Join Thomas Bryan as he explores the diversity of disability issues, with co-host Mike Gourley.
No Labels is a programme about your community with a focus on accessibility for all.
The show looks at services which might assist you, and highlights topics and challenges that might pose barriers for older people, or those living with or experiencing disability.
In each programme we interview someone from the community whose role, paid or voluntary, provides topical and current information relating to our community.
Each show has a disability/accessibility focus and the issues this might pose for our community.
Guests share about their role in the community, a little about themselves and their favourite music.
Tune in every week, Tuesdays, at 1pm.
If you want to get in touch with Thomas, send him an email - firstname.lastname@example.org
In our show for the 30th August we have the Hon Poto Williams who is the Labour Member of Parliament for Christchurch East, where she lives. Poto became the MP for Christchurch East at a by-election in November 2013. Poto is now the Minister of Conservation and Minister for Disability Issues, as well as Associate Minister for Children. She has previously held the ministerial portfolios for Police, Building and Construction, and been Associate Minister of Housing (Public Housing).
After gaining an MBA and Graduate Certificate in Research Methods from Manukau Institute of Technology and Southern Cross University, Poto has worked in and managing community health and community mental health services, residential disability services, working with single parent families, youth services, family violence and refuge. Working in mental health provided the opportunity to engage in strengths based, recovery focussed and client centred work, which has guided her practice ever since.
Poto is the very proud mother of Terai, grandmother to Bodhi and Fletcher, and a member of a very large extended family in New Zealand, Australia and the Cook Islands.
This show is sponsored by the Wellington City Council.