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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 ...

Living The Dream

Masterton’s new Community Support Coordinator Nathanael Sadlier shares his excitement for his new role with CCS Disability Action After leaving school I was searching for anything to do so I studied business for 18 months and that didn’t really end up anywhere. In 2015 I started volunteering with Te Ora Hou o Te Tairawhiti working ...

“How can we know the dancer from the dance?” W.B. Yeats.

We spend so much of our time in a working environment and although we form bonds and friendships with our co-workers we don’t always truly know what they experience in their private lives. It is the same for the people we support, and everyone else in our communities. Going into 2018, I ask you to ...

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 ...

Stand up for your rights

Disability Partnership Leader, Peter Wilson, returns to take a hard look at the new Paid Family Carers Bill. He wonders whether the Bill reflects how society sees disability and disabled people. The recent Paid Family Carers Bill has caused a lot of controversy. The Bill allows a limited number of disabled people with high needs ...

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 ...

Why a disabled staff group matters to us

The CCS Disability Action National Disabled Staff Leadership Team talks about the importance of disabled staff leadership to the organisation. Within our organisation, we have a National Disabled Staff Leadership Team (NDSLT).  There are six regional coordinators, one for each region, and there is one based in our National Office. The team is under the ...

The need for Partnership while retaining individual identity

7/12/12 · Posted in Leadership, Partnership

The Chair of the Christchurch branch’s Access Committee, Hine Moke, talks about the need for partnership in leadership. Hine is also a member of the Christchurch branch’s Local Advisory Committee, which provides governance for the branch. I have a strong passion for an inclusive community. Earlier this year, CCS Disability Action’s Upper South region signed ...