News and opinions on disability
and inclusion
Archive for the ‘Transport’ Category

To our future New Zealand Government

Ruth Jones (Chairperson for, Earthquake Disability Leadership Group or EDLG) has written an opinion piece asking the ‘future government of NZ ‘ what they will do to ensure accessibility is achieved in the regeneration of Canterbury. I am a business owner and employer, I am involved in several charities, I volunteer in my community, I am Ngāti ...

Transport Outlook – The Current State

Should the voice of the disability sector be stronger and louder in the consultation and planning?     Raewyn Hailes, Access and Community Development Manager for CCS Disability Action Central Region shares her knowledge about the Transport Outlook – The Current State.   New Zealand’s growing population, which includes the predicted growth in the aging ...

2017 Election Party Response- The Labour Party

We asked the main political parties questions about disability issues. Here is the Labour Party’s response. We will post the responses as we get them. Employment – our questions What would your party do to tackle barriers to employment for disabled people? How will your party ensure disabled people can access the same range of ...

2017 Election Party Response- The United Future Party

We asked the main political parties questions about disability issues. Here is the United Future Party’s response. We will post the responses as we get them. Employment – our first question What will your party do to tackle barriers to employment for disabled people? The United Future Party’s answer: Support a campaign aimed at employers ...

The fine art of feedback

Tim George is a Communications Coordinator intern in the CCS Disability Action Auckland branch. It can be hard to question someone in authority, especially when you feel like they are not treating you fairly. As CCS Disability Action Local Advisory Committee Chair Allyson Hamblett points out, it is important to stand up for yourself when ...

The Evidence Based Approach to a Fairer Society

Roger Loveless reflects on the Measuring Accessible Journeys project, MAJ, as he retires from his role as Access Coordinator. When I initially floated the idea that the disability sector, including CCS Disability Action, needed to work within society’s accepted infrastructure asset management systems and apply them to improving access, it was met with considerable scepticism. ...

Disabled people need to be included in decisions about accessibility

David Matthews returns to talk about the lack of consultation with accessibility experts on the proposed earthquake strengthening changes. David also talked about this in the NZ Herald and we did a detailed submission. As a little aside, ever wondered why “government” sometimes has a capital letter. The Government with a capital G refers to the government of the day ...

Waipa leads the way

Gerri Pomeroy returns to talk about a very exciting report her, Roger and Taylored Accessibility Solutions have done for the Waipa District Council. This report has the potential to make the Waipa District a better place to live for everyone. We need more councils to follow Waipa’s lead. It can be difficult convincing transport planners and politicians to adequately consider how people with ...

The need for data

Roger Loveless works as an Access Co-ordinator for CCS Disability Action. In this blog post, Roger talks about the need for accurate data on the transport needs of disabled people. I and my co-worker, Gerri Pomeroy, have a good relationship with our local councils in Hamilton. We have spent a large amount of time convincing ...

“It’s a zimmer frame” mobility aids and community reaction

LAC Chair, Allyson Hamblett, talks about her experiences using a mobility aid and the reaction from the community to it. LACs are advisory committees that help provide governance for our regions. We live in a society where people have different abilities, strengths and weaknesses. Sometimes people need equipment to help them get around the community. While, this ...