Entries by Louisa

Jacob Dombroski gets role in Shortland Street

The Down syndrome community in New Zealand includes huge numbers of Shortland Street fans and they were excited to see Jacob Dombroski become the first actor with Down syndrome to feature in one of the country’s iconic shows. The Wellingtonian actor already has an impressive track record and performed his successful one-man dance, music and […]

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Duncan Armstrong claims major festival award

Duncan Armstrong claims Best Performance Award at Auckland Fringe Festival Duncan Armstrong is back home after taking Auckland Fringe Festival by storm. The success was a while in the making but Duncan managed to take his performing arts career to the next level by a collaboration with Nic and Rose from Everybody Cool Lives Here. […]

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Carlos’s speech impresses medical students

One evening in in March, I received an email from a dear friend, Ruby Wills, who is the Southern Coordinator of Upp Club Dunedin. She had sent me an invitation from The Med Students Association to speak at their Otago University Medical Students Conference. My role was to speak on behalf of people with Down […]