Manase Lua, former Project Manager Pacific, with the Disability Services Directorate, Ministry of Health, talks about a Lu'i Ola - a postive new concept for disability, in Aotearoa based Pacific Island communities. Lu'i Ola is also the name of an exciting initiative co-sponsored by the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs (MPIA) and involving twelve local and regional Government agencies including the three District Health Boards (DHB) in the Auckland region.

The aim of the project is to provide better information and disability support to Pacific Island people in the wider Auckland region, and is now moving into a national phase. Manase Lua discusses leadership, and interagency communication, to deliver culturally appropriate disability support services to Pacific Island people. He also discusses the findings of the PIASS - Pacific Information Advocacy Support Trust, research report which informed much of the Lu'i Ola project.

In Memorium: Musician and mental health educator Mahinarangi Tocker, who passed away on 15 April 2008. Listen to previous Radio New Zealand recordings with Mahinarangi.