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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 ...

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 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 ...

DIY Politics

Nick Svensen, our Policy Analyst, shares and second-guesses his thoughts in the lead up to the upcoming election. For the upcoming election, I was asked to check out and summarise the party’s policies with a view to giving advice. That advice is: don’t (just) take it. Not because I’m 22, have only voted once and have no ...

2017 Election Party Response- The Green Party

We asked the main political parties questions about disability issues. Here is the Green Party’s response. We will post the responses as we get them. Employment – our first question What would your party do to tackle barriers to employment for disabled people? The Green Party’s answer: One of the biggest barriers to employment for ...

Disability and the Rainbow Community

Allyson Hamblett and Aych McArdle are members of CCS Disability Action’s Auckland Local Advisory Committee (LAC). Allyson and Arch have a particular interest in how LGBTQI+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning and Intersex) and disability issues interrelate. We have a chat to them to find out more.   Q. Can you tell me a bit ...

What’s happening to my dream!

Policy and Information leader, Jonathan Tautari is back to talk about disability, civil rights and dreams denied. Today marks 50 years since the historical March on Washington where Dr Martin Luther King gave his ““I Have a Dream” speech. The speech was a challenge to the politics of exclusion and segregation. A key part of ...

Auckland Disability Law

Policy and Information leader, Jonathan Tautari returns to discuss the proposed closure of Auckland Disability Law. Jonathan lives in Auckland so this is an issue close to his heart. Auckland Disability Law provides free community legal services in the Auckland region. It is the country’s only specialist law centre for disabled people, providing access to legal ...