One In Five for Sunday 6 June 2010
Have Wheels will Travel
When part-time wheelchair user Trish Harris got the notion to do the Otago Rail Trail in her chair, it inspired others of her friends and respective partners to join in the adventure. Including yours truly complete with adapted bike. This week it's Day One of our series 'tales from the trail'. So fasten your seat-belts - it may be a bumpy ride as I saddle up and join my fellow rail trailers in Middlemarch.
Are we there yet? Mike Gourley and Trish Harris on the trail, with Adrienne Jansen and the tandem pair of Eddy and Penny in tow.
Day One: Trish Harris at the start of the Otago Rail Trail, Middlemarch end.
Anyone for coffee? Mike and trail buddy Jordan experience a slice of urban living in a most unexpected spot.
A lolly scramble for disabled people
In a Budget post mortem we check out what's in it for disabled people - a case of a mixed bag of sweets? DPA president Wendy Neilson talks about the impact of last month's Budget on the lives of disabled people.