Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Manukau City celebrates participation of disabled

29 November 2004

Manukau City celebrates participation of disabled people and their support groups in the community

Friday, 3 December is International Day of Disabled People. On Saturday, 4 December, Manukau City Council will recognise the importance of disabled people to the Manukau community when it launches its Disability Policy and Action Plan for 2004/05. The Mayor of Manukau, Sir Barry Curtis, and the Minister for Disability Issues, the Hon Ruth Dyson, will speak at the launch.

The Council developed its Disability Policy in collaboration with disabled people in Manukau. The aim with the policy and action plan is to work toward creating an inclusive Manukau where all can participate.

Some 62,000 disabled people live in Manukau, and even more people are affected by disability as family/whanau, friends and people who give support to disabled people. Many of the Council's activities have a direct impact on the daily lives of all these people.

"Disabled people and those who support them are an important part of the Manukau community. Manukau City Council wants to support disabled people to share fully in our city's democratic processes and community life. This policy and its action plans will help us to make a real difference for disabled people living or working in, or visiting, Manukau," says Manukau Mayor Sir Barry Curtis.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

PM's Press Conference: Pike Re-Entry Agency

At today's post-cabinet press conference Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was joined by Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-entry Andrew Little to announce plans for the new agency for re-entry of the mine.

The Pike River Recovery Agency, Te Kahui Whakamana Rua Tekau ma Iwa, will be officially established on 31 January 2018 and will work with the Pike River families with the intention of manned entry of the drift before March 2019. More>>


Foreign Affairs: Patrick Gower Interviews Jacinda Ardern

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says discussions have already begun on how to bring climate change refugees into New Zealand under a Pacific seasonal employment plan... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Centre Right’s Love Of ‘Nanny State’

You’d almost think it was 2005 again. That was a time when the rugged individualists of the centre-right were being beset by government regulations on the nature of light-bulbs, the size of shower heads, the junk food available at school tuck shops and other such essentials... More>>

Speaking Of Transport: Public Engagement On Wellington Scenarios

“Our work on possible solutions for Wellington’s transport future is ongoing, but has progressed to the stage where we’re ready to share our ideas with the public and seek their feedback to help guide our next steps...” More>>


Parental Leave: National's Time-Sharing Change Fails

National has proposed a change to the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Amendment Bill that would allow both parents to take paid parental leave at the same time, if that is what suits them best. More>>


Train Free Thursday: Workers Strike To Defend Terms Of Employment

"They signed up to these conditions a year ago when they got the contract for Wellington's rail services. Now they're trying to increase profits by squeezing frontline workers." More>>


Seclusion: Ombudsman Emphasises Importance Of Monitoring

Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero says that while there have been changes to the Education (Update) Amendment Act 2017 to prohibit the use of seclusion, the report is an important reminder of the importance of regular monitoring of schools. More>>





Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election