Gary Williams’ service recognised

In a moving ceremony, former Chief Executive of DPA Gary Williams (Ngati Porou) was inducted into the Attitude Awards Hall of Fame for his life-long service on behalf of disabled people, on 3 December 2015. Gary was part of the committee who developed the United Nations Convention for the Rights…
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Pati Umaga is the new DPA president

Pati Umaga is our new President.   Brendon Murray moves into the role of DPA Immediate Past President, still serving of course on the National Executive Committee (NEC). We would like to thank Brendon for his hard work over the two years he served as President and welcome Pati into the…
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Rachel Noble has resigned as Chief Executive of DPA

Rachel says she enjoyed her time here at DPA however she is moving onto to another opportunity that will take advantage of her skills and experience. She says this decision was made following a period reflecting on what she enjoys doing most, and what she wants to continue doing, into the future.…
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Robert Martin's election campaign starts

“Running for election to become a member of the United Nations Disability Convention Examining Committee isn’t about the people at Geneva ,” says Robert Martin, life member of People First and DPA Kaituitui. “It’s about getting things done for disabled people.” …
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