The weather was lovely I took my Dog Mr Wopple for a walk around the Hatea Loop today and took some photos for my website accessiblewhangarei.co.nz And continued on into the main Hub Area

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We are disappointed in WDCs stance on mobility parking, I went to the council meeting, they call it democracy, some interesting numbers here to think about?     At the council meeting, it was claimed that there were 5000 mobility card holders in Whangarei. They claim to have asked the disabled community for submissions, they…

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I have had a very productive meeting today with representatives from Whangarei Hospital. The meeting was at my house. The meeting was to discuss my issue I have with their pedestrian entrances ways from the footpaths into the carpark. This has been another win for common sense, metal bollards are to be fitted at both…

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Hello it has now been 20 days without hearing from you, I repeat my complaint is well founded and very well documented on line, the delay is ridiculous. My visits to the hospital have been over a shoulder injury which I need an operation for. I am long term over 85% disabled. I have now…

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Today Monday 14-08-2017 I went to the WDC Disability Advisory group meeting to contribute my five cents worth, there were three councillors present, and representatives from disability groups of all types including deaf people also blind people and those less mobile like myself. I think I gave a good showing I was certainly one of the…

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So funny yesterday after shopping and using the new pocket park off the footbridge I was going around the Hatea loop on my mobility scooter without the dog, suddenly this young girl about 5 or 6 starts running alongside me, and says I am going to run with you, after about 20 metres I stopped…

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I am writing to complain about accessibility issues at ACC Whangarei, I am long term disabled after a childhood brain injury, I tested this in a legal case in 1987, because the extent of my disability was being challenged by Work and Income who insisted that I be assessed by their doctors, their doctors were…

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The Hatea Loop Walkway – Huarahi o te Whai, this fully accessible walkway is just fantastic for all users including wheelchairs and mobility scooters. My starting point is the Riverside Marina on Riverside Drive. The Hatea Loop walkway runs in a full loop of 4.2 k along both sides of  the Hatea river, the Riverside…

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I really like it at the clock museum just a good relaxing time to wind down after some hectic days. The staff are always helpful take the time to ponder here. Its at The Hub Whangarei.  

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Boswell Track Onerahi Whangarei I love this on my mobility scooter

Accessibility in Whangarei, this is a new blog being set up to let others talk about the accessibility issues they face in Whangarei. We really want to hear the good and the bad of accessibility in our city, comments will be open so we can hear what the rest of the country has to say.…

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