One in Five
Welcome Everyone - The Accessibility of Parliament04/18/15
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...
One In Five for 21 December 2014
This week on One in Five: teaching children about the birds and the bees is often challenging. But it can be tougher still for parents whose young people have learning difficulties. Katy Gosset meets a sexual health educator who is helping those...
One in Five: Tribute to Stella Young
Australian comedian, journalist and disability activist Stella Young has died. This is an excerpt from a Radio New Zealand Interview with Stella earlier in 2014.
One In Five: Sailability Hawkes Bay
There are Sailability clubs dotted around the globe - nine of them are in New Zealand. Their aim is simple - to spread the joy of sailing to anyone. Sailability Hawkes Bay was the third club to be set up in New Zealand and each week dozens of sailors...
One In Five for 7 December 2014 - Volunteers
This week on One in Five: Singing the unsung heroes. Volunteers are the mainstay of many activities available to the disability sector. As the world marks the International Day of the Volunteer, Katy Gosset looks at what unpaid helpers bring to New...
One In Five for 30 November 2014 - Running Jump to Rio
Eighteen-year-old Jono Brownjohn is on the Pathway to Podium programme – a nationwide talent development programme for young athletes. A sprinter and jumper, Jono’s aiming for selection for the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He’s recently...
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