Keep up with what New Zealand amputees are doing around the country and internationally in our news section. Articles from newspapers, magazines and websites – all with a focus on NZ amputees and issues that concern them.
Limb Centre annual shutdown dates for the Christmas & New Year period. All centres will be closed from midday 24 December 2014 and reopening again on Monday 5 January 2015.
The team at NZALS would like to take this opportunity to send you season greetings, best wishes for a happy holiday and a wonderful New Year.
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Raumati teen Sean Prendeville says with some help his new backwards foot should let him do the normal everyday things he wants to do, like swimming and tramping.
Read the full news article about Teen's foot attached backwards where knee should be
Liam Malone hopes to run the 100 metres, 200m and 400m in Rio.
Read the full news article about Legless Liam Malone is blade-running to Rio
NEED FOR SPEED: Jono Brownjohn is in the top five in the world for high jump for an athlete with a disability, and with his new leg, he hopes to take it even further.
Read the full news article about From chance meeting to a new leg
TESTING TIMES: Two years ago, Ian Winson thought being able to walk 5 kilometres was just a year away but his recovery has been a trial of patience.
Read the full news article about In the footsteps of a legend
NZALS Chairman announces resignation of Chief Executive
Read the full news article about NZALS Board announcement
Marty Clark made a decision very quickly when he was told that he had lost his leg after a horrific motorcycle accident. He refused to let the accident prevent him from living his life. In his own words, he chose to fight on.
Read the full news article about "You never know what you're capable of until you try"
A team at the School of Physiotherapy at Otago University is carrying out a study, as part of a PhD programme to identify participation levels, activity patterns and barriers to participation of children with movement difficulties. As such, the research team is seeking children aged between 6 – 12 years who have problems with mobility, dexterity or agility and who are able to understand simple questions.
Read the full news article about Leisure participation study of children with mobility difficulties
Martin Leeper's hike over Moss Pass in the Nelson Lakes National Park in December presented more of a challenge for him than for most. An above-the-knee amputee, Martin completed the mountainous 5 day hike to the Blue Lake.
Read the full news article about Martin Leeper's December traverse of the Moss Pass
Christmas wish comes early for young amputee
Read the full news article about All I want for Christmas is a bike and a new hand