One in Five
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...
Things They Make
Denis talks Amelia through the range of things they make at the Shed Project.
One In Five for 23 November 2014 - The Shed Project
Denis Wood is founder of The Shed Project – a wide reaching initiative in Paraparaumu which offers opportunities and choices to differently abled people and youth.
Denis Wood talks about negotiating positive relationships in the community.
One In Five for 16 November 2014 - I am an Artist
Vibrant posters have been appearing on street corners in main cities around the country as part of a national campaign to promote artists who happen to have a disability. The 'I am an Artist' campaign highlights the abilities of these artists, the...
One In Five for 9 November 2014
The pleasures and pitfalls of a low vision lifestyle: You'll seldom see a cane in Mike Steven's hand but he has just one eighth of the vision most people enjoy. Mike is one of almost 170 thousand New Zealanders who have some form of vision impairment....
One In Five for 2 November 2014
Jim Morunga's been serving his community for 40 years. Last year he was named New Zealand's Local Hero of the year. Other regional winners were in the running, but Napier-based Jim took the top award. The award recognises people doing extraordinary...
One In Five for 26 October 2014
Children with Down syndrome can be princes and princesses too. Katy Gosset meets the woman behind a petition that calls for Disney to make an animated film with disabled characters. She also finds out how to use an electro-larynx and hears one man's...
One In Five for 19 October 2014 - extended interview
Listen to an extended interview with barrier free advisor Vivian Naylor.
One In Five for 19 October 2014
From his new vantage point as a wheelchair user, Mike Gourley revisits the issue of access to the built environment.
One In Five for 12 October 2014
It's a tough job market in many small New Zealand towns and, it can be particularly hard for people living with a disability to find the right work opportunity. Workbridge is a nationwide, Government-funded organisation that helps disabled people find...
One In Five for 5 October 2014
For Sharyn Hildreth having MS has meant often needing to have a 'plan B'. Directing plays rather than acting in them has become her latest 'plan B'. Sharyn is one of 4000 New Zealanders who live with Multiple Sclerosis. It's a condition that affects...
One In Five for 28 September 2014 - Tourettes
This week on One in Five: Mention Tourettes Syndrome and most people think of adults who swear. But this complex neurological condition also affects children, causing a host of uncontrollable physical and verbal tics. Tourettes flew largely under the...
One In Five for 21 September 2014 - An Anxious State
It's estimated one in four people in New Zealand will experience anxiety in their lifetime. Of those many thousands of people, just 30 per cent of cases will be diagnosed and only five per cent will seek help. The Phobic Trust believes too many people...
One In Five for 14 September 2014
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.
- Wellington, New Zealand