and under 5s free. Tickets sold at the door. Click here for the flier

Cybersecurity for beginners – Takapuna
Click here for more information – Tips on keeping your personal information secure from hackers and scammers (e.g. device security, web browsing, and email safety). This introductory session is run by information technology expert Toby Malcolm and is suitable for tech novices. Toby is repeating the session each Monday through to the beginning of March. Limited spaces, booking is essential. Please email helen.woodhouse@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz or phone 09 890 4903 to secure a place.

Childrens Autism Foundation Workshops
Hands on Autism Workshop for all who are living or working with a young person on the Autism Spectrum, 9am-4pm, Saturday 24th February. This workshop will provide practical tools and strategies that you can easily implement in the home, school and wider community. Topics include – Guide to Autism, Strategies for Behaviour, Sensory Issues, Dealing with Anxiety. Free for families and carers (kindly supported by Disability Connect and Te Pou) $175 + GST per ticket per professional, lunch included please register online at www.autism.org.nz or 09 415 7406

Dance and Art Community Classes – Panmure – new
New community classes starting Anju’s Cultural Studio, 10 Clifton Court, Panmure.  Suitable for disability, please contact anjus.studionz@gmail.com .  starting 22nd February.  Bollywood Dance Fun and Activity Class 9.30-10.30am, $5 per person.  Painting/Art and Craft Class – 10.30am-12pm. $10 per person. Click here for their website.  Click here for the flier.

Disability Advisory Panel public meeting 1st March
Thursday 1st March, 1-3.30pm, Council Chamber, Town Hall, 301-303 Queen St, Auckland.  The Disability Advisory Panel offers the views and voices of Auckland’s disability communities on the Auckland Council’s regional panel and policies.  Please join us to find out about the panel and the council’s current projects and programmes.  Click here for the flier.

Disability Gymnastics Howick
Click here for more information. Classes have now started 3.30-4.15pm Wednesdays, 5yo plus. The cost is $156 per term and could use carer support or Halberg funding could be applied for children with a physical disability. The object of this class would be to provide those children with physical and intellectual disabilities an opportunity to learn gymnastic skills in a fun and safe environment. Children would also improve their strength, co-ordination and motor skills. Parent participation is not required for this class (but will be discussed case by case). Numbers would be limited to 5-6 children to optimise what the class could offer. We are also offering general classes that will be inclusive to all and a support person will be assisting. This will cost additional more than the disability class. We are also looking for interest for a preschool class so if you are intesreted please ring Angela. Please call 09 576 8400 Angela or email enquiries@howickgym.co.nz or schools@howickgym.co.nz

Discovery for Teens Events 2018
Click here for information on the following. April School Holidays: – Sunday 22nd April – Saturday 28th April – Ngaruawahia. Registration will be Manukau (venue tbc) from 7-8am. We will bus the teens to Ngaruawahia from there. For teens flying into Auckland you will need a flight arriving prior to 7.30am, or contact us to arrange a billet for the night before.
October School Holidays: Sunday 7th October – Saturday 13th October) – West Auckland. Registration will be at the venue in West Auckland between 9-10am. For teens flying into Auckland you will need a flight arriving prior to 8am or contact us to arrange a billet for the night before.
Discovery for Teens Camp is 7-days/6-nights for 14-18 year olds run during school holidays. If your teen is 13 and at High School please contact the office for an enrolment interview. One third of the programme focuses on academic skills: study skills, speed reading and exam strategies. Two thirds focussing on life skills. The life skills components include: communication, relationships, leadership, goal setting/planning and team work. Discovery is also designed to give teens increased confidence and a toolbox of strategies to help them overcome challenges and navigate the difficult teen years. Teens come out with improved self-confidence, motivation and commitment. Discovery is full of activity-based experiences and includes a parent’s day workshop on the final day of the programme. We have a minimum ratio of one staff member for every four teenagers, ensuring that the teens are fully supported through their Discovery journey. We are also able to accommodate special dietary requirements e.g. gluten free, dairy free etc.

FANZ (Framework for Autism in New Zealand) – Upcoming Programme
Supporting an individual on the Autism Spectrum. FANZ is a two-day introductory programme about autism that enables participants to create a framework for understanding and supporting a person with autism. Participants will learn to – Understand autism and identify how it may present in the person with autism, Use practical strategies to interact and support the person with autism e.g. use of visual supports, write stories for understanding, and teach new activities, Support the person with autism in a variety of settings, Prevent/reduce and better manage challenging behaviour. FANZ is specifically designed for family/whānau/caregivers, educators, health professionals, and anyone involved with a child or adult on the Autism Spectrum, who wants a further understanding about autism and practical strategies, to enhance the lives and maximise the learning opportunities of those with autism. Auckland, 14–15 March. 9.30am–3.30pm (both days), unless otherwise advised. Venue details provided after registration. Cost per person (subject to change), Family/Whānau: $50.00, Professionals: $175.00. Please complete the FANZ Registration Form and return to: or email training@autismnz.org.nz Ph (04) 803 3501 or PO Box 33481, Petone, Lower Hutt 5046. This form can be filled in electronically. A printable version, or a large-text version of this form is available on request, please email training@autismnz.org.nz. If you require a different accessibility option please email your query and we will see how we can help.

Film Stars Wanted – Adults who have successfully gained employment
I am currently producing a series of short films that will tell the stories of young adults with special needs who have successfully gained employment. Each ‘story’ will feature filmed footage/interviews with some or all of the following – the young adult, their close family, their place of work, their employer, their work colleagues.  The films, directed by Angela Bloomfield, will then be available to view on the Project Employ website (not yet up and running) which will serve as a platform geared towards educating and motivating other young adults, their families and potential employers with regards to people with special needs getting out into the work force. Project Employ will be promoted via a nationwide tour, during which the films will be shown and motivational guest speakers eg young adults and business owners from each region, will share their stories with potential employers and local families. The aim of Project Employ is to break down some of the barriers between those with special needs and business owners, and to highlight the many benefits of employing these hard working, reliable young adults. If you would like to star in one of the Project Employ short films, and are currently employed in full/part time work, please contact me on 021 2311 837 or at sdannhoare@wvss.school.nz for further information. Thank you in advance, and I look forward to hearing all your successful employment stories,

First Signs Family Gatherings 2018
Auckland Deaf Society, 164 Balmoral Road, Mount Eden, Saturday 24th February, 28th April, 23rd June. 3-5pm, Free. These gatherings are for Deaf children or children of Deaf adults aged 0-5 and their families. There will be NZSL activities and story time. If you would more information please contact Fallon Simchowitz by email: fallon.simchowitz@deaf.org.nz or text: 021 278 8804.

Flourishing Friendships – International Women’s day – discounted membership for all ladies until 31st July
March 8th, To celebrate International Women’s Day we are offering all ladies membership till 31st July for only $40.  Give us a call, email or text or message to find out more details.  flourishingfriendships16@gmail16.co.nz or Sarah 021 135 3560 or Diane 027 629 0696  Click here for the flier.

Group Exercise for Kids/teenagers with special needs – Kohimarama
Introducing ‘Gym buddies’ a weekly adapted group gym session including dance, non-contact boxing and circuit training for kids/teenagers with special needs. All levels welcome, Thursdays starting 22 February, Eastern Bays Fitness Centre, Kohimarama.  Please register admincollege@physiorehabgroup.co.nz or 09 524 0633 or click here for the flier.

Healthy Babies Course – South Asian Families
The Asian Network Incorporated is excited to deliver this programme to families within the Auckland and Waitemata District Health Board areas. The content and delivery of this programme is suitable for Pregnant South Asian mothers, parents/caregivers of young children under 4yrs. Otahuhu Town Hall Community Centre [Lower Conference Room] 6, 13,20, 27th March, 2018 [ four days over a month course] 10:30am to 12:30pm, contact Shabnam on 021 173 8178 for registration forms.  Click here for the flier.

Horizons Outward Bound Click here for more information and register your interest to be a support worker here. Take your independence to the next level with an adapted 8 day Horizons course. You’ll be placed in a team of 12 others with a range of intellectual disabilities, working together as a team and supporting one another to overcome the week’s challenges.  Horizons is ideal for those aged 18+ with an intellectual disability.  See our FAQs for conditions on course entry.

Improving Life Outcomes Workshops
All workshops will be held in the Point Chevalier Library Meeting Room, cnr Great North and Point Chevalier Roads, Auckland. Places are limited. Please email info@improvinglifeoutcomes.org.nz to book. More details on each workshop can be found on their website here. Teacher Aide Training Package – Introduction to being a Teacher Aide, Friday, 16 March 2018, 9.30-11.30am, Donation. Visual Communication – The Basics and Much More, Friday, 6 April 2018, 9.30-11.30am, $45 per person. Visual Communication in the Classroom – For Teachers and Teacher Aides. Friday 4 May 2018, 9.30-11.30am, $45 per person. Education – Using Strategies and Resources for Learning, Friday 15 June 2018, 9.30-12.00pm, $55 per person. Flexible Learning for Special Needs and Learning Difficulties – For Teachers and Teacher Aides, Friday 29 June 2018, 9.30-11.30am, $45 per person. Managing Behaviours in children – Using Visual Strategies and Resources, Friday 17 August 2018, 9.30-11.30am, $45 per person. How to Overcome Obstacles and Achieve Goals with Children’s Learning, Friday 19 October 2018, 9.30-11.30am, $45 per person

Incredible Years Henderson 2018 Course
Click here for more information. It is a proven parenting programme that gives New Zealand families the confidence to succeed. It’s for parents of children aged 3-8 years and involves weekly sessions for 14 weeks. Over the weeks, parents develop strategies to build positive relationships with their children and manage unwanted behaviours like aggressiveness, tantrums, swearing, yelling, hitting, answering back and refusing to do as asked. Wednesdays starting 7th March, 9.30am-12pm, Family Works, 3 Montel Ave, Henderson. Book 09 835 1288 or admin.waitakere@fwn.org.nz

Interacting weekly classes in the community in drama, film making and Hip hop
Click here for more information on these classes held in Manurewa, Mt Albert and Henderson. All classes cost $10 and are run by experienced tutors. For more details and to book a place call Paula 09 849 5595 Interacting123@gmail.com

Kids Connect Camp
Our annual Kids Connect camp for children with disabilities is coming up on 9th – 11th March 2018. Please click for more information here. Would you please forward the attached information to your contacts who may be interested in sending children to the camp. We do appreciate those of you who pass on this information so that as many families as possible can hear about the camp. If you have any questions, please contact me Tuesday – Thursday at the CBM office 09 6305271 or on my cell phone 021 146 4477.

Mapura Studios Classes
Mairangi Bay Cartooning 2018. Click here for more information. This is an open studio cartooning group focusing on comics and illustration where students will experience the possibilities of combining image and text, character development and creating humour through drawing from personal experience. Students will develop. This course is open to people of all abilities 8-16 years old. It will provide a collaborative and empowering space for the creation and sharing of an expanded comic art form. Fridays 4-5pm, accepting carer support. Contact Alex info@mapurastudios.org.nz 09 845 5361.
North Shore Art Therapy Group. Click here for more information. An open studio group for youth of all abilities and ages. Particular provision is made for those with autism and other special needs. The facilitator works to progress art making abilities and to extend group-held, collective themes of interest on which to base subject matter for creative projects. Tuesdays 4-5.30pm, $250 per term or carer support. Contact Alex info@mapurastudios.org.nz 09 845 5361

Music and Fun Playgroup for Special Needs – Remuera
Music & Fun Playgroup gives children with special needs, age 18 months to 5 years, and their parents/carers the chance to play and socialise in a fun and supportive environment. Music is an important part of the group. Run by retired paediatric therapists & parents. Welcome to Music and Fun playgroup. 9.45-11.15am, every 2nd Wednesday during the school term, Courtyard room, Community of St Luke, 130 Remuera Road, Newmarket. Preschool children with special needs, age 18 months – 5 years, plenty of parking to the left of the Church or around the back on the right of the Church, please bring morning tea for your child and a gold coin koha for tea/coffee & use of the room. Dates for 2018  Wednesdays -7 Feb-2 May, 25 July-17 Oct, 21 Feb-16 May, 8 Aug-31 Oct, 7 Mar-30 May, 22 Aug -14 Nov, 21 Mar-13 June, 5 Sept-28 Nov, 4 April-27 June, 19 Sept-12 Dec. School holidays 13 April – 30 April School holidays 6 July – 23 July School holidays 28 Sept – 15 October.  Look at their website here.

My Break
Click here for more information. Mybreak events are designed for small groups of youth and young adults with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities between the ages of 15-35 years.A perfect fit for current Recreate youth and young adult participants. Participants will be able to enjoy socialising with others in a safe environment, under the care of trained and experienced Recreate facilitators you will be familiar with. If you have questions about Mybreaks, please email matt@recreate.org.nz. Here is a video of how it works.

My Life, My Way
This exciting workshop uses fun tools and collaborative team processes over five days to meet the needs of children and adults with autism or aspergers and their family/whanau.  Presented by Andrea Graham, Philip Patston, Wayne Prince, Deb Hipperston and a Manawanui in Charge representative.  This event is free for you to attend but you must attend all five days 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th February and 6th March.  9am-3pm, book at andrea@andreagraham.co.nz or 027 541 2518.  Or click here for the flier. Are you looking for great outcomes in 2018!

New Support Group New Lynn
We help organise a support group for the Auckland areas of New Lynn, Green Bay, Blockhouse Bay, Titirangi and surrounding areas for anyone living with or educating an individual with special needs. We meet once or twice a term. We have a mix of natter sessions, topic sessions and guest speakers. The group runs a positive environment where we offer each other understanding and advice. Having both parents/caregivers and school staff involved we are able to learn from each other, understand the challenges involved from both perspectives and work together to support each other. If you would like to join our group please email Angela at info@improvinglifeoutcomes.org.nz. We meet in the meeting room at Oaklynn Special School in Mayville Ave, New Lynn. Meeting Dates for Term 1 2018 are: Parent/Caregiver only natter session, Wednesday 14th March 9-10.15am. Educators and Parents/Caregivers joint session, Thursday 5th April 1-2pm

Otahuhu Family Fun Day – 24th February
Toia, Mason Ave, Otahuhu, 10am-2pm, Major prizes from Sony and other giveaways.  Children’s activities and entertainement including tea cup ride, bouncy castles, screamer slide, cake decorating, sausage sizzle, halal food, fruit, water and lots of giveaways and entertainment. Click here for the flier.

Parafed Activities
Para Athletics Training. Click here for more information. All ability levels, all age groups, all physical and visual impairments. All inclusive. Training dates 4th March – North Harbour Bays, 25th March – Owairaka. All sessions run between 10am-12pm, with different times for different age groups. Training for track and field events. Owairaka – Lovelock Track, 744 Sandringham Road Ext, Mt Roskill. North Harbour Bays, AUT Millenium, 17 Antares Pl, Rosedale. For more info go to www.auckland.co.nz/athletics or contact lizzie@parafedauckland.co.nz.
Parafed Auckland Junior Programme.  Click here for more information
For 5 years+, make friends, have fun, keep fit and healthy. 10th Feb, 10th March, 7th April. Whanau welcome, first 2 sessions free. Catering for visually impaired participants, and a range of physical impairments. To register and find out more info go to www.parafedauckland.co.nz/junior or email emma@parafedauckland.co.nz.
Pasifika Strength and Conditioning Programme.  Click here for more information
For those with physical and visual impairments and their whanau. Want to improve health and get in shape? Interested in meeting new people? Like to have fun? After an activity the whole family can do? Wed 4.30-6.30pm, drop in session, Auckland Spinal unit, Otara. For more info www.parafedauckland.co.nz/strength or james@parafedauckland.co.nz
Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Training Sessions – Monthly Sundays, Spinal Unit Gym, 3.30-5.30pm, 25th Feb, 25th Mar.  Leading up to the Kelly Griffin Challenge 14/15th April.  Suitable for experienced and beginner players, 12-112 years old.  Chairs provided. Click here for flier. For more info www.parafedauckland.co.nz/wwcbb or lizzie@parafedauckland.co.nz.

Phab Activities
Contact Chewy for information on the below programmes – chewy@phab.org.nz or 09 488 7490
Click here for more information on PHAB is an organisation that ‘walks the talk’, we are inclusive and promote and support self-reliance that enhances the social opportunities for people with disabilities. PHAB provides weekly social experiences for people with disabilities aged 16 and over participants become an important and valued member of their communities, make friends and most of all have fun. PHAB’s overall purpose is one of integration, inclusion and opportunity. We actively support our members towards designing meaningful lives for themselves. PHAB runs 15 weekly social groups, a holiday program, an exercise program, a day program that focuses on building confidence and teaching life skills and multiple one off fun events.
Phab Active Choice Exercise – Free exercise class for young people with disabilities. The ACE program is a fitness and nutrition programme designed for disabled young people living on the North Shore. PHAB are partnering with Comprehensive Care PHO to deliver the programme. The ACE program aims to create lifestyle change in these young adults, and through exercise and nutrition education, they can play an active part in their own health and wellbeing. Current participants include young adults with physical, sensory and intellectual impairments and parents/caregivers are welcome to attend. The exercise and nutrition sessions are run weekly by local personal trainer Nick Jury. The ACE programme runs from the PHAB Building, 8 Auburn Street, Takapuna on Saturday mornings from 10am to 12pm, Sessions are free.
Holiday Program – PHD’s (PHAB Hangout Day’s), Our holiday program runs from Tuesday to Friday both weeks of the school holidays from 8.30am to 4.30pm. We have some great fun activities such as a visits to the Zoo and other interesting places, arts and craft days, entertainers, movies, bowling-bumper cars-laser tag, baking and plenty more fun ideas. The fee is $87.40 (inc GST) a day or a Carer Support day per day.
Phab Social groups. PHAB clubs are a safe engaging environment where you can have lots of social and recreational interactions whilst increasing confidence, community involvement, life skills and most importantly of all……have FUN! We have 14 clubs Auckland wide and 2 in Christchurch. Some of the activities we get involved in: Movies, bowling, Meals, cooking, arts and crafts, visits to attractions and events, treasure hunts, make a movie, photo shoot, fancy dress party, games night, interactive music session, pot luck dinner, Photo shoot hunt, my kitchen rules, dance class , horse riding, pet therapy and disco’s. We do have spaces in some of our clubs so please contact us if you or someone you know is looking for increased social interaction, a chance to build social skills, develop independence and have fun!
Phab Youth Workers Required – We are looking forward to a superb year and we are also looking for some fresh faces. Here are the opportunities available: PHAB currently have 3 positions available for Youth Workers in Auckland. The role is to support people with disabilities in fun social groups. Experience is preferred but not necessary. Please contact Chewy on 09 488 7490 or email chewy@phab.org.nz to find out more. Albany Group – 5.45pm – 8.15pm on Thursdays, Central Juniors Group (Mount Albert) – 3.15pm – 5.45pm on Mondays, Teens Dyspraxia Group (Takapuna) – 6.15pm – 8.45pm – fortnightly on Mondays.

Safari Multicultural Playgroups – Henderson, Lynfield, Papatoetoe and Panmure
A place where children become school ready through learning experiences. Mums can attend free English classes and parenting sessions. Henderson Baptist Church, 321 Great North Rd, Henderson, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday. Safari Lynfield, Lynfield YMCA, 16 Griffen Park Rd, Lynfield, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday. Safari Papatoetoe PACT building, 311 Great South Rd, Papatoetoe, Wednesday & Thursday. Safari Panmure Panmure Community Centre, 7-13 Pilkington Road, Panmure Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. All are 9.30am – 12.30pm Please contact Shoma if you are interested to know about Safari Playgroup 09 625 2440 or email safari@arms-mrc.org.nz

Sewing Skills Programme
We will be starting a job skills program teaching sewing skills to individuals with special needs. If you are interested please email info@improvinglifeoutcomes.org.nz

Show your Ability 2018
Click here for more information. ASB Showgrounds, Tuesday 27th February, 9am-7.30pm

Success in Schools Course – Down Syndrome
Click here for more information. 5 & 6 March 2018, Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre in Mt Wellington. Facilitated by Kirsten McDonald, the Success in Schools course is for SENCO’s, teachers, teacher aides, specialist staff, occupational therapists and parent educators. These are two full day courses, starting at 8.30am and finishing at approximately 3.30pm. Keep an eye on your mailbox for a separate email with further details on the course content.

Take a Break for Families – IHC
All families, whānau and carers need a break from their caring routines from time-to-time to relax and put their feet up. Families who have children, young people or adults with an intellectual disability often face a range of pressures, be they emotional or financial, and it can be difficult to find an opportunity to take that much-needed time away to unwind and re-focus.Take a break with us is available to anyone who cares for a person with an intellectual disability or Autism living at home. It is a referral programme where families can be nominated and referred to Take a break by anyone – a friend, neighbour, support worker or an IHC Area Manager. You don’t need to be using IHC Services to be eligible. If you or someone you know are in need of a short break please complete the initial application form. Once we have received your application form we will let you or the family know by email if you or the family are eligible for a break. The receipient will need to complete an additional travel related form for us to start planning the short break. Please note that although you are welcome to bring members of your family on your break, we are unable to provide additional care for your child or children through the programme for when you are away. Click here for more information. If you require any further information about the application process please contact us on takeabreakwithus@ihc.org.nz or (04) 471 6569.  Register online here

Unpacking Disability Law
Registration is now open for ADL’s Unpacking Disability Law programme starting 13 March. This community based programme is focused on making your legal rights on disability easy to understand.  Sessions will include your rights on disability and discrimination, mental health, employment and when dealing with the Police.  For further information see the attached flyer or email info@adl.org.nz

Waitemata DHB Asian Health Day
To view the flier in Chinese click here, English click here, Korean Click here. This is for the Asian community members with a keen interest in health who live in the Waitemata DHB area, Tuesday, 27th Feb, 10am – 12pm, Netball North Harbour Stadium, 44 Northcote Rd, Northcote, Auckland. This is to increase awareness of the NZ health system and benefits of enrolling with a regular family doctor (GP); and to celebrate Lunar New Year – Year of the Dog. Free entry. Chinese and Korean language support available on the day (if needed). RSVP to Anna.kim@waitematadhb.govt.nz (Korean); Connie.zhang@waitematadhb.govt.nz (Chinese)

We Are One Concert
A concert celebrating diversity, Saturday 14th April, Sacred Heart College, Glendowie, 6pm festive food and refreshments, 7pm doors open for show.  Tickets $55 adults and $20 children.  on Eventfinda website.  click here for the flier

Wise Clubs – Massey, Mt Roskill, Panmure and Northcote have 2 new locations
Click here for more information Wise. Wise offer a safe and secure space for women in a cross cultural environment. Wise catering service offering a variety of authentic dishes from around the world and offer a diverse range of learning and training opportunities. WISE Hub, Henderson Baptist Church, 319 Great North Road Henderson (near the bus stop). Every Monday Morning, 10am to 12.30pm. WISE Hub Mt Roskill, Wesley Community Centre, 740 Sandringham Road Ext. Mt Roskill, Main floor,“Tarapunga Room” Every Friday Morning 10am to 12.30pm. WISE Hub Panmure, Panmure Community Centre, 7-13 Pilkington Road, Panmure. Every Thursday 10am-12.30pm. WISE Hub Northcote, De Paul House, 92-96 Onewa Road, Northcote. Every Wednesday 10am-12pm.

Young Adult Groups running in Counties area
IDEA Services have a Young Adults group running in the Papakura and Pukekohe areas? These groups have been created to enable young adults to build on their life skills through a variety of activities including sports, recreation, and volunteer work. For more information Iris Philip on 09 529 8714, 022 010 8243 or email iris.philip@idea.org.nz. Click on the facebook page – Youth Activities Pukekohe

Youth Scholarship Morning Tea
Click here for more information from the Discovery Foundation are delighted to announce that we have 100 personal development and leadership scholarships available in 2018 for High School Students. There are three tiers of scholarships available. We will also cover a range of other funding opportunities for young people. Thursday 22nd February, 10am – 11.30am, Tri Star Gym Conference Room, 55 Arundel Street, Mt Roskill. The Discovery Foundation’s mission is to provide young people (not at risk) the skills, tools and strategies that enable them to get the best out of life. Discovery has been carefully designed to inspire, strong self-esteem, personal leadership and to encourage young people to reach their full potential. RSVP admin@discoveryforteens.org.nz

 

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