One In Five
It's our final time together on the Trail. Is there anything to fear from long-term benefit reform? And did the ban on wheels at the SBS Marathon breach common sense?
In this edition of One in Five we wind up our tales from the trail. It's day six, which means it's time for a few reflections on the experience. Then we'll find out whether disabled people have anything to fear from the high powered Welfare Working Group. But first, The Press headline that says it all - 'Wheels Not Welcome in the SBS Marathon.' That's a reference to the ban on anyone using wheelchairs or hand-cycles in this year's fun run held in the garden city over Queens Birthday weekend. It's a ban that's baffled ParaFed Canterbury operations manager, Ken Sowden.
Are we there yet?
The final push to Clyde - yours truly and Trish Harris head up the finishing bunch, with Adrienne Jansen and the tandem pair of Penny and Eddie Gray in tow.