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Disability Rights New Zealand Law and Legislation | Auckland 12 Dec 2014 and 28 Jan 2015

CCS Disability Action has an exciting opportunity for Disabled people or their family/whanau.

They are looking for people with disabilities who are emerging leaders who want to strengthen their leadership skills. They want people who want to strengthen their knowledge of their rights. These workshops are being run by Auckland Disability Law and are being hosted by CCS Disability Action. There are two half-day workshops, and they both cover different material, so it would be great if people who register could come to both. The morning workshop is open to disabled people or family members of disabled people, however ADL have kindly given up their time to facilitate afternoon sessions for professionals and any other community groups who would like to attend.

People who require support during the morning sessions are welcome to bring their support workers.

Workshop dates are

  • Friday 12 December 2014 – 9.30am – 12.30pm
  • Friday 28 January 2015 – 9.30am – 12.30pm

Please Register by Friday 28 November 2014

For more information contact:

Kylie Elsbury-Dawson, Resource and Support Coordinator

CCS Disability Action, Northern Region


Feedback needed from disabled community on rail crossings

27 February 2013

Further to the dreadful incident that occurred at the Morningside Drive rail crossing this week, KiwiRail wants assistance from the disabled community to help identify the crossings that urgently need upgrading, to increase their safety.

Following a meeting today with KiwiRail staff, Stephen Collett, Northern Regional Manager – Infrastructure and Jenni Austin, Communications Advisor, the following main items were agreed:

  • Immediate feedback to KiwiRail on the difficult/potentially unsafe crossings in Auckland
  • Work with KiwiRail to devise improved standards for pedestrian crossing design
  • Investigate a system to make it easier in the future for people to advise KiwiRail of crossings that need maintenance.

There are 54 on-grade crossings within the Auckland region and we can greatly assist in keeping them as safe as possible by contacting KiwiRail direct.

 Contact Details


Advise of the location of the crossing and description of the problem.

A meeting on Feb 27th started the process of helping to increase the understanding of the diversity of people with impairments/disabilities and the wide range of mobility equipment that is used.

At least the community can help ensure something positive comes about as a result of this awful accident.

Housing Forum in Auckland 21 March 2013

Housing Forum

  • Where: CCS Disability Action, 14 Erson Ave, Royal Oak, Auckland
  • When: 12:30pm – 3:30pm, Thursday 21 March 2013

Featuring Guest Speakers from:

  • Whangarei Accessible Housing Trust
  • Auckland Council

This is an opportunity to share your experiences of Auckland’s housing issues and discuss possible solutions, with a focus on affordable and accessible housing options.

Together we can make a real change!

Please RSVP to Jacqui Carlson at Jacqui.Carlson@CCSDisabilityAction.org.nz or (09) 625 9378

This is an accessible venue but if you require specific support please contact CCS Disability Action by 15 March.

 facebook.com/accessyourwhare  for more information.

Updates to the Mobility Parking Scheme: What You Need to Know

The mobility parking permit scheme is getting a spruce up!

CCS Disability Action has looked at ways in which they can improve the Mobility Parking Permit Scheme in consultation with mobility parking users.

As a result of this consultation, we’re pleased to announce the upcoming changes. We believe as a result the scheme will be fairer and more transparent for all.


Everyone with an existing permit will still be able to continue to use it, but you will notice changes in the scheme and in permits issued from early December this year.

Fairer eligibility

A number of people told CCS Disability Action that the current eligibility criteria are confusing. As a result of a review CCS Disability Action also felt that there were people who were missing out who had a genuine need, particularly people who require intensive behaviour support that could really benefit from being able to use designated mobility parking spaces.

You will be eligible if you meet the following criteria:

  1. You are unable to walk and always require the use of a wheelchair; or
  2. Your ability to walk distances is severely restricted by a medical condition or disability. If for example, you require the use of mobility aids, experience severe pain, or breathlessness; or
  3. You have a medical condition or disability that requires you to have physical contact or close supervision to safely get around and cannot be left unattended. For example, if you experience disorientation, confusion, or severe anxiety.

Changes to the criteria will make it clearer for people to determine if they are eligible, making the application process easier for all users.

Applying for a permit

To apply for a short-term permit, an extension on a short-term permit or a long-term permit for the first time you will need to get your doctor to confirm your eligibility by completing the medical section of the application form. However if you are renewing your long-term permit – as it was confirmed by your doctor in the application for your first long-term permit that you have a medical condition or disability which affects your mobility and is long-term (permanent); you do not have to provide any additional medical information.

From early December there will be a new application form that will be easier to download from the website www.MobilityParking.org.nz.

Only some of the branch offices will be processing applications received by post – these are listed on the application form. While you will still be able to take your application into your local branch and pay for your permit, the permit will not be issued to you over the counter. Your permit will be sent to you within 5 working days from the date that they receive your application and payment.

New look permit brings greater accountability

Everyone with an existing permit will still be able to continue to use it, but those issued with a new permit from early December will notice a completely new look.

The new permit is in CCS Disability Action colours (green, black and white) and will have the expiry date (month and year) printed on it. The permit will also include a barcode and permit number that will allow parking wardens to scan for real time information, similar to current vehicle licensing technology.

It’s hoped these technological improvements will result in a fairer scheme for all, supporting faster identification of those lost and stolen permits in circulation.

Further changes

In the first half of 2013 CCS Action will be introducing the facility for people to apply and pay for a mobility parking permit online! Keep an eye out on the website for more information on this as it comes to hand.

Contact Sara Georgeson

Mobility Parking Permit Scheme Project Manager

CCS Disability Action , National Office

TEL    04 384 5677
DDI    04 805 0080   MOB  021 1903 786

EML Sara.Georgeson@ccsDisabilityAction.org.nz

www.ccsDisabilityAction.org.nz www.MobilityParking.org.nz

Disabled Women’s Forum: Royal Oak, Auckland 9 July 2012

The next Disabled Women’s Forum is on the 9th July at 10.30-12.30.  Venue is CCS Disability Action, 14 Erson Ave, Royal Oak.

All disabled women are welcome to attend.  At this meeting we have Vivian Naylor coming to speak with the group about Transport and Access issues.

This is an opportunity to raise and discuss issues with Vivian.


Susan Sherrard

Team Leader

CCS Disability Action, Northern Region


Practical Living Skills Workshop for People with Disabilities 6 & 13 July 2012


Friday 6th and 13th of July, 2012


To provide a practical living skills workshop for young people.

SAY Project and supported by CCS Disability Action will be providing two one day workshops for young people with disabilities to learn practical living skills that will enable them to live independently.

Workshops include:

  • Personal goals and aspirations
  • Home & Gardening
  • Budgeting, menu planning, shopping and cooking
  • Driver licensing and car maintenance

This workshop will be delivered over two days and be facilitated by

Donna Tamaariki of Kaitiaki Enterprises Ltd and the SAY Project Youth.

You will need to bring:

  • Appropriate clothes for physical activity and gardening (gloves will be provided)
  • Sensible outdoor shoes
  • A sun hat or cap
  • Water bottle

They will provide:

  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
  • Arrange transport if required
  • Arrange support if required
  • All equipment & products required for activities

RSVP TO: Donna by the 30th of June ows@xtra.co.nz or text 027-2847401


  • Friday 6th and 13th of July, 2012
  • Venue: CCS Disability Action Royal Oak, 14 Erson Ave, Royal Oak, Auckland
  • Time: 10am-4pm


Contact Details:                                                                                     



Any special food requirements?



Do you require transport?                             Yes      No                              

Do you require someone to support  you?   Yes      No                            


Are you bringing a support person?              Yes      No                 

Resources for Youth with Disabilities Course

Do you want to know more about resources to support your children and young people with special needs?

This short course is designed to help you understand the health and disability system – what services and supports are available and how they can be accessed.

  • When? Tuesday 14 February, 10am – 2pm (morning tea available from 9:30am)
  • Where? St Johns Anglican Church Hall, 6 Chandler Ave, Royal Oak

Brief presentations by:

  • • Taikura Trust
  • • Special Education, Ministry of Education
  • • Child Development Service
  • • CCS Disability Action
  • • Work & Income NZ
  • • Ministry of Health (Individualised Funding)

Morning tea and a light lunch will be provided.

RSVP by 11 February to auckland@parent2parent.org.nz or ph 625-5021.

Parking: Plenty of parking is available in the public carpark beside the church.