Kiwi Paralympic Cyclists preparing for London
New Zealand's cycling team is looking sharp and expectations are high for a swag of medals at the 2012 London Paralympics, so the pressure is on to gain crucial qualifying points at the UCI World Cup in Sydney.
Rowing for London
After a forestry accident left our Kiwi bloke Danny McBride paralysed, he wasn’t prepared to give up on his active outdoor life. Busy with work, family, farming and hunting; he’s attempting to qualify for the 2012 Paralympics as part of NZ Rowing’s elite squad.
Cameron Comes of Age
Cameron Leslie is a gold medalist swimmer... but when he was born, no one knew what to expect for his life. He had short legs, and arms with just one finger! For his family it was a case of just raising Cameron like their other three children.
PNG’s Amputee Athletic Hero
Francis Kompaon set out to change his life through sport, but in taking a silver medal in Beijing for the 100 metre sprint, Papua New Guinea's first and only Olympic or Paralympic medal, the single arm amputee changed his nation's attitude towards disability.
How does disability affect masculinity? Just one of the issues the Wheel Blacks talk about while learning a haka for the Attitude Awards, as they discover their journey is as much spiritual as it is physical.
Rower Danny McBride
Following a freak forestry accident, Danny McBride now has his sights set on rowing to Gold.
Coach Raylene Bates is grooming a stable of young athletes with London 2012 in their sights.
Rob Matthews, eight times Paralympic Gold Medalist as a runner…Now he’s turning his attention to a new sport.
NZ Winter Games 2009
Disabled and non-disabled athletes compete alongside each other at Winter Games New Zealand. Its a world first!
After a long and prestigious athletic career, Australian Paralympic track star Greg Smith has now achieved a happy balance in his life.
With the help of Olympic Medallist Nathan Twaddle, rowing is fast becoming a poster sport for inclusion.
Cameron NZ Order of Merit
Cameron Leslie is living his dream: he achieved his goal of winning a Paralympic gold medal, and he's now a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
Wheelchair tennis: the court, rackets and balls are the same; the only difference is the ball is allowed to bounce twice.
Typical teenage antics are down the priority list for Rebecca Dubber, she is determined to swim at the 2012 London Paralympics.
There is plenty of drama on the water as we showcase the international cast of yachties that battled for the inaugural Kiwi Cup.
British Paralympic legend Rob Matthews tells us why he chose NZ to start a new life, following the tragic loss of his wife.
Paralympians return home
Back from Beijing; we welcome home our Paralympians! We've got the highlights of the 2008 Paralympics.
Skier Pete Williams
Find out just how hard this kiwi is training for the Winter Olympics. Skier, Pete Williams, is focused, but what does he sacrifice?
NZ Boccia Team
What are the medal prospects for our Boccia team? Boccia star Jeremy Morris came back from Athens with 'only silver'… this time he wants to return from the Paralympics with gold.
Wheel Black Tim Johnson
Meet ACC's poster boy and Wheel Black. Encouraging others to get back to work after having an accident, Tim Johnson practices what he preaches.
Shooter Michael Johnson
A gold medallist shooter aims to be best in Beijing. We find out how Michael Johnson plans to win this year.
Hand Cyclist Anne Marie Donaldson
Nearly 50, and competing in her first Paralympics. In Manawatu, Anne Marie Donaldson is a wife, mum and works as a credit controller… but in Beijing this year she'll compete as a world-class hand cyclist.
Kate Horan in Holland
Attitude is in Holland with sprinter Kate Horan as she test-drives her new running blade.
The fastest man on no legs, blade runner Oscar Pistorius.
Often contentious Attitude explores the classification system for Paralympic sport, highlighting why it is often a point of controversy.
Limbs Centre with Kate Horan
Otto Bock is a German prosthetics company and a major player in the development of limb technology.
Wheel Blacks camp
Are the Wheel Blacks on track for gold in Beijing? They brought home medals in Atlanta, Sydney and Athens… now they're building up to win again.
How a farm work ethic translates to medals on the ski slopes. New Zealand's Snow Sport Athlete of the year, Adam Hall is really a family man and a rural bloke. We get down to earth with him – literally.
Meet a gutsy Invercargill teen who is breaking World Records. Jessica Hamill's so keen to win in Beijing that she's turned the paddock beside her home into a shot put training ground.
Kiwi Paralympic Swimmers in the UK
It's their last chance for Beijing, will all five swimmers qualify? Attitude's at the British Nationals to find out which of these Kiwi's will qualify for the Paralympics.
Meet a Paralympic cyclist with world-class determination. Record breaking Paula Tesoriero is an amputee with pure ambition.
Cameron Leslie is fighting to qualify for Beijing. As the boy from Whangarei moves to the big smoke of Auckland, how will the new student juggle training and grades?
Meet the remarkable mum behind the Paralympic star. How does Wellington's Kate Horan juggle training, study and mother hood?
Paralympics announce team
Paralympics announce the team for Beijing.
We're at training with a Paralympic medallist with an eye on the prize...but is he too focused?
Kiwi Paralympians take on the Aussies in the last ditch bid for Beijing.
The face of the 2012 Paralympics, London athlete Ade Adepitan is a TV star and Paralympic hero.
Young and driven; Josh MacKenzie-Brown is an inspirational teen sailing to the top of his class.
April Holmes is an American track legend, unbeaten since 2003. She gives us a rare insight into her life.
Our top limb-maker wants to create the best high-tech limbs for elite Paralympians Kate Horan and Paula Tesoriero.
Attitude introduces our Paralympic front-runners and the massive machine behind them in their bid for Beijing.
Double Paralympian, Matt Slade, has his sights on bringing home a medal from Beijing. He's doing it alone, hundreds of kilometers from his Christchurch Coach… and he's doing it for love.
We're in London where Blind Paralympic gold medalist Tim Prendergast takes us through his training regiume.
15 year old Cameron Leslie has come along way since his first taste of swimming… but he still wants to go a lot further.
New Zealand athletes show their form at the IWAS World Wheelchair and Amputee Games in Taipei. Kate Horan, Cameron Leslie and Sophie Pascoe all come home with medals.
Kiwi power lifter George Taamarua manages to lift a massive 235.5kg at the IWAS games in Taipei… not enough for a gold but easily enough to reach the qualifying standard for the Paralympics.
American wheelchair tennis star
Number one US wheelchair tennis player Beth Amoult-Ritthaler is in Hawaii. We discover that she's a role model for more than just her sporting achievements.
We're in beautiful Opotiki with wheelchair racer Matthew Lack. He's got his sites set on the 2012 Paralympics in London, and his coach is confident that medals are on the cards.
Amputee Jayne Craike and her brand new horse are at the World Para Dressage Champs in the UK… will Jayne and horse Robert de Niro be able to adjust to one another in time for the competition?
Duane Kale retired from swimming with a swag of gold medals under his belt. He is using his experience as a top athlete and successful businessman in his role as Chef de Mission for the NZ Paralympic team.
Athlete Kate Horan is building towards the Paralympics in Beijing. Kate is determined to have the best prosthetic leg to give her a competitive edge. She’s at the Gait Lb in Auckland where biomechanics analyse her running style.
We follow Cyclist Fiona Southern as she trains and prepares for her next big goal, securing a place in the NZ Paralympic team.
A tour of Christchurch with Paralympic legend turned city councilor, Graham Condon.
Chris Hickling has always been passionate about track and field. In his youth he was one of the country's top sprinters. Almost twenty years on he's returned to the track, competing this time in a racing wheelchair.
Sam Eddie is attending the world cycling champs. She's rocketed onto the international scene, winning four golds at an international competition in Australia and qualifying for the World Champs.
Sophie Pascoe is just 14. Last year she competed in the IPC swimming champs in South Africa and won bronze. Now all eyes are on her.
Blind cyclist Jayne Parsons is in France competing with her new tandem pilot Gabi Bahler. We talked to Jayne about her preparations.
We profile Wheel Black and Attitude's very own editor, Jai Waite.
Terry Faleva'ai is ranked fourth in the world for shot-put and fourth for javelin. He’s seriously upped his training in a bid to win a medal at the Beijing paralympics.
We meet a tandem cyclist who has her sights set on Beijing.
Blind cyclist, Jayne Parsons tackles the Taupo cycle race.
Wheel Blacks documentary Part one
A unique insight into New Zealand’s wheelchair rugby team, the Wheel Blacks.
Wheel Blacks documentary Part two
The documentary continues as Attitude travels with the Wheel Blacks to Hong Kong, South Africa, Canada and finally Christchurch for the 2006 Wheelchair Rugby World Champs.