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“My Friend is a Superhero” profiled on Radio New Zealand National

Posted by Diversityworks on 1 October 2013, 7:37 pm in , ,

Radio NZ National recently profiled “My Friend is a Superhero” on One In Five.

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Praise for “My Friend is a Superhero”

Posted by Diversityworks Trust on 19 July 2013, 1:36 pm in , , , , ,

Cover of “My Friend is a Superhero” bookWhen we raised enough money to print 1500 copies of “My Friend is a Superhero” through our PledgeMe campaign, we received an incredible amount of generous feedback.

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Is New Zealand ready for More Diversity on Screen?

Posted by Diversityworks Trust on 19 July 2013, 11:46 am in , , , ,

The More Diversity on Screen campaign set out to begin a new conversation with the public and media industry in New Zealand about disability and diversity on screen.

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Superhero thanks to PledgeMe donors

Posted by Diversityworks on 8 April 2013, 11:19 am in , , , , ,

As recently reported we are stoked to have received such overwhelming support of our PledgeMe campaign to print copies of “My Friend is a Superhero”, our kids' book.

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Crowd-funding pays off for kids' book fundraiser (@pledgeme)

Posted by Diversityworks on 27 March 2013, 7:41 pm in , , , , ,

PledgeMeAt the beginning of March Diversityworks Trust started a PledgeMe campaign to raise $3500 to print 1000 copies of My Friend Is A Superhero. Duffy Books in Homes agreed to distribute 500 of these to lower-decile schools throughout New Zealand.

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Campaign aims to get disability seen more on screen

Posted by Diversityworks on 25 March 2013, 3:10 pm in , , , , ,


25 March 2013

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Campaign aims to influence children (and their parents) away from negative stereotypes

Posted by Diversityworks on 20 February 2013, 8:27 pm in , , , , ,

You know how kids stare at people in wheelchairs and aren’t sure what to say? Well, we want to change that. We want kids to run up to people in wheelchairs and say, “Wow! You must be a superhero!” 

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Innovation fund will support disabled people into self-employment

Posted by Diversityworks on 4 April 2012, 10:29 am in , ,

Diversityworks Trust has secured funding from the Ministry of Social Development's Employment Innovation Fund to support disabled people into self-employment.

Disabled people wishing to become self-employed, particularly those who are currently recipients of Work and Income or ACC income, are invited to apply for a six-month intensive mentoring and coaching programme.

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Media encouraged to embrace uniqueness

Posted by Diversityworks on 15 February 2012, 1:35 pm in , ,

Diversityworks Trust  has received a grant from the Ministry of Social Development's "Think Differently" Disability Campaign to influence the media's portrayal of disability.

Media has a high conscious and sub-conscious impact on society. ’Unique Extras’ is a project that aims to use popular culture through the media to make disabled people visible in everyday life. TV drama, film and advertising reaches audiences across New Zealand. 

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