The KiwiAble Leisure Card offers discounts at pools, stadiums, theatres, fitness centres, recreation centres, attractions, educational facilities and more, for people with disabilities.
The card is an initiative of Christchurch City Council Leisure and aims to reduce the cost for people with disabilities to participate in recreation, sport and leisure.
A Leisure Card is FREE to people within the Christchurch City Council ward and costs $5 for anyone living outside the area. It runs for two years, after which you need to re-apply. Card-holders receive a discount information booklet as well as regular newsletters.
Who Can Get a KiwiAble Leisure Card?
You are eligible if you are:
- On an invalids’ benefit
- On a sickness benefit
- On long-term ACC (52 weeks or more)
- Under 16 years of age AND receiving Child Disability Allowance, OR a member of an organisation such as Parafed Canterbury, NZCCS or IHC. OR able to supply a letter from your doctor or school.
How to Apply
Application forms are available from:
Christchurch City Council Leisure
Civic Offices, 163-173 Tuam Street, Christchurch
or any council service centre or Christchurch City Council Leisure Centre.
Send in your completed application form to:
KiwiAble Leisure Card Coordinator
Christchurch City Council Leisure
PO Box 237
NOTE: You MUST include an ID photograph of yourself and confirmation that you are eligible, e.g. a letter received within the last year from Work and Income New Zealand.
For further information contact: KiwiAble Leisure Card Coordinator, phone (03)941 8297, fax (03)941 8267, or email: email@example.com
This information on KiwiAble is taken from the “Recreation Directory for People with Disabilities” and included on Crying Over Spilt Milk with permission from the coordinator.
Hi ladies. My daughter is now 9 months old and we have finally weaned her from her reflux meds however we are still (even with meds) suffering with insane amounts of spit up. Even after solid meals of finger foods only! I am so overwhelmed trying to always explain why my baby is covered in some sort of spit up and we can not go on play dates bc the other moms freak out. I have had so many days of crying over these dirty carpets and soaked clothes and I am really having a hard time seeing g the light at the end of this tunnel. The doctors just tell me to wait because she's gaining well and not painful anymore but I am just soooo tired of saying/hearing 'it's just just a laundry issue'. What about a sanity issue?? If I see one more baby who has never spit up more than a dribble I am going to freak out!
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Hi Ladies, my 12 week old has silent reflux, was put on neocate with suspected milk intolerance but symptoms never went away untill we suspected reflux was put on gaviscon, helped alot, still wouldnt sleep in the day would wake crying so was put on losec, been on this for three weeks and stil no improvement. And he has started to spill now with every feed. Im wondering if the neocate isn't right for him and considering normal formula. Or would that make things worse?? Any ideas :) Thanks
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Hi, im after some advice/help. I have a 7 week old son that has been diagnosed with servere reflux and colic.( he also has a upper lip tie and doesnt feed well anyway) We were prescribed infant gavison to help with the reflux but it has blocked him up horrendously. we were told to stop it and have been given a laxative to help clear him out. yesterday the doctor was talking about prescribing him an entensively hydrolysed formula (pepti Junior) and trialing before we can look at the Neocate as she thinks he may have a cows milk allergy. Today she has rung and said there is a new formula out from Karicare. Its called Karicare Plus comfort which is partially hydrolysed. And that i need to pick one and trial it. Im so confused and googling all this info has confused me even more. HELP PLEASE
Hi ladies, is it ok to give a reflux baby infacol wind drops?? Or will it make his reflux worse??? Thanks
The most efficient way to speak to one of the Gastric Reflux Support Network NZ staff is to text a message to 022 585 5935. Include your name, phone numbers or email and a brief explanation of why you are contacting us. We will contact you as soon as possible. Gastric Reflux Support Network NZ for Parents of Infants and Children Charitable Trust (GRSNNZ) appreciates your donations so that we can continue to support families coping with gastric reflux. http://www.givealittle.co.nz/org/GRSNNZ
Can you get samples of Neocate or similar from anywhere?
Does anyone know if there is any kind of parents support page for kids with allergies? Sorry not entirely reflux related but since they often go hand in hand thought id ask here. Thanks :)
The most efficient way to speak to one of the Gastric Reflux Support Network NZ staff is to text a message to 022 585 5935. Include your name, phone numbers or email and a brief explanation of why you are contacting us. We will contact you as soon as possible.
Hi there, I have just today searched for & found your page as I am desperate to find some relief for my 7.5 week old who is in pain & discomfort. My 7 week old was born 4weeks early via c-section & we are seeing a cranio-osteopath for a number of the interventions she needed during & post birth. After the last 2 treatments she has what seems like reflux symptoms, last time (3 weeks ago) was for 6 days, this time we are on day four. She screams for hours after feeds in pain, no holding position really works better than others, we just fluke a good position which may only offer a few minutes relief or she goes into an exhausted pained sleep. She can't sleep on her back in bed during the day (have tried propping it) so I either put her on her tummy (works sometimes) or hold her upright tummy to tummy at varying degrees on me in the ring sling, we need to sleep like that at night sometimes too. She used to wind well & was spilly at times but it didn't seem like an issue. Now she often doesn't burp or spill at all, gets tense & upset instead. Also her saliva gets so thick & it sounds like she's choking & struggling to breathe past it in her throat. I have tried shorter feeds more often but it doesn't really help - and how does this work if she is screaming for 2-3+ hours (more feeding makes it worse) then going to sleep? How will she get enough if every feed is smaller? I don't want to wake her as it all starts again & we both need to recharge too. Any advice much appreciated, I don't know what to do for her & it's so distressing!
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/812388?nlid=35583_2047&src=wnl_edit_medn_peds&uac=76049AV&spon=9 :-) - Conclusion is also that it is likely to do no harm either.
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HAMILTON people - how many of you are out there and reading this post??? I'm just replying to a message regarding our COGS Funding Application for the Hamilton area. As our Trust has just moved from the Hamilton area to the Canterbury area, they want to know how many people we are supporting in Hamilton on a weekly basis. I know how many members we have in Hamilton, but of course we support more via our website and this Facebook page. Please LIKE this post if you are in Hamilton and reading this BUT only if you are in Hamilton. :-) Many thanks for your help. Roslyn National Coordinator Gastric Reflux Support Network NZ for Parents of Infants and Children Charitable Trust
Constipation with infant gaviscon...just wondering if baby's system "gets used to it"?
Sorry but need to vent...my daughter who is now 18months had a pre-op check today for her grommet procedure on Monday, met with another new doctor today who obviously only briefly read her file and noted reflux she then proceeded to check her arms and state how chubby she was and that would make inserting a drip harder and because she is reflux there is a chance the mask could make her sick - she then stated 'obviously she hasn't got bad reflux because she is still quite chubby!' um, well obviously you haven't been her doctor for the last 18months and have no idea of the ordeal the reflux actually has been fir her or our family...this made me wild! Anyone else encountered this attitude??