Inclusion International

Global Report on

Living independently and being included in the Community

Stories shared

I moved to New Zealand from Durban, South Africa when I was 17 years old.  My Dad made this happen for me, as he felt that there would be more opportunities in New Zealand, and that I could have a better life. ....”


Michael Holdsworth  


If it wasn’t for the support and guidance and people believing in me I wouldn’t and couldn’t achieve what

have in life so far...”




“ I have a family trust that have helped me to buy my own house in Wellington where I live with two other people. My flatmates do not have disabilities, and help me out from time to time with things I need to remember to do around the house... “

Moana Parker

My name is Moana Parker and I am nearly 50 years old. I live Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. I am Maori and my ancestors come from the Wanganui area.