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Recreate NZ celebrates move

NICOLA WILLIAMS
Last updated 05:00 12/10/2012
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PARTY TIME: David Shearer joins the celebrations with Recreate kids at their new premises.

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Recreate NZ is celebrating a double milestone.

The organisation's 10th birthday coincided with a move from Onehunga to new premises in Grey Lynn.

Labour Party leader David Shearer made a special appearance at the celebrations, which also featured a performance by musician Josh Leys.

Recreate NZ is committed to enhancing the intellectual, social, emotional and physical development and independence of disabled 9 to 24-year-olds.

“We are very excited to become part of the Grey Lynn community, establish links with local businesses and work towards our ultimate goal of becoming an economically sustainable organ-isation,” chairman Andrew Olsen says.

The move to a more central location has been welcomed by everyone involved.

“As this is Recreate's first permanent location it makes it easier for those in the central, western areas and the North Shore. We now also have the chance to expand our range of programmes to include life skills training and respite care services,” Mr Olsen says.

Recreate NZ offers a range of quality programmes and services to help disabled youth and their families.

The programmes allow youth to be challenged in a safe and supportive environment with self-esteem and independence a core focus.

They also help to prevent the isolation of disabled teenagers and encourage behavioural improvement with peers and the community as a whole.

For more information go to recreate.org.nz or visit the Facebook page and search Recreate NZ.

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