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Southern diabetic cyclist training with American team

from DRC Southland

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While most athletes watch what they eat, Southland cyclist Hamish Beadle takes it to the next level.

Swimmers something special

from DRC Southland

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A record number of more than 100 Special Olympic competitors, from seven schools in the lower South Island, turned out to show off their swimming skills at Splash Palace in...

One-handed inspiration chops up competition

from DRC Southland

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Competitive woodchopping is a tough sport, relying on strength, accuracy and style. Various styles were on show at this year’s Canterbury A&P Show in Christchurch, but none quite like Nick Fredriksen.

Rescued dog saves her owner's life again and again!

from DRC Southland

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Just like many dogs, when Maddy rests her head on her owner’s chest, she listens to his heart and to his breathing.

11,000 Disabled Children Lose Welfare Benefit

from DRC Southland

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More than 11,000 disabled children have lost access to a welfare benefit that is supposed to support them, as officials try to rein in previously-ballooning costs.

Just One Model With a Disability Is Not Enough

from DRC Southland

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Last week, 30-year-old American Horror Story actor Jamie Brewer walked the catwalk at New York Fashion Week.

Disability Rights Group Concerned Over Voluntary Euthanasia

from DRC Southland

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Not Dead Yet convenor Wendi Wicks said there could never be adequate protections for disabled people under voluntary euthanasia legislation.

Car Park Disability Status Disputed

from DRC Southland

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How can you tell when a line has been crossed? It's a question on which two councils cannot seem to agree.