One In Five for Sunday 11 July 2010
In Mangere, at the Malaeola community centre, anyone who's anybody in the Pacific Islands communities is here. It's the launch of Lu'i Ola's latest offerings - a DVD and mentoring package that's got a message for the Church - embrace disability issues.
Minnie Baragwanath is the strategic disability advisor with Auckland City Council. She says that key to a successful outreach to disabled people within Pacific communities has been the part played by the region's territorial authorities.
We also hear from Fatima Akehurst, from the Tongan community and one of the members of the Lu'i Ola steering group.
Left:Pacific Island Affairs Minister, Georgina Te Heu Heu at the launch of the Lu'i Ola Church Disability Toolkit.
Right: One of the many faces of the Lu'i Ola project.
Lu'i Ola project toolkits on display