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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 ...

“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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The fight for the future

Sam Murray, our National Policy Coordinator, takes a look at whether we are truly prepared for our aging population. Professor Jonathan Boston warned us earlier this year about the perils of ignoring our long-term interests in politics. This is the case with the challenges and opportunities of our aging population. By 2028, Statistics New Zealand ...

When Emotional Support Becomes Unintended Gaslighting

By Ariel Henley Ariel Henley is a writer from Northern California. She has a B.A. in English and Political Science from the University of Vermont. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Narratively, The Rumpus, and The Establishment. You can find her on Twitter: @ariel_henley9. Gaslighting is a psychological term ...