The Telefriend team holding the Telefriend call list.
Spotlight on: Telefriend, our award winning peer support team
George, Michael, Sue, Elaine, Gale and June. These names may be familiar to some readers as the group of dedicated...
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A volunteer guiding our client with a guide dog
A big thank you to all our volunteers
International Volunteer Day, 5 December, is an opportunity for us to acknowledge and thank our volunteers for their support and...
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Taryn Banks wears an Access Alliance t-shirt and smiles
Taryn on introducing accessibility legislation in NZ
Taryn Banks works in the Policy and Advocacy team and is part of the Access Matters campaign. She tells us...
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Paul Glass and his tandem bike captain Russell Shanks riding on a country road
Trailblazing cycle tour for Timaru man: Riding from Cape Reinga to the Bluff
It’s likely that Paul Glass, 63, will be the first person who is blind to attempt the Tour Aoteoroa –...
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Samantha Oxley in her graduation gown.
Financial support helps Sam
Samantha Oxley is a recipient of financial assistance through the Blind & Low Vision NZ’s Oppenheim Trust grant. She completed...
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Elizabeth East smiling
Adaptive technology training enabled Elizabeth to call 111
Elizabeth East and guide dog Yates Adaptive technology training helped Elizabeth East assist her friend in an emergency. Elizabeth and...
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Ezekiel Robson is smiling
Ezekiel running for council to represent the disability community
Ezekiel Robson, who has low vision, was fed up with the under representation of people with disabilities in leadership roles....
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Dick Lancaster is riding on a horse
Horse riding with no vision
Dick Lancaster, who is totally blind, says riding his horse Chumley is not that different to having a guide dog...
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Black labrador puppy in a red guide dog coat
Travelling with a guide dog – by Carmen Dobbie
Before I became a guide dog user, travelling for leisure or work involved sorting what I needed for family or...
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Lydia Charteris's profie photo, she wears a gudie dog T-shirt
Meet Lydia Charteris, Guide Dog colony Health Manager
We have a new team member at Blind Foundation Guide Dogs – Lydia Charteris who will be our Guide Dog...
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Close up of hands reading braille
97-year-old says Alexa smart speaker ‘enables me to read again’
Daphne French and her Alexa smart speaker One thing Daphne French, 97, misses most is reading the printed page. The...
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Close up of hands touching a tactile bird picture
Jonathan Mosen awarded Queen’s Birthday Honour
Congratulations to Jonathan Mosen, who was named a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2019 Queen’s...
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