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Parker Aluesi
From a childhood injury to teenage golfing success
From a distance, Parker Aluesi looks like any other golfer, but get a bit closer and you realise that his journey has been far from straightforward.
12 January 2021
5 minute read
Kids splashing in water
Splashing for fun? Or for your life?
In Aotearoa, we're closely connected to water. We swim and play in it, and gather kai from it. The best way to enjoy water is knowing how to be safe around it.
4 January 2021
3 minute read
Harper Heta
Harper's story: How a back bend changed a child's life
When she was seven, Harper damaged her spine. Five years later she’s already ticking off her life goals, as she aims to become an inspirational ambassador.
10 December 2020
5 minute read
Nick Cornish oboe
Nick's story: From hitting rock bottom to hitting the high notes
Nick Cornish lost the ability to play his beloved oboe after he flew head-first off a mountain bike, breaking his neck. Now, he's back performing on stage.
17 November 2020
5 minute read
Bailley Unahi ski
Bailley's story: Flying high after devastating balcony collapse
Bailley Unahi’s young life changed forever when a balcony fell on her, but it didn’t stop her setting new life goals.
19 October 2020
5 minute read
Sarah Strong profile
Sarah’s story: Breaking the silence on rape
Sarah suffered sexual assault as a child. She’s now broken her silence so that others will know help is always available.
26 October 2020
5 minute read
Concept image of the new office from the Queens Garden entry
Ngāi Tahu and ACC to build new central city Dunedin ACC office
Ngāi Tahu Property and ACC today signed an agreement to build a new state-of-the-art office building in Dunedin.
10 December 2020
3 minute read
Annual Report 2020 key image
Supporting New Zealanders in challenging times
Our strong investment returns have helped to offset the impact of falling interest rates on our balance sheet in 2019/20.
2 December 2020
6 minute read
Pacifica woman playing with child
We're reassessing declined surgical mesh claims based on new medical evidence
We're committed to improving the claims experience and health outcomes of those treated with surgical mesh.
28 October 2020
3 minute read
Kelly playing Netball for Wellington Pulse. Image credit: Blake Weston
Netballer bounces back from double dislocation
Kelly Jury's netball career took a hit when she was injured. Now fully recovered she doesn't want the same injury happening to anyone.
23 November 2020
2 minute read
Netballer throwing ball
Keeping netball players in the game: We’re renewing our NetballSmart partnership
We're continuing our partnership with Netball NZ to lessen the rate of injuries on the netball court. Our investment will grow to $3.6m in the next three years.
17 November 2020
3 minute read
Rhys Bennett kicking a rugby ball
Overcoming injury to play 200 premier rugby games
A serious rugby injury left one player in a world of pain, but through careful rehabilitation, he went on to play over 200 premier games for his club.
16 November 2020
5 minute read
Mother and daughter talking, leaning against a fence
How talking about feelings with your children can help keep them safer from abuse
Listening to your children’s feelings helps build a strong and supportive relationship. Clinical psychologist Kathryn McPhillips offers advice.
7 May 2020
6 minute read
Teenagers climb on rocks by the ocean
What teens want to know about sex and relationships
Providing a safe space for your teen to ask questions can help equip them for healthy relationships in the future. Expert Rachel Harrison shares her advice.
12 May 2020
5 minute read
house party person
Virtual teenage house parties: Why consent still matters
Despite bubble life, young people keep gathering at house parties – on their phones. Kōrero with them about healthy relationships to keep them safe everywhere.
1 May 2020
5 minute read