Category: Inclusive NZ Community

Darrell and Allan setting things in motion through cycling

Riding along on a bike, with the wind in your hair, has got to be one of the most freeing sensations that we can experience. It seems to engender that feeling of not having a care in the world, perhaps it’s because it gives you a different perspective on it, as it whips past you…
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November 9, 2017 0

Joel’s P.A.T.H to a meaningful life

Joel has been on a remarkable journey of self-discovery since he undertook a PATH (Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope) with ConneXu last year. Being non-verbal, severely autistic, deaf and with limited communication, life for Joel and his supportive family hasn’t always been easy. In fact, managing the dynamic of Joel reacting physically to situations he…
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March 22, 2017 0

Afterschool programme making sport accessible to all

Getting back to basics is the main philosophy behind an innovative sports programme aimed at young people with disabilities in the Waikato. That is because the programme’s premise is based on the Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) approach where instead of teaching a specific sport, participants are taught basic sport skills such as target, net/wall,…
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February 15, 2017 0
Paul Rolton

Paul’s strong sense of community

There isn’t too much that Paul Rolton doesn’t like about the community he lives in.  But a definite highlight is taking in the ‘beautiful’ mountains that overlook Thames, especially during his morning paper round. Well, that and the people he comes into contact with every day, because engaging with the community is something that he…
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November 17, 2016 0
ConneXu people next to Motorbike.

ConneXu – Bringing out the best in people

Understanding the people they walk alongside, as well as their goals and inspirations has always remained front and centre of what ConneXu do. But, much like anything they engage in, enriching the services they offer has always been something they are keen to explore, so recently they sent eight of their staff on a ‘Deep Quality’…
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October 21, 2016 0