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  • Wayne Besant: Diversity an opportunity, not a problem Wayne Besant, NZ Herald

    10 September 2014

    Wayne Besant talks about how Be. Accessible is a great example of using diversity as an opportunity.

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  • Family sees red over blue stickers Erin Majurey, Hamilton News

    7 August 2014

    Be. Coach, Steve Taylor and his family are interviewed by the Hamilton News about their campaign for better wheelchair accessibility in Hamilton.

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  • Arts Access Accolade honours Philip Patston Arts Access Aotearoa

    29 July 2014

    Our very own Be. Leadership co-director, Philip Patston, was presented the inaugural Arts Access Accolade by award patron Dame Rosie Horton at the Arts Access Awards 2014 in Parliament.

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  • Building accessibility lags despite rebuild opportunity Philip Matthews, The Press

    20 July 2014


    One in four. That number might sound high but one in four New Zealanders have disabilities and with an ageing population, that number will only increase.

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  • Rising number of disabled people in NZ - survey NZ Herald

    17 June 2014

    An ageing population has contributed to the rise in the number of disabled people in New Zealand, which last year rose to over one million - almost a quarter of the population.

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  • New Zealand Order of Merit awarded to Minnie b. Be. Accessible

    2 June 2014

    Today, Amanda (Minnie) Baragwanath was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit by Her Majesty The Queen in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2014. 

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  • Rebuiding Christchurch as an accessible city Wallace Chapman, Radio NZ Live

    18 May 2014

    Wallace Chapman of the Sunday Morning show on Radio New Zealand speaks with Minnie Baragwanath about rebuilding Christchurch as an accessible city.

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  • Christchurch Stands to Reap Massive Economic Benefit From Rebuilding Accessible City With Eye to Tourism Dwayne Alexander, Alexander Communications

    13 May 2014


    One of New Zealand’s foremost accessibility experts says Christchurch has the opportunity to be a world leader in accessibility and reap the financial and social rewards associated with making the city fully accessible to residents and visitors.

    Platinum members of the Christchurch Chamber of Commerce will learn how Christchurch can become the world’s most accessible city when John Allen and Minnie Baragwanath, chairman and CEO respectively of the social enterprise Be. Institute, speak to them later this month about why the promotion of accessibility is a sound commercial strategy.

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  • Life without limits Leah Davies, Issue 10, renegade Collective

    1 May 2014


    Whether it's helping disadvantaged people to connect overseas or negotiating with governments and other agencies for a more inclusive world, disability rights campaigner Erin Gough (Be. Leader 2011) is living proof that limitations are all in the mind.

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  • The courage to change Donna McIntyre, NZ Herald

    13 April 2014


     Suzanne Cowan, Be. Leader 2011, speaks to Donna McIntyre about having significant changes forced upon her in her everyday life and how she has chosen to deal with it.

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