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UN calls for action on rights of children with disabilities

Tuesday, 29 January 2019, 9:17 am | IHC

IHC is pleased that the latest United Nations review tracking New Zealand’s progress on human rights has called for more action on the rights of children with disabilities. More >>

IHC: Time for a truly accessible New Zealand

Monday, 28 January 2019, 3:57 pm | IHC

IHC has welcomed the Government’s commitment to designing accessible public buildings for people with disabilities. More >>

Promising signs for IHC Calf and Rural Scheme target

Monday, 10 December 2018, 4:04 pm | IHC

IHC is encouraged with the support received so far in this year’s Calf and Rural Scheme. More >>

IHC: Real work now begins on mental health reform

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 12:59 pm | IHC

IHC fully supports and welcomes the findings of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction, and says now is the time to act so people with intellectual disabilities and their families have improved access to mental health support and ... More >>

IHC highlights long road ahead

Monday, 3 December 2018, 1:25 pm | IHC

IHC and Inclusion International are renewing their call to make inclusion a reality in all areas of society for people with intellectual disabilities. More >>

Inaugural kapa haka festival kicks off in Hamilton

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 10:22 am | IHC

On December 5, Te Anga Pāua o Āotearoa will host the inaugural National Kapa Haka Festival 2018 for people with intellectual disabilities. More >>

IHC welcomes support for Child Poverty Reduction Bill

Friday, 5 October 2018, 10:17 am | IHC

IHC welcomes the news that the Government’s Child Poverty Reduction Bill has received unanimous support from the Social Service and Select Committee, with cross party support. More >>

Improved resources needed for diverse learners

Friday, 21 September 2018, 1:21 pm | IHC

IHC has welcomed the government’s draft plan to provide individualised support for every child who needs it in the classroom, but cautions it will only succeed if the wider education system becomes more inclusive. More >>

Inclusion must begin with early education

Monday, 3 September 2018, 2:05 pm | IHC

IHC is calling on the Government to work more closely with the early childhood sector so that young children with disabilities aren’t waiting months for specialist help. More >>

M. bovis won’t stop IHC’s rural fundraising efforts

Friday, 27 July 2018, 1:36 pm | IHC

The rural community is rallying around IHC’s efforts to find alternative ways to raise a $1 million funding target without increasing the risk of spreading Mycoplasma bovis. More >>

IHC Calf and Rural Scheme 2018 announcement

Wednesday, 4 July 2018, 9:33 am | IHC

Due to the very real risk of spreading the Mycoplasma bovis disease, IHC has decided for the first time in 33 years to suspend crucial aspects of its Calf and Rural Scheme. More >>

Learning support funding 'just tinkers around the edges'

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 4:50 pm | IHC

IHC is pleased learning support has received a funding boost in today’s education Budget, but says a complete rebuild is needed so that every child gets what they need to learn. More >>

People with Down syndrome making meaningful contributions

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 10:21 am | IHC

IHC calls for New Zealanders to step up for everyone on World Down Syndrome Day 2018. More >>

End of Life Choice placing people with disabilities at risk

Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 2:01 pm | IHC

IHC shares the concerns of the Disability Rights Commissioner regarding The End of Life Choice Bill, which unfortunately links assisted dying, quality of life and disability. More >>

PM’s Award for inclusive education is a win for all children

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 10:43 am | IHC

IHC says an award for inclusive teaching practices celebrates one of the fundamentals of education – that every child has a right to achieve. More >>

IHC Salutes Recognition of People with Disabilities

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 12:40 pm | IHC

IHC salutes the recognition of people with disabilities with a Ministerial role back inside Cabinet More >>

Patchy progress for people with intellectual disabilities

Monday, 4 September 2017, 3:44 pm | IHC

A new snapshot on quality of life for people with intellectual disabilities has found many still struggling for education, good health care and above all the ability to earn money. More >>

IHC New Zealand pays tribute to Colin Meads

Sunday, 20 August 2017, 1:57 pm | IHC

Colin Meads - A man who made a difference Media release 20 August 2017 IHC New Zealand wishes to pay tribute to Colin Meads. More >>

IHC Welcomes Moves Towards a New Disability System

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 11:15 am | IHC

20 July 2017 - IHC welcomes moves towards a new disability system that puts greater choice and control over services in the hands of disabled people. More >>

Intellectual disability missing from announcement

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 5:18 pm | IHC

IHC is questioning why people with intellectual disabilities are invisible in new prison mental health plans unveiled today by the Government, at a cost of $14 million dollars. More >>