RICI is committed to promoting & initiating more inclusion in the Rodney District, NZ - with a focus on the inclusion of people with disabilities.

 

This is a learning process for all involved, including for the organization itself.

Diversity is a given,

but how we demonstrate inclusion in our communities, is a choice.

 

We want to partner with groups across all sectors in our communities - to maximize learning and impact and transcend traditional divides.

He waka eke noa

We are all in this together

What is Inclusion? 

EMBRACING DIVERSITY IN OUR COMMUNITIES

Inclusion, is appreciating and valuing human differences by removing barriers and creating an atmosphere that promotes a sense of belonging – where everyone feels respected and valued for their uniqueness.

 

In an inclusive environment, people are valued because of, not in spite of, their differences - so everyone can fully participate and thrive.

 

KEY PLAYERS IN CREATING INCLUSIVE COMMUNITIES

Municipalities

- urban and rural

Businesses

- big and small

Institutions

- schools,

health districts,

facilities, etc.

Community-based

Organisations

- culture, sport and

recreation groups,

service organisations,

faith communities, etc.

Project Mobilise

Project Mobilise aims to change attitudes towards disability in Aotearoa. 

Project Mobilise is sponsored and led by The Human Rights Commission – New Zealand’s national human rights institution. 

Project Mobilise is supported by Curative, a disability-led creative agency inspiring social change.

The NZ Human Rights Commission

The HRC works in partnership with others to help individuals and organisations around New Zealand to understand their rights and meet their legal responsibilities. 

Disabled people have the right to be respected for who they are, be free from ableism and discriminatory barriers, and participate fully in all aspects of society. 

Private Tutoring
The following organisations, services and activities, provide support for a range of abilities and are available in the Rodney District.
If you know of others we can add to
this list, please contact us. 


AIM Inc

Vocational Service and Mentoring programme for adults with disabilities - Warkworth 


PHAB

Weekly Wednesday social club for adults with mixed-abilities, Warkworth

Contact Ursula for more information: 021-1382878


RecreateNZ

Life Changing Experiences for young people with Disabilities. Auckland

Glass Celling Arts Collective

A group of creative performing arts people - creating access to meaningful arts experiences for all people - Mahurangi

Warkworth Library

  • Path to main entrance is level and accessible

  • Ramped access from emergency exit at the back

  • Automatic doors

Sing Up Rodney

Community music therapy

with a focus on singing, communication, friendship

and fun. Warkworth and Orewa.

Te Hana Te Ao Marama

Maori Cultural Centre at Te Hana, offering a variety of authentic Maori cultural experiences  

Able2Worship

A group of able worshipers of God, many with learning and/or physical disabilities/challenges. Meetings are held bi-monthly at the Methodist church hall, Warkworth, at 3pm

Circability

We deliver circus arts classes, community events and workshops for all ages and abilities. A particular focus of our work is developing inclusion programmes for people with disabilities.

Creative Living For Health & Well-Being

 Estuary Art Centre, Orewa:

This Art class has been designed for participants who have experienced stress, trauma, brain injury, stroke, aphasia or loss.

Raukatauri
Music Therapy

Auckland Satellite Facility:

Orewa: Estuary Arts Centre, 214B Hibiscus Coast Highway
Satellite open every Wednesday.

Swimming for Disabled Kids

At Northern Arena swim school, our swim teachers have been trained in the "No Exceptions Training" programme from the Halberg Trust and we treat all our children as potential swimmers regardless of disability.

Reading Map

Travelling with a disability? 

Three wheelchair-users Olivia Shivas, Rebecca Dubber and Grace Stratton fly from Auckland to Dunedin to show what it's like travelling with a disability.

Road Trip

Inclusive and Accessible Travel NZ

Inclusive tourism is about minimising barriers, reducing uncertainty and increasing accessibility when exploring New Zealand.

Woman in Wheelchair at Beach

Accessible Travel Forum for New Zealand

A Facebook group to gain advice and recommendations on travel & wheelchair accessibility plus for other disabilities that may mean travel is less accessible.

Cafe Interior

Accessible

Café Reviews

Mahurangi Region

AIM is an adult vocational service based in Warkworth. One of their activities is to visit local cafes and tourist spots to review accessibility and sustainability practices. 

Let's Work Together

He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata! He tangata! He tangata!

What is the most important thing in the world? Its people! It is people! It is people!