Grants for Disability Equipment

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If you have a long-term disability that affects your ability to participate in your community, there’s a specific set of grants from the Lottery Grants Board available to assist. Most of the grants available from Lottery Individuals with Disabilities go to fund items to help with mobility, such as mobility scooters, wheelchairs, and vehicles that […]

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Scooters Users Cruise Afar

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Group of Mobility Scooter users on Kapiti streets

Mobility scooter use has increased with the growth of Kapiti District’s over-65 population and the expansion of shared pathways and accessible facilities. There is also a club to help users maintain and enjoy the safe use of mobility scooters… members sometimes travelling as far as Wellington on group runs. Well-Able in Paraparaumu (Marilyn, 2982914) coordinates […]

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Wheelchair access to Saab aircraft

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Air Chathams Saab 340 aircraft

The Air Chathams Saab 340 aircraft (pictured with queues waiting to check out the 34-seater at Kapiti Coast Airport’s open day) is well sorted for impaired users: An access ramp is available for the aircraft’s aisle wheelchair.  Folding, rigid and powerchairs can be carried in the hold.  With small mobility scooters powered by lithium-ion batteries, […]

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Waikanae township

Location Reviews
Waikanae central shop plaza

Compact shopping centre with central garden courtyards, cinema, library, Mahara Gallery, playground, cafes and takeaways, more shops along Main Road.  Large stores Countdown and, 150 metres north along Main Road, New World.  Across the railway line are Waikanae Railway Station, Bunnings, St Luke’s Church and the Parata urupa, a museum and Community Hall. […]

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Paraparaumu Beach

Location Reviews
Aerial View of Paraparaumu Beach Shopping Area

Beach-side centre with many cafes, restaurants and takeaways, motels and several apartment blocks.  Service providers range from Thai massage, real estate and hairdressers to car and computer repairs and self-serve petrol.  Toilets in adjacent Maclean Park. Saturday morning fruit, vegetables and food market — often with live music. […]

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Coastlands Shoppingtown

Location Reviews
Coastlands mall aerial view

A sprawling multi-building complex between the former state highway and Rimu Road.  Features include massive Food Court and additional cafes, takeaways, banks, meeting rooms, cinema, NZ Post shop, i-Site, medical centre open until 10 pm, taxi rank and subway access to Paraparaumu railway station.  Large stores include Pak ‘n Save, Briscoes, Countdown, Farmers and the […]

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Coastlands Aquatic Centre

Location Reviews Recreational
People swimming at the Parapaumu pool

The Coastlands Aquatic Centre consists of a 25×25-metre lane pool, with a moveable floor, heated to 28 degrees, a smaller programmes pool with ramp access and a water temperature of 32°c.  The PAK’n’SAVE Programmes Pool can be used for swimming lessons, hydrotherapy type activities, special needs groups and kids play sessions during SPLASH. The complex also features:  Toddlers’ pool […]

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Raumati Beach

Location Reviews
raumati beach shops

Compact village shopping area in Margaret, Rosetta and Raumati Roads.  Two mobility parks in Margaret Road, plus one on a slope in Rosetta Road.  One opposite Raumati Beach School (not ideal for disabled driver).One toilet across busy Rosetta Road – more toilets and parking through Marine Gardens reserve on beach access area. […]

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