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  • Minister Turia launches the Elevator Group Hon Tariana Turia, Minister for Disability Issues

    6 June 2012


    I am delighted to have been invited to launch two new brands – changing the name of Workforce Auckland to the Elevator Group and changing the name of Workforce Industries to Altus Enterprises.

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  • Voice for disabled people honoured Simon Smith, Eastern Courier

    4 April 2012


    David Hughes is a quiet achiever. The Botany Downs man has tirelessly advocated for people with disabilities for many years and last month he was recognised for it. At this year's inaugural Big Event Health and Disability Expo his peers chose him for the single award of "making a significant contribution to the disability community".

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  • Be. Welcomes you in Hamilton LIFE Unlimited Hamilton Newsletter

    22 November 2011


    Be. Accessible, a social change campaign aimed at creating a 100% accessible country for all, launched a holistic accessibility assessment programme called Be. Welcome that that supports businesses and organisations as they journey towards better access for their customers and employees.


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  • Be. Accessible Campaign Channel 9 TV - Dunedin

    22 September 2011

    Knowing whether a building has good accessibility can be a major draw-card for those with mobility issues, and a nationwide initiative is looking to promote good access...

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  • Rotorua Roadshow Rotorua Social Services Council Newsletter

    1 September 2011

    On 29 June, the Be.Accessible roadshow was in Rotorua, and met with local people in a room at Rotorua District Council. Read more for Rotorua's vision...

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  • Rugby a catalyst for Be. Accessible campaign Article in Arts Access Aotearoa

    20 June 2011


    "Rugby will be the greatest catalyst for social change," says Chief Executive of Be. Institute Minnie Baragwanath, who is leading a 12-city roadshow...

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  • Be. Accessible by

    16 June 2011


    Disabilities Minister Tariana Turia is bemused by comments made from Labour’s Carmel Sepuloni following the social services select committee hearing... 

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  • Accessibility for All’ Initiative to Help Nelson’s Disabled Reach More Everyday Places Article in Happyzine

    8 June 2011


    Minister of Disability Issues Minister, Tariana Turia, has commended the initiative and the leadership...

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  • Accessibility on the Agenda by New Zealand Government

    4 June 2011


    Minister of Disability Issues Minister, Tariana Turia, has commended the initiative and the leadership of Nelson advocates for people with disabilities...

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  • Campaign for social change launched Article in Business to Business

    31 May 2011


    A new enterprise was launched recently with two significant and potentially contributory new initiatives...

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