One in Five
Accessing an education08/01/15
Katy Gosset heads south to Studentville - Otago University. Some scarfies may get a bad rap for partying but many others are just grateful for the chance to pursue an education - in some cases with a bit of help. Each year some 800 students use the...
Auckland author Ann Andrews is a grandmother with Parkinson's. Her latest book is a children's picture book called Grandma's Brain. It aims to tell children in a simple way, what they need to know about Parkinson's. Ann, who has also written a book...
Disability Advisor Roles to Disappear?
There are fears the voices of people living with a disability in Auckland will no longer be heard if the city council goes ahead with a proposal to dis-establish its two disability advisor roles. The roles are being reviewed, along with many others,...
Dining with Signing
New Zealand sign language is our third official language, and of the 190 languages spoken in New Zealand it's the 12th most frequently used. But while we might try to say "Un rosso vino per favore" in an Italian restaurant or "Un rouge vin s'il vous...
Seven years ago, a group of parents, concerned that there were no quality services for their multi-impaired children post-schooling, got together to set up their own service, with the purpose of supporting their sons and daughters to participate...
A hell of a good time
Bridget Chamberlain has been taking part in a training programme run by Hell Pizza and IHC. The placement gives young people with intellectual disabilities the chance to gain practical skills and to experience a workplace environment. Katy Gosset...
One In Five for 28 June 2015
Yaniv Janson started painting just 8 years ago. Seven months later he was a finalist in the prestigious Wallace Art Awards. And the awards have just kept on coming. The 23 year old, who lives in Hamilton, has now exhibited his work around the globe....
A Trans-Tasman clash comes to Christchurch as the New Zealand and Australian deaf rugby teams fight it out. Katy Gosset is on the sidelines for the hotly contested Cochlear Cup match.
Get in Behind – a Shepherd’s Tale
Anita Kendrick is a shepherd on an 1800 hectare North Island station. In her spare time she trains working dogs and breeds border collies. Anita also has a broken back. The farm bike she was riding landed on top of her in October 2011. She was 18. It...
Looking for Love
This week on One in Five: One man's long quest for love. American artist and writer David Matthews spent years sticking quirky personal ads on lamp posts. It brought him some dates but nothing that lasted. Undeterred, he took his story to a film...
Town Planner Tshering Phuntsho wants to introduce the concept of a shared space in his city in Bhutan. Charaf Ahmemed from UNESCO. Chris Orr from the Blind Foundation says disability groups were consulted at the outset about the design of Auckland's...
The Cost of a Coffee
It's almost five years since the first of the earthquakes that rocked Canterbury, causing loss of life and destroying many buildings and homes. Much during that period of struggle has already been documented. But one Canterbury researcher wants to...
The New Zealand Rugby Foundation supports players who have broken their back or neck during a game. It works with 102 Very Injured Players,or V.I.Ps, giving them financial and emotional support and advocating for them. The Foundation also works to...
One in Five for 10 May 2015
New Zealand Sign Language Week has just finished - So what do we know about our third official language ? About 20,000 people identify as using New Zealand Sign Language.Katy Gosset meets some of them - she also drops in on a taster class and talks to...
Promoting Chinese mental health
For 40 years Auckland psychiatrist Dr Sai Woh Wong has been trying to remove barriers for Chinese people in New Zealand to access mental health services. His work has taken place in the community, in university lecture halls and within the health...
A New Direction
This week on One in Five: staff describe it a magic place. We visit Nelson's Salisbury School, a residential special education facility for girls with intellectual and behavioural difficulties. Three years ago it faced closure by the Government but...
Welcome Everyone - The Accessibility of Parliament
A report into the accessibility of parliament has found many areas wanting. Now an action plan has been put into place to make the buildings and grounds and information about parliament accessible to everyone.
Treating by Touch
This week on One in Five: Treating by touch - a profile of Motueka physiotherapist, Richard Hayward who also happens to be blind. Trained in London, Richard came to New Zealand thirty years ago via a stint in in apartheid-era South Africa. He tells...
Twenty years of Disability Services
Mike talks with current Disability Services Manager, Rachel Anderson-Smith, who outlines the functions and purpose of the services. He also meets up with the founding and first full-time manager, Ava Gibson, who outlines the early humps and hurdles...
The panting mobility aid
When Chris Orr was paired with his first guide dog 40 years ago there were only 12 dogs working in New Zealand, now there are about 240. Chris has had 4 guide dogs, each with different skills. His requirements are simple; he wants a dog that walks...
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