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New Report “From Data To Dignity: Health And Wellbeing Indicators For NZers With Intellectual Disability” Welcomed

Tuesday, 19 December 2023, 12:46 pm | People First

In a new report by Kōtātā insight for IHC using New Zealand's Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI), health and wellbeing indicators were used to see how life is for people with learning (intellectual) disability. Overwhelmingly, all indicators ... More >>

People with disabilities can and should be heard

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 10:35 am | People First

Robert Martin, a humble man from Whanganui who has been called “a national treasure” by many within the disability community, has just become the first person with an intellectual disability in history to Chair a session at the United Nations. More >>

People First NZ backs Human Rights Commission report

Friday, 28 July 2017, 1:20 pm | People First

People First New Zealand Ngā Tāngata Tuatahi welcomes the Human Rights Commission and Donald Beasley Institute report ‘Institutions are places of abuse’ that was released yesterday. Many of our older members grew up and spent significant parts ... More >>

Working together to prevent abuse

Monday, 30 May 2016, 11:20 am | People First

A new 5 day abuse prevention course designed to teach adults with learning disability about domestic violence and abuse and how to keep safe is being launched in Christchurch this week. More >>

Action needed to keep disabled adults safe

Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 1:52 pm | People First

Keeping disabled adults safe is the focus of a meeting being held in Auckland this week. More >>

NZ's nomination to UN Committee potentially a world first

Wednesday, 11 June 2014, 4:00 pm | People First

The Minister for Disability Issues Hon. Tariana Turia has announced that Robert Martin will be New Zealand’s candidate for the 2016 election of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Minister Turia presented New Zealand’s ... More >>

Disability Rights Group Celebrates 10 Years

Monday, 14 October 2013, 3:48 pm | People First

A New Zealand organisation that empowers people with intellectual disabilities to know their rights and speak up for them is coming of age. More >>

People First says, “Sort it out.”

Tuesday, 5 October 2010, 5:08 pm | People First

Members of People First New Zealand Inc., a national self advocacy organisation for people with intellectual disability are distressed and feeling uncertain about the future of their support services after today’s announcement of IHC being forced ... More >>

BSA Upholds Complaint Against Paul Henry

Monday, 12 July 2010, 12:03 pm | People First

People First New Zealand Inc. welcomes the Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) decision that Television New Zealand (TVNZ) did not take enough action after Breakfast host Paul Henry used the ‘R’ word, giggled and made other discriminating remarks ... More >>

Jail is Right But Pay the Money Back Too

Monday, 29 March 2010, 4:46 pm | People First

People First New Zealand Inc, a national self advocacy organisation run by and for people with intellectual disability, is pleased with today’s outcome for the fraudster who stole $600,000 of money donated to people with intellectual disability. More >>

People With Disabilities Marching On Parliament

Wednesday, 5 September 2001, 1:11 pm | People First

People First will still be marching to Parliament on Friday, in spite of a recent announcement that Kimberley Institution is to close. People First is an international self advocacy organisation for people with intellectual disabilities with over 1600 ... More >>

Self advocacy group upset by Holmes programme

Thursday, 7 June 2001, 5:13 pm | People First

People with intellectual disabilities are upset by Wednesday night’s Holmes programme about the closure of Kimberley Centre. More >>




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