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Matatini and access

Dale Johnson, Tumu Whakarae (Our National Māori Strategic Policy Leader), talks about her experience at a recent Kapa Haka event. Kia Ora koutou, as many of you may have heard, a worldwide Kapa Haka event (Matatini) happened recently in Otautahi (Christchurch). I had the amazing opportunity to attend the event, and not only be amongst ...

When is a subsidy, not a subsidy? Carer Support

Carer Support allows the unpaid carer of a disabled person to take a break. The carer is given a small payment by the government that can either be used to pay someone the carer knows, including some family members, or a formal provider to give temporary support to the disabled person. Sounds pretty simple and, in fact, Carer ...

Facing the future

In this week’s blog David Matthews, Chief Executive of CCS Disability Action, takes a look the future. There are some major challenges ahead, but if we all work together, we can still have a stronger and more inclusive Aotearoa New Zealand. People often struggle to think long-term. Current issues tend to capture our thinking.  This ...

Knowing when to step back

In our previous blog post on education support workers, Rebecca made some great points about their role. It is important that education support workers support the child in a way that includes the child in the wider education and social life of an early childhood centre. They should not be off in the corner alone ...

The science of inclusion

CCS Disability Action wants everyone to feel included and valued in society. This position is based on our values and philosophy. It is also a position that is increasingly being backed by evidence. Most of us have experienced rejection and exclusion at some point in our lives. We know how bad it feels to be ...

2014 Election Green Party’s response

We have 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. Question: What action will you take to address these barriers and lower unemployment amongst disabled people, especially for Maori and Pasifika as well as disabled women? The Green Party ...

2014 Election Māori Party’s response

We have 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. The Māori Party is committed to initiatives that increase self-determination in the disabled community. Our 2011 Manifesto details the areas the Māori  Party would like to progress including: establishing a national Māori  advocacy ...