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Disabled Persons Assembly Launches Employment Project In Waikato

Monday, 28 September 2020, 4:13 pm | Disabled Persons Assembly

Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA) New Zealand is tackling the disproportionate rate of unemployment for disabled people by launching Mahi Tika – Equity in Employment, an employment programme to be trialed in the Waikato region. There are approximately ... More >>

Dunedin Disability Community To Host ‘My Vote Counts’ General Election Forum

Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 3:43 pm | Disabled Persons Assembly

Dunedin general election candidates will take part in a My Votes Count forum event on 29 September organised by the Dunedin and Districts Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA) alongside Disability Information Service, People First, Blind Citizens New ... More >>

Health And Disability System Review Report Fails Disabled People

Thursday, 18 June 2020, 12:49 pm | Disabled Persons Assembly

Recommendations in the Health and Disability Review Final Report released this week will fail to improve outcomes for disabled people, the Disabled Persons Assembly NZ (DPA) says. “The Health and Disability Review Final Report shows that this review ... More >>

Accessible Streets Package Would Put Disabled People At Risk

Monday, 9 March 2020, 5:11 pm | Disabled Persons Assembly

The Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA) is alarmed that many of the proposals in the draft Accessible Streets Package released today would put disabled people at risk and make our footpaths more dangerous places for them. “Allowing bicycles and powered ... More >>

Disabled People Need To Be Included In The 2020 Wellbeing Budget

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 4:55 pm | Disabled Persons Assembly

A focus on wellbeing in the budget presents a real opportunity to make a difference to disabled people’s lives, but only if disabled people are explicitly included, the Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA) says. At the Budget Policy Statement 2020 hearing ... More >>

Disabled Persons Assembly Congratulate Hutt City Council

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 7:00 pm | Disabled Persons Assembly

The installation of a beach access mat at Days Bay means everyone – including disabled people - will be able to enjoy the beach this summer, the Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA) says. More >>

NZ welfare policy around relationships harms disabled

Monday, 25 November 2019, 9:42 am | Disabled Persons Assembly

Welfare policy which penalises people for forming relationships is harming the disabled community, Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA) says. More >>

Disabled People welcome free buses in Hamilton

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 4:51 pm | Disabled Persons Assembly

Waikato is setting an example for the rest of the country with its implementation of free buses for disabled people, the Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA) says. More >>

Spaces of Belonging Research Report Launch

Wednesday, 24 July 2019, 4:56 pm | Disabled Persons Assembly

Understanding why and where disabled people feel they belong and don’t belong is the focus of a joint Spaces of Belonging research report launched last night by the Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA), Imagine Better, and the University of Waikato. More >>

Concerns support worker strikes causing distress

Saturday, 22 June 2019, 11:48 am | Disabled Persons Assembly

Continued strikes by support workers employed by IDEA Services are causing distress for clients who rely on their services for daily care, the Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA) says. More >>

Plastic straw ban a kick in the teeth for disabled people

Tuesday, 28 August 2018, 5:26 pm | Disabled Persons Assembly

The announcement of a plastic straw ban in an inner-city Auckland area is a kick in the teeth for disabled people, the Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA) says. More >>

Election Access Fund Bill hugely positive step

Friday, 27 July 2018, 8:43 pm | Disabled Persons Assembly

Election Access Fund Bill hugely positive step towards full enfranchisement of disabled people A decade after New Zealand told the world it would guarantee people with disabilities equal political rights, the Election Access Fund Bill a concrete step towards making ... More >>

Plan to Fix Rentals addresses needs of disabled people

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 6:01 pm | Disabled Persons Assembly

The Plan to Fix Rentals launched by Renters United today is a common sense response to the current broken rental market; its implementation would improve the lives of thousands of New Zealanders, not least those in the disability community, the Disabled ... More >>

Disabled Persons Assembly Election Forum

Thursday, 13 July 2017, 9:46 am | Disabled Persons Assembly

Twenty-four percent of New Zealanders identify as disabled, but disabled people’s voices are not often heard during election time. More >>

DPA response to remark made by Kim Campbell

Wednesday, 4 November 2015, 4:45 pm | Disabled Persons Assembly

The Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA) wants to challenge the remark made by the Chief Executive of the Employers and Manufacturers Association Kim Campbell on Radio New Zealand yesterday morning. More >>

Getting Equal Access for Everyone

Tuesday, 8 September 2015, 1:40 pm | Disabled Persons Assembly

Access to every day amenities like buildings, footpaths and public transport will be discussed at the re ‘Access for All – Dunedin’ forum on Tuesday, September 22. More >>

Report on work to further the rights of Disabled People

Tuesday, 16 June 2015, 9:07 pm | Disabled Persons Assembly

The Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA) Chief Executive Rachel Noble notes the release today of a Government report outlining the work being done to further the interests of disabled people in the next three years More >>

Getting Equal Access for Everyone

Tuesday, 16 June 2015, 4:45 pm | Disabled Persons Assembly

Access to every day amenities like buildings, footpaths and public transport will be discussed at the ‘Access for All – Dunedin’ forum on Monday, 22 June. More >>

“I Am Able” theme of Disabled Persons Assembly forum

Thursday, 12 March 2015, 4:51 pm | Disabled Persons Assembly

The Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA) is holding a two-day forum, this week in Wellington, to inspire change in the way people with disabilities see themselves and are seen by others. More >>

Disabled people want work

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 2:18 pm | Disabled Persons Assembly

Nick Ruane is a disabled person and he says in spite of having a Masters Degree with honours in political science, a commerce degree and a teaching qualification his employment history has been sporadic. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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