Archive: 2018

New strategy to promote New Zealand Sign Language. SCOOP, 23 September.

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Minister for Disability Issues Carmel Sepuloni has launched a new New Zealand Sign Language strategy on the inaugural International Day of Sign Languages.

He Poutama Taitamariki (Youth Employee of the Year) Award.

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Nominations are now open and close 21 September!

Pay equity settlement reached for support workers. SCOOP, 14 August.

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Four Ministry of Education Support Workers enjoyed a celebratory cup of tea with the Prime Minister this afternoon, to mark the historic signing of the education sector's first pay equity settlement.

Judges working to develop new model to better suit young offenders with disabilities. Stuff, 16 Augu

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The number of young offenders with disabilities going through the court system is on the rise, and how they are handled needs to be addressed, judges say.

Autistic artists exhibit their works. Southland Express, n.d.

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A collection of works created by autistic artists is currently on display at the Otago Museum's Skinner Annex.

Disabled man loses $16,000 at Christchurch casino. Stuff, 11 August.

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An intellectually disabled man who lost $16,000 on Christchurch Casino pokie machines while enjoying free food and drink should have been stopped, a family member says.

Changing perceptions about who can dance. SCOOP, 8 August.

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Auckland dancer Jesse Johnstone-Steele has been changing people’s perceptions about who can dance for the past 20 years.

KiwiSaver case of worker with Down Syndrome supported. SCOOP, 11 August.

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Action by mother Joan Fairhall on behalf of her 39-year-old son, Tim, to have his KiwiSaver funds released early is being supported by the Commission for Financial Capability (CFFC), and...

On leadership group for nation’s disabled. The Gisborne Herald, 9 August.

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Gisborne woman Sandra Wood has been appointed to a national disabled leadership group… Sandra Wood has been a paraplegic for 23 years — as she says, “a horse gave her...

Northland's Cam Leslie wins another para swimming gold. Nz Herald, 15 August.

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It was almost straight out of the wheelchair and into the pool for Whangārei double Paralympic swimming gold medallist Cam Leslie, but it still didn't stop him collecting another gold medal.