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Here’s an idea for the school holidays….

Everyday people, everyday places, everyday thingsFor those who may not have heard of the programme before, Sense Rugby is a rugby based Occupational Therapy program that was designed to help kids who usually find it difficult to be part of a sports team.

For more info about the sessions, or to register, please contact Erin at newzealand@senserugby.com.au. To find out more about Sense Rugby, head to their Facebook page or website.

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Heres an idea for the school holidays....

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Kerry spends a bit of time at the MenzShed Hastings Trust where he hones his creative skills while enjoying the opportunity to socialise.

Earlier this year, Cranford Hospice Stores – Hastings, Napier & Waipukurau asked if Kerry would be able to restore this wooden train.

Yesterday, Kerry was delighted to be able to give the train back to Lisa at the store to be sold.

Kerry, you are a very thoughtful, generous bloke, thank you!!!

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Kerry spends a bit of time at the MenzShed Hastings Trust where he hones his creative skills while enjoying the opportunity to socialise.

Earlier this year, Cranford Hospice Stores - Hastings, Napier & Waipukurau asked if Kerry would be able to restore this wooden train.

Yesterday, Kerry was delighted to be able to give the train back to Lisa at the store to be sold.

Kerry, you are a very thoughtful, generous bloke, thank you!!!

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That’s awesome Kerry 👍

Great job there kerry

Well done Kerry keep up the good work

Tina Lea this might be something Samual Lea Would enjoy

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We’re a bit late for ‘Motivational Monday’…. but still in plenty of time left on ‘Team Spirit Tuesday" 🥇

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Josh’s boxing progress.🥊⛹️

On Friday Josh worked hard at the gym and started a new circuit to build his fitness and develop more muscle which are the goals he has set himself.

Otis, of WheelyFit, set him the task of one minute on each exercise with a 30 second breather in between. Josh rose to the challenge, the circuit was: steps, punch bag, sit ups, press ups, punching the air with weights in his hands and pulling a heavy rope over the ceiling beams. He did 3 sets of this, then moved onto the weights in the main gym.
Josh has his next boxing session with Jack from Hikoi4Life on Thursday this week. 🥊

Great job Josh, keep up the good work. 😊

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Now that’s commitment Josh ⭐️💯

Awesome effort well done

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Ebony and George, you truly are super hero’s proving that everyday people can do everyday things in everyday places ❤

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Introducing this weeks DRC Sunday Superhero - Susan

As a child I watched Mary Poppins so many times I suffered from a condition with my sight, English comedian Milton Jones once confessed, Umdiddleiddleiddleumdiddle Eye.

This weeks DRC Hero is a woman who relishes a good - or (even better!) bad joke - and who would laugh freely and outrageously at the above. She is also the originator of many a witty turn of phrase, nickname, and glorious absurdity. A woman with a great gift for friendship, owner of a cat who just doesnt know how good she has it (more of that later!) and possessor, hands down, of the best laugh at DRC - the one and only Susan Scott!

Susan joins us three days a week, direct from the leafy environs of Parkvale, leaving her very spoiled (and sometimes slightly astray) cat, Nina, to gather strength for further midnight exploration. 

Putting a wealth of life-skills to work in the DRC kitchen, Susan can be found, midweek, in sous-chef guise, turning out the best value lunches in town with our cooking group. 

Susans gift for humour is just as evident in the kitchen as it is on our Discover Hawkes Bay forays, during which she takes the lead in finding meaning, and absurdity, in all that our region has to offer. 

We have yet to come across Nina on one of our Monday afternoon trips, but its probably only a matter of time!

Tuesday afternoons see Susan in the company of Robyn from Well Spoken, their group working together to increase personal confidence, boost memory, and polish articulation. After all, a good joke doesnt tell itself!

Susan is also a keen competitor, joining us for pool at Clubs Hastings, a game at which her skill and self-belief have increased incredibly over the last year. Even Nina would marvel at the change.

The tiddlers of Ahuriri have lately felt this competitive side too, with Susans angling abilities coming on leaps and dives thanks to our Tuesday fishing group. You cant help thinking, however, the one that got away is just the kind of punchline, come dinner time, that Nina would not see any humour in at all!

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Introducing this weeks DRC Sunday Superhero – Susan

"As a child I watched Mary Poppins so many times I suffered from a condition with my sight", English comedian Milton Jones once confessed, "Umdiddleiddleiddleumdiddle Eye".

This week’s DRC Hero is a woman who relishes a good – or (even better!) bad joke – and who would laugh freely and outrageously at the above. She is also the originator of many a witty turn of phrase, nickname, and glorious absurdity. A woman with a great gift for friendship, owner of a cat who just doesn’t know how good she has it (more of that later!) and possessor, hands down, of the best laugh at DRC – the one and only Susan Scott!

Susan joins us three days a week, direct from the leafy environs of Parkvale, leaving her very spoiled (and sometimes slightly astray) cat, Nina, to gather strength for further midnight exploration.

Putting a wealth of life-skills to work in the DRC kitchen, Susan can be found, midweek, in sous-chef guise, turning out the best value lunches in town with our cooking group.

Susan’s gift for humour is just as evident in the kitchen as it is on our "Discover Hawke’s Bay" forays, during which she takes the lead in finding meaning, and absurdity, in all that our region has to offer.

We have yet to come across Nina on one of our Monday afternoon trips, but it’s probably only a matter of time!

Tuesday afternoons see Susan in the company of Robyn from ‘Well Spoken’, their group working together to increase personal confidence, boost memory, and polish articulation. After all, a good joke doesn’t tell itself!

Susan is also a keen competitor, joining us for pool at Clubs Hastings, a game at which her skill and self-belief have increased incredibly over the last year. Even Nina would marvel at the change.

The tiddlers of Ahuriri have lately felt this competitive side too, with Susan’s angling abilities coming on leaps and dives thanks to our Tuesday fishing group. You can’t help thinking, however, "the one that got away" is just the kind of punchline, come dinner time, that Nina would not see any humour in at all!

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Susan I love having a laugh with you. I enjoy our laughs when thing go a bit wrong. haha. You really are one of the Best

Awesome Susan!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Yay Susie Q 🙂

And of course … Susan and Nina ❤️❤️

Susan sounds like a good sort . Keep on joking Susan 🤣✅

Awesome Susan 👍🤩

Well done, Susan!

Amazing review Susan ….👍

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Introducing this weeks DRC Sunday Superhero - Susan

"As a child I watched Mary Poppins so many times I suffered from a condition with my sight", English comedian Milton Jones once confessed, "Umdiddleiddleiddleumdiddle Eye".

This week's DRC Hero is a woman who relishes a good - or (even better!) bad joke - and who would laugh freely and outrageously at the above. She is also the originator of many a witty turn of phrase, nickname, and glorious absurdity. A woman with a great gift for friendship, owner of a cat who just doesn't know how good she has it (more of that later!) and possessor, hands down, of the best laugh at DRC - the one and only Susan Scott!

Susan joins us three days a week, direct from the leafy environs of Parkvale, leaving her very spoiled (and sometimes slightly astray) cat, Nina, to gather strength for further midnight exploration. 

Putting a wealth of life-skills to work in the DRC kitchen, Susan can be found, midweek, in sous-chef guise, turning out the best value lunches in town with our cooking group. 

Susan's gift for humour is just as evident in the kitchen as it is on our "Discover Hawke's Bay" forays, during which she takes the lead in finding meaning, and absurdity, in all that our region has to offer. 

We have yet to come across Nina on one of our Monday afternoon trips, but it's probably only a matter of time!

Tuesday afternoons see Susan in the company of Robyn from 'Well Spoken', their group working together to increase personal confidence, boost memory, and polish articulation. After all, a good joke doesn't tell itself!

Susan is also a keen competitor, joining us for pool at Clubs Hastings, a game at which her skill and self-belief have increased incredibly over the last year. Even Nina would marvel at the change.

The tiddlers of Ahuriri have lately felt this competitive side too, with Susan's angling abilities coming on leaps and dives thanks to our Tuesday fishing group. You can't help thinking, however, "the one that got away" is just the kind of punchline, come dinner time, that Nina would not see any humour in at all!

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Sunday Superhero Midweek Update...... Tony

The last time we checked in on our DRC hero Tony, he had just started learning how to navigate his way around all those tricky tasks and machines in the laundry. The aim was not just to hang out and look cool at the local laundromat - like all those 80's Levi's ads - but to increase Tony's confidence in his ability to assist at home, and in this manner to support him to be just that little bit more independent. 

Well, we can inform you that, many washer loads later, Tony has begun to get laundry down to a fine (and soapy!) art - the whites undeniably whiter, the colours categorically brighter, and a real sense of achievement present every time a load is folded and ready for reuse. 

On the sporting front, golf lessons continue under the expert eye of GABE Whincop GOLF, and with the enthusiastic input of our own Allen. The positive effect of all this coaching is evident at our midweek sessions on the driving range, with Tony's stamina, coordination, power and confidence all markedly improved.

Tony's love of music, and of Tikanga Maori, continues to shine and to be refined through passionate practice and participation. He and the other tane in our kapa haka ensemble have taken on the performance of the legendary Ngati Toa haka, "Ka Mate", and Tony continues to sing his other solo parts with great feeling and fervour.

For Tony, it's all another series of steps forwards, and upwards, just as in the timeless words of Te Rauparaha - "Ā, upane! ka upane! / Ā, upane, ka upane, whiti te ra!".

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