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Stand Tall app stood proud at New Zealand's hi-tech awards

May 29, 2024

Stand Tall made the finals for the prestigious Best Hi-Tech Solution for the Public Good Award announced in May. Stand Tall is a free budgeting game that teaches young people with intellectual disability how to manage money.

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Ray parts company from his 'darling' Draga

May 29, 2024

Ray Urlich has reached Southeast Asia on his motorcycle journey across the world, but he and his darling Draga had to part company in Perth.

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Silent crisis in health - advocate calls for action

May 29, 2024

Shocking statistics reveal a stark contrast in health outcomes for people with disabilities compared to the general population.

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Tributes flow for Sir Robert - a ground-breaking champion

May 29, 2024

Heartfelt tributes from the disability community flowed following the news that Sir Robert Martin, a lifetime champion for people with intellectual disabilities, had died in Whanganui in May.

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IHC Art Awards launches new scholarship for studios

May 29, 2024

In the latest innovation for the IHC Art Awards, a new award has been launched for studios that support artists with intellectual disabilities.

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Eddie can spot a good calf and a generous farmer

May 29, 2024

Few people know the roads of rural Waikato better than Eddie Bennett. For years he delivered stock feed and fertiliser to farmers, carted frozen chickens and did courier deliveries.

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Say goodbye to Sandz Gallery - the home of champions

May 29, 2024

Say goodbye to Sandz Gallery and say hello to the Hamilton Grey Street Studio/Gallery, the new showcase for artists with intellectual disabilities.

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IHC expands support for families

May 29, 2024

IHC is expanding its Family-Wh?nau Liaison team into Waikato to make sure more families caring for people with intellectual disabilities can get the help they need.

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When the going gets tough, Kaye keeps going

May 29, 2024

Despite facing one of the biggest tests of her life, dairy farmer Kaye Quinlan will be on the road again this winter raising money for families living with intellectual disability.

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Ka rawe! That’s awesome!

March 5, 2024

Do you know the difference between a mihimihi and a pepeha? Do you know the words and actions to the IDEA Services waiata? How about what to do on a marae?

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