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.
In April 2014, the New Zealand Artificial Limb Service is carrying out a survey of all amputees on its database. This survey will help the NZALS to find out about how people are managing with their prosthesis (artificial limb) and what further assistance, if any, would have been useful.
Read the full news article about Rehabilitation after amputation
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
From 3 December 2013, the New Zealand Artificial Limb Board officially became the New Zealand Artificial Limb Service.
Read the full news article about Official name change for NZALS
The Kiwi Gold Sailing Team are holding an Open Day for disabled sailors of all levels of ability on Saturday, 18 January 2014. The Open Day will held at the Emirates Team New Zealand Base at Halsey Street, Auckland.
Read the full news article about Open Day for disabled sailors in Auckland, Saturday 18 January 2014
Two New Zealand sailors are in search of a third crew member to join their Sonar (3 person keel boat) Paralympic Campaign.
Read the full news article about Sailing Opportunity - Crew members wanted
Monday, 6 May 2013 will see the reopening of the Wellington Limb Centre at 42 – 46 Mein Street, Newtown, Wellington.
Read the full news article about Wellington Limb Centre reopens
Due to unforeseen building issues, our premises in Mein Street are closed. Services are now being offered from Wellington Orthotic Centre, 3/5 George Street, Thorndon - Wellington. All other contact details remain the same.
Read the full news article about Wellington service resumes