This Society was dissolved on 15 February 2020.  If you are reading this and have any interest in re-forming the Society, please contact the National Coordinator Lorraine Peacock at [email protected] 

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About Us

The Taranaki Society is one of nine affiliated Societies of the Amputees Federation of New Zealand Inc. Taranaki was first established as a sub-association of the Manawatu Association in 1966 and became an Association in its own right in 1968. It went into recess once or twice over the next 15 years before becoming firmly established as part of the Federation in 1983.

Our Role Today

Our membership is aging. Today our focus is one of advocacy and supporting and assisting people to gain the skills and knowledge to adjust to their altered situation; also, through education and motivation to maintain the dignity of their independent mobility. We are achieving this in many ways, all of which require us to seek funding.

  • Our visiting programme incorporates visits to our members in the various districts around Mt Taranaki/Egmont.
  • We provide a range of practical information including the publications produced by the Federation, viz. A New Challenge and An Ongoing Challenge.
  • We circulate a local newsletter every three months and the national magazine Purpose three times a year to members and health professionals involved in the care of amputees. This provides up-to-date information in treatment, research, new techniques and various other matters
  • We have a regular monthly meeting when the business of running our Society is discussed.
  • We have regular social events throughout the year which are well attended.
  • At a national level, our President is a Committee member on the National Executive.


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