One in Five
One In Five for 14 September 201409/14/14
New Zealand's attitudes towards people with disabilities and the work the Government's doing to uphold their rights is coming under the spotlight this week at the United Nations in Geneva. For the first time, a delegation from the New Zealand...
For Laughter’s Sake
We find out why laughter is important in our daily lives and meets a man who begged to be institutionalised before seeking alternative ways to heal from a lifetime of depression and bipolar.
One In Five for 24 August 2014 - Taranaki Hospital's New Wing
Taranaki Base Hospital has recently officially opened a smart new wing. It cost $80 million dollars to build and includes six new wards, six operating theatres and day stay services. It has also been built with people of all abilities in mind thanks...
One In Five for 17 August 2014 - Alexandra singing stars
Katy Gosset visits Living Options, an organisation helping locals with an intellectual disability, to lead full and independent lives.
One In Five for 10 August 2014 - Disability Policies
One in Five speaks to political party disability spokespeople about action they'd like to see taken to improve the lives of people living with a disability. Employment, education, housing and community attitudes are up for discussion. One in Five...
One In Five for 3 August 2014 - Shane Blows
This week on One In Five we meet a Motueka man keen to put his stamp on the world of hand cycling. Shane Blows has had a fast track in the sport and is now ranked 17th in the world. Shane's dream is to make the 2016 Paralympics in Rio but his more...
One In Five for 27 July 2014
It you have parked in a disabled carparking space in Whangarei by mistake, you may have heard from the Tiaho Trust. It’s been battling to up the number of accessible parks in the city and has had the council on side to deal with those who misuse them....
One In Five for 20 July 2014
This week on One In Five: recovery, romance and finding a place to fit in. Katy Gosset is at The Apartment, a Dunedin day facility for people recovering from mental illness. The centre is run by an Otago-based support organisation, Pact, and offers a...
One In Five for 13 July 2014
Even a mild brain injury can have a huge impact on a person's life. Following an accident, medical staff often focus on the injuries they can see and sometimes brain injuries are missed. One in Five speaks to a neuropsychologist about the symptoms of...
One In Five for 6 July 2014
This week on One In Five: student life in Dunedin. Katy Gosset pays an early visit to a Caversham flat to catch its five busy inhabitants before they head off to their South Dunedin campus. Like most flatmates they take turns cooking, doing the chores...
One In Five for 29 June 2014
It's estimated that every 15 minutes in New Zealand someone sustains a head injury. It happens mainly to men and boys under the age of 34. Seven and a half years ago Gary Farrow's life changed in an instant. He was 19 when he was in a car crash with...
One In Five for 22 June 2014 - Canterbrainers
This week on One In Five Katy Gosset revisits the Canterbrainers Choir. The Christchurch-based singing group was established two years ago to help people with neurological conditions improve their vocal ability and engage more in social activities....
One In Five for 15 June 2014
Mia's life has been transformed by the newest member of her family. The nine year old is on the autism spectrum and last September Awhina came to live with her. Awhina is a beautiful black Labrador who loves to play and cuddle but she also has another...
One In Five for 8 June 2014
This week on One in Five: some Central Otago youngsters with disabilities are reaching new heights, courtesy of a local sports programme. Game on Everyone was set up by Wanaka parents whose children are autistic, or have learning difficulties, to...
One In Five for 1 June 2014
The LYNKZ programme in Whangarei helps support people living with disabilities to move into the workforce, participate in community events, and gain skills for independence, to set goals and to achieve them.
One In Five for 18 May 2014
The Raukatauri Music Therapy centre has just celebrated its 10th birthday. Despite the growing demand for music therapy, the Auckland centre remains the only music therapy centre in New Zealand. Each week 200 people have therapy sessions at RMTC's...
One In Five for 11 May 2014
What's your favourite sign? That's both the question and video campaign from Deaf Aotearoa on the eve of New Zealand Sign Language Week. Last year's Census showed the numbers of sign language users had fallen by 16 per cent but there are still more...
One In Five for 27 April 2014
Katy Gosset meets Thane Pullan - a rising star in stand up comedy who does his gigs sitting down and makes comic fodder of the fact. Thane uses a wheelchair and voice technology to deliver his routines which have earned him a spot in next month's Raw...
One In Five for 20 April 2014
Audio describers are employed to describe almost anything you can imagine for blind and visually impaired people - from parades to live opera, art exhibitions, weddings and funerals. American audio describer Joel Snyder was in New Zealand recently and...
One In Five Extra!!!
Anna Jameson takes One In Five's Katy Gosset on a walk near Frankton.
- Wellington, New Zealand