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Where does the time go??

Where did the last two years go?? The Facebook “Memories” function is both a blessing and a curse sometimes.  It can be a curse by reminding us of sometimes painful moments, but the flip side of that is that “Memories” can also be a way remembering the good times and pivotal moments of your life …

Antnz on May 30, 2019

First post in awhile

It’s been a pretty busy few months!   This is my first post for a couple of months. I’ve been busy, and then really sick with that flu that has been going around and then really busy again. I put together a bit of a video of spur of the moment footage I took at …

Antnz on September 17, 2018

Alice Nash Memorial Heritage Lodge: Ruahine Forest Park

14 & 15 December 2017

Antnz on December 15, 2017

General update.

I haven’t posted a lot since the climbing competition. Once we got home and got ADNZ Ben sorted out, I crashed and have been having a few health issues.

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Paraclimbing Trip: Part II

Competition Day 1!
Qualification Rounds
 
I woke on Saturday 19th of August somewhat nervous. I knew I would be a little nervous, after telling myself for the days leading up to the competition “it’s ok, you’re just going to go have fun, climb, enjoy it and promote paraclimbing” but my mind had other ideas. I’ve always been “sporty” and competitive and that part of my brain kicked in and the mental game was on.

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Time to catch my breath! Paraclimbing Trip Part I

It’s been a full on few weeks!
 
Climbing NZ, Paraclimbing trip (I)
Well it’s certainly been a busy few weeks, and things didn’t go quite to plan; but it has certainly been a bit of an adventure! I’m having to take it a little easy so thanks for being patient on waiting on my blog and pictures, I am getting there, its just taking longer than I would like!

I have broken my Climbing NZ Paraclimbing Competition weekend into a series of blogs. This is Part I: Getting to Auckland.

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Climbing NZ Lead National Champs 2017; Q2 Paraclimbing Video, Antnz

This was my Second Qualification round at the Climbing NZ Lead Climbing Championships. This is the qualifier I fell off. From watching this I think I rushed slightly, didn’t double check my foot placement and when I went to load up my left leg my foot rolled off the hold.

Please bare with me, I didn’t get the rest and recovery I expected to after the competition, so I will be posting pics and my thoughts over the next few days!

Antnz

We made a little history!

Wow what a weekend!

On the 19th and 20th of August the Climbing NZ National Lead Championships was held at Extreme Edge, Glen Eden. This year was the first time that Para/Adaptive climbers participated in an offical Climbing NZ event.

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Quick Update

Yep, as usual I’m busy!

On Saturday I spent the day raising money for Assistance Dogs New Zealand Trust outside Pak ‘N’ Save, Palmerston North. I had a great but tiring day talking to people about the role ADNZ Ben plays in my life and how some of the other amazing dogs are changing lives for New Zealand families. Once again I am humbled by the generosity of Palmy Nth.

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Asssitance Dogs New Zealand Trust Annual Appeal

Its that time of year again, where those of us with Assistance Dogs NZ Trust Dogs get out and raise some funds to help other New Zealanders have better lives with the help of these amazing dogs.

If you can spend a few hours tomorrow or Saturday please get in touch with Wendy at the above numbers, we’d love to hear from you. Some of the sites around the country may not run because we don’t have enough people to help out. It takes a huge amount of time and money to get these dogs ready and out to families and we can’t do it without your help!

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Yep, I’ve been hectic!

The start of new developments!

 

Climbed so hard, my hands were shaking!
With the Paraclimbing event looming, I’ve managed to get into VertX a couple of times to try and get some (even if only a little) wall time in while also trying to do my maintenance exercises, keeping ADNZ Ben exercised, general living and getting involved in the Enabling Good Lives System Transformation.

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Pre Aug 1st Disabled Persons Meeting.

Just a quick note to let those in the Mid Central region that there is going to be a Disabled Person’s meeting on Tues the 25th July from 10 am till 12 noon at the Easie Living center on Main St. Just a bit of a get together to discuss the upcoming Enabling Good Lives forum on August 1st. This should give some clear direction as to what the community wants to see in their Leadership Group before heading in to the EGL forum.

Be good to see you there!