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Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

Show Your Ability 2019

Show Your Ability 2019

Events

Show Your Ability is a free disability equipment expo roadshow. It will be making its way around NZ, starting Feb 26th in Auckland. FEBRUARY 26TH - AUCKLAND - ASB SHOWGROUNDS, FEBRUARY 27TH - HAMILTON – CLAUDELANDS EVENTS CENTRE,…

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Rare Disease Day 2019

Rare Disease Day 2019

Events

February 28th is international Rare Disease Day, an opportunity to raise awareness and educate people about the thousands of rare conditions that affect more than 377,000 New Zealanders. WHAT CAN YOU DO? Share for Rare. Host a morning or…

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Wellington Region Family Day

Wellington Region Family Day

PWSA Events

For people with PWS and their families or support workers. Enjoy an afternoon of swimming, playing and relaxing from 2pm / 2.30pm. A little afternoon tea will be provided, followed by a BBQ at 4.30pm. If the weather…

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PWSA(NZ) AGM 2019

PWSA(NZ) AGM 2019

PWSA Events

You are welcome to attend our AGM which will be taking place in Auckland on Saturday 23rd March. Time and venue to be confirmed.

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Christchurch Region Family Day

Christchurch Region Family Day

PWSA Events

Save the date! Times to be confirmed. You are invited to a day out at Orana Wildlife Park for families who have a child with PWS, and for adults with PWS with family members or a support worker.…

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Next Steps Transition Expo Christchurch

Next Steps Transition Expo Christchurch

Events

A transition expo which features stalls, information seminars, performances and enterprises from the support sector. DATE: Monday 15th April, 11am - 5pm VENUE: Haeata Community Campus Auditorium, Wainoni, Christchurch. A transition seminar will take place at 11.30am. RSVP to…

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Tweens And Teens Weekend 2019

Tweens and Teens Weekend 2019

PWSA Events

This weekend is being held in Wellington at the Bay Plaza Hotel. Save the date! Tweens and teens with PWS will be able to attend with one parent / carer. Full details to be confirmed soon, including programme,…

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Young Families Weekend 2019

Young Families Weekend 2019

PWSA Events

This weekend is being held in Christchurch at the Top 10 Holiday Park. Save the date! Families who have a young child with PWS will be invited. Please get in touch if you are not already a member…

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PAST PWSA EVENTS

Some of our previous events:

Camp – May 2018
Read news about this event here.

Young Families Wknd – Nov 2017

Teens Weekend
– July 2017

Professionals Workshop
– Nov 2016

Seminar – Nov 2016

Seminar – Nov 2016

Camp – March 2016

Young Families Wknd – Nov 2015

Family Day
– Oct 2014

Family Day
– Oct 2014

REGULAR EVENTS

National Family Camps

We hold these every 2 years at different locations around New Zealand. Our family camps are for people who have PWS of all ages to attend with their families or support workers. Our next camp will be held in 2020.

Young Families Weekends

These are for families with young or newly diagnosed children who have PWS. They are designed to be informal, social events where new families can meet others, share experiences, ask questions and feel supported. Sometimes we may also offer informal presentations at these weekends. Young families weekends take place in alternate years to family camps.

Tweens and Teens Weekends

These weekends have a focus on transition and on social opportunities for tweens and teens with PWS. Adolescence can be a difficult time, especially for families affected by PWS, so these weekends provide an ideal opportunity to share experiences, support one another and discuss the future. The weekend may also involve informative sessions on transition.

Adults with PWS Events

We have recently set up an Adults with PWS Leadership Group who have lots of ideas about the support they would like from the PWSA. We are listening and wish to facilitate more social opportunities for adults and for the Leadership Group to meet again.

Regional Family Days

We hold regional family days in the main centres of New Zealand on an annual basis. We are establishing regional coordinators who can help us to facilitate these and may wish to coordinate additional events. If you are keen to host a local event, whether it’s a Christmas party or a get together at a local venue, please get in touch because we would be keen to help facilitate your initiatives.