Our Stories

Steve with no arms, playing with his young daughter at the playground

‘our stories’ travelled around New Zealand from 2007 to 2009 and brought you the voices of disabled people from your own community. It is envisaged that ‘our stories’ will create opportunities in your community for new relationships, dialogue and change. This two year community based project was sponsored by CCS Disability Action and IHC. Visit the Our Stories website - http://www.ourstories.co.nz/

Our Regions publish their stories in newsletters which you can download:

Northern Region

(PDF 2.43Mb)

Waikato / Bay of Plenty Region

(PDF 905kb)

Central/Hononga Rawhiti Region

Ngā Rongo o te Wā
(PDF 4.44Mb)

Upper South Region

Widening Horizons
(PDF 544kb)

Southern Region

Southern Lines
(PDF 3Mb)



Our quarterly Direct Mail campaigns bring you personal stories from around the country:

December 2016

Heather's story
(PDF 827kb)

September 2016

Mike's story
(PDF 800kb)

June 2016

Aleesha's story (PDF 800kb)
and recipe cards (PDF 230kb)

March 2016

Noel's story
(PDF 1.6Mb)


See Me, Hear Me

View See Me, Hear Me, the video about bullying – created by CCS Disability Action and the Ministry of Eduction and launched at The Gathering in Te Papa, March 2016. https://vimeopro.com/bullyingfreenz/videos/video/166296199