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A lookback at the Core Leaders Development Programme, 2018

A lookback at the Core Leaders Development Programme, 2018 Earlier this year a delegation of leaders from the New Zealand disability, aged-care and youth sectors took part in the Core Leaders Development Programme, an exchange programme bringing together young leaders from New Zealand, Japan, Austria and Germany to collaborate, learn from each other’s expertise and ...

Information on the 2018 Census

Information on the 2018 Census by Tim George Every five years, New Zealand households take part in a national census. This year’s census takes place on Tuesday, 6 March. Why is it important to take part in the census, you say? The census provides the information that government department and agencies will depend on to make decisions that ...

Reflections on Access for All

      Roger Loveless is new to the Rotorua area and as a prior Access Coordinator for CCS Disability Action he’d like to see a greater understanding from city planners that there are other disabilities besides physical that need to be considered. Reflections on Access for All By Roger Loveless For some reason when ...

Walking my way

“Once  I was walking through my local shopping centre and a guy came up to me with that classic opening line, “What did you do to your leg?” “Nothing” I said, “I am an actor and I have landed the role of Quasimodo, I’m just practicing the walk.”   Walking my way by Brendan Murphy ...

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 ...

Politics’ straight from the horse’s mouth!

Nick Svensen, our Policy Analyst, shares his summary on the different political party policies in the lead up to the upcoming election. After encouraging people to self-research parties and policies in my last blog DIY Politics, ironically here I am trying to be the very middleman I warned against trusting! The message of it being better ...

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 National Party

We asked the main political parties questions about disability issues. Here is the National Party’s response. 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 employment opportunities as non-disabled people? National’s answers: Getting more ...

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 Māori Party

We asked the main political parties questions about disability issues. Here is the Māori 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 ...