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IHC

Cooking classes add an extra ingredient

November 28, 2023

Cooking classes running at Comcol North Canterbury deliver a lot more than food prep.

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David recognised with lifetime award for advocacy

November 28, 2023

IHC Self-Advocacy Advisor David Corner has been awarded life membership of disabled people’s organisation People First – Ngā Tāngata Tuatahi.

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Stuart aimed for a great life for everybody

November 28, 2023

For 30 years Stuart Jenkins has spoken up for disabled people, not just from his home base in Northland but throughout the country.

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Elaine knows how to do the hard yards

November 28, 2023

Elaine Brown was missing in action for months from the IHC Op Shop in Pukekohe.

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IHC considers new role for the future

November 27, 2023

IHC is looking at the future role of its members as we adapt to changes in society and the different pressures on families.

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Neil Taylor stood shoulder to shoulder with Taranaki families

November 27, 2023

Former IHC Chair Neil Taylor died on 29 August ending his long commitment to this organisation and to the South Taranaki community he loved.

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Poor health of disabled people ignored

November 27, 2023

The health of people with intellectual disabilities is being neglected by health authorities.

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Monday stressbuster sessions are doing the trick

November 27, 2023

Every mother with a pre-teen or teenager needs a break. And it’s just as true for the kid, especially when mum is also their carer.

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Renee took to the stage with mana

November 27, 2023

Renee Marriott, a 42-year-old woman often isolated from the community because of her disability, reduced her mother to tears when she took to the stage in Ngā Tāngata Manawa o te Tai-tonga Kapa Haka Festival in Christchurch.

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Scammers lie in wait

November 27, 2023

It was late on a Sunday night when the email arrived warning Hugh that he had a problem. He was too tired to notice all the obvious signs that a scammer had him in their sights.

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