Cubro News

 

 

Sep
20
2017
 

 

The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride 2017

It’s time to change the way men deal with mental health, especially depression and suicide, and the big evil of prostate cancer. 5 x men in NZ today will be diagnosed with it. 5 x more tomorrow. Roll in the DGR...   
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Sep
13
2017
 

 

Zalamero Share Their New Smoothie With Cubro

Yesterday we were lucky to have Zalamero drop off a batch of their blissful Berry Berserk smoothies for our staff. Concocted from a mixture of freshly blended raw fruit and vegetables...   
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Aug
10
2017
 

 

Silent Leadership Challenge 2017 – Update

We would like to thank all those who supported and donated to our Cubro Team – Jason Clare, Dave Carlarne and Kerryn Wood, in this year's Silent Leadership Challenge...   
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Aug
02
2017
 

 

Silent Leadership Challenge 2017 – Update

Have you seen our Cubro Team that are taking on the Silent Leadership Challenge?
Jason Clare, Kerryn Wood and Dave Carlane have been preparing themselves to spend a day wearing hearing protectors to simulate the experience of #deafness...   
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July
12
2017
 

 

Silent Leadership Challenge 2017

We are excited to have the opportunity to support The National Foundation for the Deaf by participating in their annual ‘Silent Leadership Challenge’ event...   Read More

 

June
29
2017
 

 

Continuous Improvement and Lean Business Training

On Wednesday 28th June, as a part of Cubro's philosophy of continuous improvement, the newer team members of Cubro completed the ‘Introduction to Continuous Improvement & Lean Course’ presented by Brian Grey of the INTENT Group...   Read More

 

June
22
2017
 

 

Waipuna Hospice Shorts Day – 21 June 2017

As a part of the Waipuna Hospice #Shorts4Waipuna Shorts Day, our team took the opportunity to donate money to Waipuna Hospice and wear shorts to raise awareness...   Read More

 

May
15
2017
 

 

International Day of Families 2017

Happy International Day of Families! The theme for this year’s observance of the International Day of Families is “Families, Education & Wellbeing...   Read More

 

May
12
2017
 

 

International Nurses Day – 12 May 2017

International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12 – the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth, to mark the contributions nurses make to society...   Read More

 

May
01
2017
 

 

Cubro Building Winner of Regional Architecture Award

We are so excited to have won in the Commercial Building section of the 2017 Waikato/Bay of Plenty Architecture Awards for our new head office in the Tauriko Business Estate, Tauranga...   Read More

 

Feb
17
2017
 

 

Diana and Friends of Fiji

Toward the end of last year, we were contacted with an opportunity to donate one of our mobility walkers to Diana to replace her damaged walker......   Read More

 

Feb
07
2017
 

 

We're are looking forward to showcasing some exciting new products and seeing your faces at New Zealand’s premier annual disability equipment expo – Show Your Ability, this month......   Read More

 

Nov
09
2016
 

 

Cubro welcomes SmartGrowth Tour

On 7th November Cubro welcomed our regional city mayors and councillors as part of an organised tour by SmartGrowth....   Read More

 

Oct
14
2016
 

Cubro Supreme Winner of Annual Building Design Award

A collaborative effort between CBC Construction, Unispace and Cubro has resulted in a world class Head Office facility that took out the supreme award in the annual Tauriko Business Estate Excellence in Building Design Award earlier this month....   Read More

 

Sept
12
2016
 

 

Protecting yourself online

With the Internet now playing such an integral role in every aspect of business, security has never been a more important issue. We all know that a breach in security is pretty serious no matter what the scale, but did you know just how easily it can happen or how far reaching its effects can be on our business, our friends and our family? The team at Cubro were quite surprised....   Read More

 

August
1
2016
 

 

Cubro Family Open Day

We place a lot of emphasis on living and working by our company values. ‘Family’ is one of our values and so, on Monday 11th July, we asked the team to invite their families along to a Family Open Day....   Read More

 

 

July
11
2016
 

 

Cubro Mid Year News

It’s the middle of the year already. What a great time to reflect on what we have achieved so far this year and what we need to focus on for the rest of the year...   Read More

 

 

June
24
2016
 

 

Cubro New Head Office - Official Opening

On Friday 17th June 2016, we celebrated the opening of our new Head Office with an official ribbon cutting ceremony carried out by Hon. Simon Bridges, MP for Tauranga.....   Read More

 

May
1
2016
 

 

Pressure Injury Strategy in Relation to Equipment Provision

Seating – Specifically Commodes

The international pressure injury guideline recommends a number of strategies to implement the guidelines. This includes specifics in relation to individualised pressure management within organisations...   Read More

 

June
1
2016
 

 

Pressure injury strategy - repositioning, support surfaces and beds

Part of an effective strategy to implement in the prevention and treatment of pressure injuries, should involve being pro-active in three main areas, namely repositioning, support surfaces and beds....   Read More

 

May
10
2016
 

 

International Nurses Day - 12 May 2016

International Nurses Day (IND) is celebrated around the world on 12 May of each year, to mark the contributions nurses make to society....   Read More

 

May
1
2016
 

 

Pressure Injury Strategy in Relation to Equipment Provision

Seating – Specifically Commodes

The international pressure injury guideline recommends a number of strategies to implement the guidelines. This includes specifics in relation to individualised pressure management within organisations...   Read More

 

April
7
2016
 

 

Purpose Built Community Home Opens

About two years ago, The Lantern House Trust (LHT) joined forces with Habitat For Humanity Taranaki to create a purpose-built community home for the Trust, to accommodate the requirements of up to five families with children/young adults requiring long term care....   Read More

 

Apr
1
2016
 

 

Pressure Care Injuries Assessment & Stages

High reliance on risk assessment tools alone does not substitute for clinical judgement. Along with an assessment tool it is required that a visual assessment and subsequent clinical judgement is made. This makes risk assessment much more reliable and individualised. It is important that clinical assessors undertaking pressure ulcer assessments are well educated in the use of risk assessment tools and also skin and tissue assessments...   Read More

 

Mar
2
2016
 

 

The Cost of Pressure Injuries

Internationally, pressure injuries cost millions of health dollars per year with significant physical and psychosocial impacts on the individuals experiencing such injuries...   Read More

 

Feb
18
2016
 

 

Cubro are looking forward to showcasing some exciting new products and seeing some familiar faces at Show Your Ability starting in Auckland this Tuesday. We'll be at STAND 14 at all five shows - come and say hello!......   Read More

 

Feb
3
2016
 

 

CUBRO Warehouse has moved

The first part of our Cubro relocation has begun with our warehouse, workshop, engineering and electrical teams now settled in nicely at our new building at 149 Taurikura Drive, Tauriko, Tauranga, 3171.....   Read More

 

Dec
18
2015
 

 

Season's Greetings from all of us at CUBRO

We sincerely hope you all have a wonderful holiday and hope that we will see you all again in the New Year....   Read More

 

Nov
27
2015
 

 

Cubro Volunteers at Ronald McDonald House

Volunteer Family Dinner Programme at Grafton Mews. Out of our six values that we uphold every day at Cubro, three of them were given a real workout during our participation in the Ronald McDonald House Volunteer Family Dinner Programme recently...   Read More

 

Nov
2
2015
 

 

Stop Pressure Ulcer Day!

It is organised by the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) which was created in London in December 1996 to...   Read More

 

Oct
7
2015
 

 

Wider Beds Minimise the Risk of Falls in Aged Care

A recent US study conducted by Guy Fragala* found that approximately 50% of falls resulting in injury from patients in long-term aged care came from falling while getting into bed, out of bed or simply being repositioned while in their beds...   Read More

 

Oct
6
2015
 

 

Cubro Road Show 2015

The Team at Cubro have recently completed the 2015 Road Show, travelling across 11 locations throughout New Zealand....   Read More

 

Sept
28
2015
 

 

Health equipment market opening up for retailers

In 2010 the threshold for government funded health equipment increased from $30 - $50. This opened up the retail market for healthcare equipment in the $0 - $50 range, changing the market dynamics, as items below $50 have to be self-funded. Consumers are requesting health equipment products to be readily available in retail stores as they are no longer supplied through funded channels...   Read More

 

Sept
15
2015
 

 

NZACA Conference - Thank you

What a great success!...   Read More

 

August
13
2015
 

 

Cubro Road Show 2015 is underway!

We’re just about half way through our Cubro Annual Road Show. We have already been to eight different cities around New Zealand and seen a handful of fresh new faces.

Your feedback has been very encouraging and we’ve been working towards bringing you a better, more informed Road Show this year than ever before.   Read More

 

August
12
2015
 

 

The Oxygen Battle: Bottles vs Concentrators

A consistent, reliable and economical oxygen supply is essential within aged care facilities and is a contractual obligation to residents suffering from emphysema, COPD and other respiratory conditions. But which oxygen delivery system is best; pre-filled bottles or oxygen concentrators?

The answer essentially boils down to cost. Bottles are a relatively low cost...   Read More

 

June
06
2015
 

 

Premium Charging within New Zealand Aged Care

Premium Charging involves making available options whereby residents in aged care homes can choose to pay for additional features to enhance the quality of their care. This could include bigger room size and facilities, services or extra equipment.

It's no secret the aged care sector needs more revenue to keep up with New Zealanders living longer and increasing in number. Also, people are demanding (and are willing to pay for) more...   Read More

 

May
06
2015
 

 

Making the Health Budget go Further

The Government's Prioritisation Tool was launched by the Ministry of Health in 2014, to better assess and supply the services and equipment the disabled need to assist with their conditions, so they can maintain a comfortable standard of living.

The Prioritisation Tool's goal is to spread the Government's health budget further...   Read More

 

April
22
2015

 

Tim Taylor breaks record

 

Well, he did it. Tim Taylor smashed the current record of 194kms for the 24hr Open Ocean Male Sea Kayak, with a whopping 214kms.

Tim Taylor set off on Thursday morning, 16th April at 8:00am, heading north from Mt Maunganui's Pilot Bay here in the Bay of Plenty, towards his destination of Opito Bay, Coromandel. Conditions were good ...   Read More

March
13
2015
 

 

Show Your Ability 2015

New Zealand’s premier annual disability equipment expo ‘Show Your Ability’ took place late February/early March. It was another successful appearance for Cubro.

Show Your Ability 2015 was a very exciting and busy time for the team at Cubro as we experienced our best year yet. The numbers of assessors who attended hit an all-time high...   Read More

 

February
19
2015
 

We’re right behind you Tim

    


In the next month or two, Tim Taylor a 28 year old Mt Maunganui local kayaker, writer and kayak fishing guide will attempt to break the 24 hr Open Ocean Male Sea Kayak record. 

Tim’s plan is to kayak from Omaha Beach in Auckland to Tauranga - a distance of 220kms. If he can cover this distance in 24 hours he will beat the current record of 194kms set in 1986 by an American kayaker. He is hoping a speed of ...   Read More

 

November
19
2014
 

November 20th is Stop Pressure Ulcer Day!

It is organised by the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) which was created in London in
December 1996 to lead and support all European countries in the efforts to prevent and treat pressure ulcers.

Cubro is proud to take part in this by actively improving the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers every day with our range of pressure redistributing mattresses, cushions, heel protectors and range of beds. We also have available a Pressure Care Guide & Product Selection flip book for the best advice on what equipment to use in the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers. Request your copy

Get involved and help bring pressure ulcer awareness to a wider audience. Visit http://www.epuap.org/stop-pressure-ulcer-day/.


 

October
01
2014
 

 

When parents go to prison, the children suffer. The loss of a parent to prison can precipitate trauma and disruption that few experience without serious consequences. Pillars is a children's charity to support children and families of prisoners. Their aim is to assist these children in getting the support services needed to help prevent intergenerational offending and imprisonment. 

Cubro have been involved with monetary donations to Pillars in the past but it was only recently ...    Read More

 

September
24
2014
 

Close of Road Show brings $3000 winner!

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2014 Cubro Road Show.
This year was a special one for us - we wanted to celebrate 30 years service with our customers; the people we associate with every day. To acknowledge your support and loyalty, we gave each and every one of you the chance to win $3,000 worth of travel vouchers from House of Travel.

We are pleased to announce that the winner...   Read More

 

July
16
2014
 

We've gone mobile friendly

 

June
04
2014
 

Road Show 2014 is nearly here!

We’re just over a month away from hitting the road for our annual Road Show. Last year we toured 14 different cities around New Zealand and met with over 1000 visitors. Your feedback was very encouraging and we’ve been working towards bringing you a better...    Read More

 

March
20
2014
 

Koru Care Donation

Cubro was lucky enough to donate one of our wheelchairs to Koru Care New Zealand recently and learn a bit about what they actually do. For over 30 years, Koru Care New Zealand has been taking children from around the country away on a trip of a lifetime with the help of volunteers. In some cases these kids have cancer, kidney disease or heart problems, in other cases they have lost the use of their limbs or have serious congenital abnormalities. But they still have the capacity to smile, laugh and create good memories; they just need someone to...   Read More

 


 

 

March
03
2014

We are currently celebrating over 30 years of enhancing the quality of life for the elderly and disabled by bringing the latest cost-effective and innovative equipment solutions to the healthcare industry. That’s something we’re very proud of.

Our success is attributed to the passion of our team and the loyalty of our customers who we thank for entrusting us to provide their healthcare equipment solutions. They have recognised our capacity to offer product without comparison in the market and satisfy their needs to the highest expectation. 

We also attribute our success to our ethos of compassion where we believe that everyone has the right to a good quality of life, whatever their condition may be. We've invested 30 years into listening to the needs of our customers and learning from their stories. We've had the privilege to help so many and find satisfaction in what we do every day. We invite you to join in our celebration and learn more about how we started and where we came from... Read our story here

 

 

February
21
2014
 

Show Your Ability 2014

It’s the end of another year already for the Show Your Ability Expo 2014 that took place in Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston, Christchurch and Dunedin during February.
Cubro made an appearance at each and every show, researching the latest in innovative healthcare solutions and educating visitors about the products and services Cubro has to offer. 
Response at the shows was very positive, resulting in numerous enquiries and feedback from our products that were on display. If you didn’t manage to drop in, make it a priority in your diary for next year!

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January
14
2014
 


Registration

Cubro has recently been successful in acquiring GS1 approval to have our products added to the GS1 catalogue. Read more...

 

December
12
2013

Team Training

As Cubro works towards improving our service to you, we are aware of the need for a strong and helpful customer service team. 

Cubro has recently put the whole team through a Customer Service and Time & Task Management course in an effort to continually improve our customer service.We are currently putting in place, strategies and processes learnt to be more effective, efficient and proactive in our day to day transactions. And the results are instant; goals are being met, productivity has increased and most importantly, our clients have noticed. Your positive feedback is our best result.

 

November
25
2013

Cubro Wellington has moved


Cubro's truly nationwide position has been reinforced with our move to a new Cubro Wellington Distribution Centre.

We'd like to inform all our valued Wellington area customers that we have now upgraded our Wellington Distribution Centre and have moved to 5 Te Puni Street, Petone, Lower Hutt, 5012.

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September
09
2013

Roadshows Wrap-Up


Our travelling Cubro Roadshow has finished for the year 2013! Over a period of nearly two months, our sales reps and team toured fourteen different cities around New Zealand (from Whangarei to Invercargill), packed and unpacked a trucks worth of product and display over twenty five times and met with over 1000 visitors.

Feedback is still coming in from the shows which will help us improve for next year. Thanks again to all those who took the time to attend.
 

August
30
2013

Cubro wins 'Best Stand Award' at Aged Care Conference
Cubro managed to snag the ‘Best Stand’ award at the Aged Care Conference at SkyCity in Auckland this month. With 75 other stalls in the running, we are proud to take the title.
 

August
05
2013

New and improved website

We sat down and asked ourselves 'how can we improve our web site so our customers have a tool to make their life easier?'. We carefully refined our product categories, introduced larger visuals and released a bunch of new features so users can manage all order related actions. Please read our selection of new features below.

 

Autofill search box
Helps you find what you are looking for.

 

Feature pages

Keeps you up to date with latest products and makes the website visually attractive.

 

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