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  • Morice Hennessy, New Zealand Paralympian

    Morice Hennessy QSM #51

    Thursday 30th November, 2023
    In 1975 Morice had a tractor accident in Wakefield near Nelson which resulted in him becoming a paraplegic. He competed at two…
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    Michael O’Callaghan #52

    Thursday 30th November, 2023
    Michael was part of the New Zealand Paralympic Team of 13 Kiwi Paralympians who competed at the New York and…
  • Alison Smith, New Zealand Paralympian aiming with riffle

    Alison Smith #53

    Thursday 30th November, 2023
    Alison is the first and only woman Shooting Para sport athlete to date to have represented New Zealand at a…
  • Colin Willis, New Zealand Paralympian with his rifle

    Colin Willis MNZM #54

    Thursday 30th November, 2023
    Colin was involved in Shooting Para sport for 23 years, from 1982 through to 2004 and has spina bifida. He…
  • Paralympian Greg Cochrane with his 2 Paralympic medals and Paralympic pin

    Greg Cochrane #30

    Thursday 30th November, 2023
    Greg was born and bred in Mount Maunganui. Having polio, at the age of 13 Greg was using crutches and considered that…
  • Paralympian Trish Hill with medal at Seoul 1988 Paralympic Games

    Patricia Hill MBE #35

    Thursday 30th November, 2023
    Patricia ‘Trish’ Hill was born in 1948.   At just seven years old Trish contracted polio and as a result developed paraplegia. She…
  • Denise Cook, New Zealand Paralympian

    Denise Cook #47

    Thursday 30th November, 2023
    In 1981, Denise participated in her first disabled sports programme in Hamilton. Her interest in Para sports was spiked and…
  • Robert Courtney, New Zealand Paralympian

    Robert Courtney MNZM #48

    Thursday 30th November, 2023
    After a fall and time at the Auckland Spinal Unit, Rob’s discovered a new interest in wheelchair basketball. He soon…
  • Roly Crichton with former NZ Governor General Dame Patricia Reddy

    Roly Crichton ONZM #49

    Thursday 30th November, 2023
    Roly has had an amazing 40 years of service and dedication not only to Paralympics New Zealand but to Para…
  • Paralympian Shelley Kalivati (nee Hadfield)

    Shelley Kalivati #50

    Thursday 30th November, 2023
    Shelley Kalivati (nee Hadfield) was born and raised in Taradale, Napier. Shelley is a very successful Para athletics athlete competing…

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