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Above and Beyond Employers Award

In recognition of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Workbridge recognises special employers who have gone above and beyond to show their commitment to creating a more inclusive workplace.

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December 27th, 2020 at 10:30 am

Staff With Disabilities an Asset

Kiwi businesses could be more profitable and improve their organisational culture if managers committed to hiring a more diverse group of people, and rethink their concept of ‘disability’, says GSK’s general manager Anna Stove.

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May 12th, 2015 at 10:39 am

Regions & Categories: Business,Disabilities,New Zealand

Attitudes to disability need to change

Disabled people still experience serious barriers that prevent them from fully participating in society and feeling accepted, according to two new reports. Based on interviews with disabled people, the reports share examples where people feel their human rights have not been respected. As well as sharing their experiences, the disabled people interviewed called for a change in attitudes to disability, greater awareness throughout society and a more accessible New Zealand for all.

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April 23rd, 2015 at 8:50 am

Regions & Categories: Disabilities,Health,New Zealand


Art and Craft Expo to Raise Funds For Disabled Art and Craft Classes

Hornby, Christchurch – Local artists and crafters are coming together to support La Famia Creative Arts’ classes for the disabled in our community.

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October 2nd, 2012 at 7:43 am

Regions & Categories: Arts,Christchurch,Disabilities,New Zealand

Auckland Council Disability Leadership Group

The membership of the Auckland Council’s Disability Leadership Group has been announced by the mayor, Len Brown. The group’s purpose is to represent interests of disability communities in relation to council strategies, policies, plans, and bylaws.

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May 29th, 2011 at 12:45 pm