Author: Madina Turgieva

Stephanie White
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Stephanie White

Stephanie White is a natural extrovert. It is the last day of term at Riding for the Disabled and Stephanie is giving away hugs, saying her farewells and getting in just one more photo of her and her friends. With a headful of cocoa-coloured curls, a button nose covered in […]

Attitude Awards
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Attitude Awards

Manawanui is proud to be sponsoring the Emerging Athletes category of this year’s attitude awards. We encourage you to get to know these fabulous young people and vote for one of them by clicking here.   Tupou Seini Neiufi Tupou Seini Neiufi was hit by a speeding car at the […]

Conference on Self Direction
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Conference on Self Direction

On 16/17 of November Manawanui held its first conference on self direction featuring exciting presenters like Marc Fenton, Simon Duffy, Mary Fisher and Paul Gibson. Photos From the Event Please find below videos from our keynote speakers. Marc Fenton Marc Fenton – founder and president of an organisation in the US […]

Amy Hogan
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Amy Hogan

Upon meeting Amy Hogan, one thing becomes apparent very quickly, she is a force of nature to be reckoned with. In her 29 years, Amy has held more roles than some do in a lifetime, including conducting seminars, advising government policy, volunteering for Mobility Assistance Dogs Trust, public speaking, guest […]

Sue Yovich
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Sue Yovich

With a confident gaze and a voice that commands attention, it is apparent that Sue Yovich is a very strong woman. She has to be; she’s had a tougher life than many. Sue explains: “I was in state care from 2 months old until 15 years old. I ended up […]

Health and Safety Handbook
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Health and Safety Handbook

Health and Safety is everyone’s responsibility. As you are using Individualised Funding, your home is also a workplace. It is important that you understand your responsibilities under current Health and Safety regulations and what this means in the home environment which is also a place of work. This is why […]

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Maxine Palmer

Maxine has Muscular Dystrophy. With Individualised Funding she gets a better quality of life. Unable to weight-bear Maxine goes swimming weekly which she finds liberating and which she credits with recently making it to 38…

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Diane Anderson

With Manawanui, Melanie is happy to have found a reliable person who treats her mother with the care and respect she deserves. Her mother Diane is also glad to have found a friend in her carer, often cooking a meal together, among other things. Diane has Huntington’s disease.