Entries by Coen Lammers

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WeThe15 campaigns to break down barriers

Launching at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, WeThe15 plans to initiate change over the next decade by bringing together the biggest coalition ever of international organisations from the world of sport, human rights, policy, communications, business, arts and entertainment. At a time when diversity and inclusion are hot topics, the 15% who have a disability […]

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Emotional farewell for Colin after 30 years at Hirepool

There’s a huge gap at Hirepool in Lower Hutt where Colin Bailey used to work. He’s retired from the Hutt Road branch after more than 30 years on the job. Colin’s farewell barbeque was an emotional day for everyone as Hirepool staff from across Wellington, along with Regional Manager Stuart Drew from Hawke’s Bay, came […]

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Rochelle Waters makes Canterbury proud

Rochelle Waters recently received the NZDSA National Achievement Award from Rt Hon Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy. She was nominated by the Canterbury Special Olympics administrator Helen Mitchell, who describes how Special Olympics are just part of Rochelle’s terrific list of achievements. I would like to nominate Rochelle Waters for the NZDSA 2020 National Achievement Awards. […]

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NZDSA appeals against pre-natal discrimination

NZDSA MEDIA RELEASE The New Zealand Down Syndrome Association (NZDSA) urgently calls on the Government to invest in disability attitude training for health professionals. A deeply disturbing article in the Sunday-Star Times yesterday clearly articulated and emphasised the traumatic discrimination many families experience during pre-natal screening tests, as well as the pressure to terminate their […]

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Governor-General honours Down syndrome trailblazers

Four members of the New Zealand Down syndrome community have been honoured for their amazing individual achievements at special function at Government House today. Jacob Dombroski, Rochelle Waters and Amelia Eades were bestowed with a National Achievement Award by Governor General Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy. The Governor-General, who is the patron of the New […]