“Pimp” my White Cane

Hi everyone! Retina Youth (mature youth also welcome) are super excited to be bringing you our very first Custom Cane Creation Day! For International W hite Cane Awareness Day in October we got together at Blind + Low Vision NZ in Auckland and designed some incredible pieces of art. Now it’s time to bring them to life!  Details below… If …

White Cane Awareness Day

Retina Youth, supported by Retina NZ, in collaboration with Blind & Low Vision NZ and Access Alliance are proud to present International White Cane Awareness Day! This event will take place on Tuesday October 15th from 3pm til 6pm at the Auckland Blind Foundation, located at 4 Maunsell Rd, Parnell, Auckland. Retina can help with transport from Auckland or Hamilton …

Wellington Youth meet-up

Following the success of the Auckland youth meetup in April, Retina NZ Youth team decided to incorporate the Wellington meetup with Retina NZ’s AGM. Retina Youth will join in with everyone for the morning session, and for lunch, so please arrive as early as you can [and don’t forget to RSVP so we have enough lunch for everyone]. In the …

AGM update

The 2019 Retina NZ Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 7th September, at The Blind Foundation, 121 Adelaide Rd, Newtown, Wellington Front door for Pedestrians or those being dropped off by taxi. The Back door is an Accessible entrance and for those requiring parking there is some parking at the rear of the building. Please call either Sue …

Young Visionaries

In May 2019 Retina NZ and Retina Youth hosted the Young Visionaries Forum. Held at Te Tahawai Marae in Pakuranga, Auckland, this Hui brought together young vision impaired people from various groups, from around NZ and with a diversity of socio-economic and educational backgrounds. The outcomes of this facilitated discussion are now being used by Retina Youth to formulate its …

Youth Meetup

In April 2019, Retina Youth held a meetup in Kingsland, Auckland which brought together young people from around Auckland, Waikato and even from as far as Wellington, for a relaxed, informative afternoon. Guest speaker was 5th year medical student Micah Rapata who explained the science in a way that everyone could understand. For many of us, it was the first …