24 January - Tauranga MP Simon Bridges formally opens a new Community Living facility in Tauranga.
An IRIS initiative, the purpose built facility offers persons with moderate to severe disabilities the opportunity to live independently in the community.
Sunlive - The Bay's News First (0.05MB)
New home units with access to round the clock care offer persons with physical disabilities a chance to live independently in the community:
Bay of Plenty Times 13 Jan 2013 (1.76MB)
Spring issue dia-log - Put your Best Foot Forward
Dia-log, the magazine for Diabetes Auckland, take a look at IRIS Footcare services, talk to the nurses and make some recommendations for people with diabetes on caring for their feet.
18 June - Conductive Education Awareness Week
Conductive Education Awareness Week is on all around the country from 13 - 19 June 2011. Patron of the NZ Foundation for Conductive Education & NZ's very own Assistant Coach to the mighty AB's, Wayne Smith, speaks to the NZ Women's Weekly about his family's experience of Conductive Education.
Womans Weekly Conductive Education Awareness... (0.48MB)
17 April - IRIS Footcare
IRIS Footcare is the subject of Radio NZ's One in Five programme 'Feet First'. Mike Gourley talks to Celia, an IRIS Footcare Nurse about the challenges and joys of looking after people's feet. Listen to the Radio NZ broadcast here.
13 April - Cruise The Bays
Check out the photos in the East & Bays Courier of IRIS Cruise The Bays 2011, when Shortland Street star Robbie Magasiva (aka hunky doctor Maxwell) showed up to give race goers a little further encouragement, rewarding all who competed with a medal and a hug. East & Bays Courier Cruise The Bays (0.25MB)
Wednesday 9 March saw a phenomenal turnout for IRIS’ annual Cruise The Bays event along Auckland’s waterfront. With competitors of all ages involved, including Conductive Education students, the competition was fierce! A sausage sizzle and wheelchair football ended off the day, which was enjoyed by all, Shortie St stars included!
4 March - Cupcakes & Earthquakes
IRIS Conductive Education celebrated Purple Cupcake Day along with many others around NZ and the world - with Conductive Education raising much needed funds this year for children affected by the Christchurch earthquake. Read Rhiannon Horrell's article in the Central Leader. Cupcakes an Earthquakes.pdf (0.18MB)
27 January - IRIS Health hosts Maori-inspired workshop.
IRIS staff and clients in the Bay of Plenty meet with Maori elders and stakeholders, as reported in The Daily Post. dailypost_0111.pdf (0.16MB)
19 January - My Job: Healing with Creative Expression
IRIS Art Therapist Marion Gordon-Flower talks to the NZ Herald about her career in Art Therapy and why it's so rewarding. Read the full article online at nzherald.co.nz.
05 January - Dad's labour of love gives gift of freedom
Chris Havercourt, inventor extraordinaire and father of Brooke has found a great way to give children with cerebral palsy the freedom they so desire. Rhiannon Horrell explores his story in the Auckland City Harbour News.