One in Five
The Cost of a Coffee05/23/15
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...
Women with Disabilities - Women in Crisis
Women with disabilities are significantly more likely to be abused than women in the general population. In fact figures gathered around the world show up to 90 per cent of women with an intellectual disability report being abused at some time in...
Attitude - Part 2
The concluding episode of a play by Stuart Hoare centred on James, who has recently become blind but refuses to accept or admit it. He has met Laura in a Christchurch square. Laura uses a wheelchair and after a difficult meeting they have reached a...
One in Five for 22 March 2015 - Attitude by Stuart Hoare
A play by Stuart Hoare about a man who with a lot of attitude coming to terms with disability. The concluding episode of a drama centred on James, who has recently become blind but refuses to accept or admit it. He has met Laura in a Christchurch...
Attitude - Part 1
Smooth-talking James has a lot of attitude and doesn't tolerate fools gladly. Then he's blinded in an accident and finds other people's attitudes to him have changed completely.
One n Five Achilles March 8
One In Five Title: One In Five for March 8 2015 - Achilles - A Reason to Run. Time & Date of Broadcast: 2015-03-08 1906 Code: oif Participants: Peter Loft, Niva Retimanu, Felicia Manase, Jaden Movold, Richard Warwick, Maryanne Hooson, Kelly Smith,...
Achilles - A Reason to Run
Achilles in an international organisation that supports people with disabilities to participate in mainstream sporting events. It's in 65 countries, and is particularly active in New Zealand. Recently 32 Achilles athletes and 49 Achilles guides took...
Taking New Steps with Technology
Some parents worry that their children spend too much time on tablets. But for Nathan Carter, an ipad has been a means of making new connections with his school mates. The 12-year-old is on the autism spectrum and has been taking part in research to...
One in Five: Ngā Tukemata O Kahungunu
For more than 20 years now Jim Edwards has been working alongside people with disabilities. He runs a kaupapa Māori daily activities programme under the umbrella of Ngā Tukemata-O-Kahungunu Charitable Trust. It's based near Hastings in Hawkes Bay.
Redesigning Hospital Rooms for Tetraplegic Patients
Katy Gosset visits a Christchurch hospital where tetraplegic patients are helping to redesign the spinal injury facility.
Blind Cricket Commentator Dean Du Plessis
This week on One in Five: He describes himself as the world's first Blind Cricket commentator. Katy Gosset talks to Dean Du Plessis who uses the sounds of ball and bat to help report on the sport.
A Job Well Done
Until a few months ago, Selwyn Cook had no idea how many people he'd employed who live with disabilities. He says he doesn't count them and just employs the best person for the job. It turns out that in the past 3 years, Selwyn has employed more than...
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