Last week our Chair Annabel Turley met up with the Executive Manager of the Hāpai Access Card and one of the trustees of the associated charity. In brief, this card is aimed at bridging the gap between business and the disability sector.
An excellent summary of the card can be obtained by viewing the One News article HERE Basically the card aims to improve accessibility for the disabled but does so in a way that is easily adopted by businesses.
We believe the Hāpai Access Card fits well with the CCBA’s strategic plan:
Registration of a business is free, but it must look at the nine barriers that the card identifies and create a response that either reduces or eliminates the barriers. This response must be understood by the employees, but it is not complex and is likely to improve customer care across the board as employees become more customer-centric.
The Hāpai Access Card has a team that can assist in the above process and the result of this work is the creation of a web page for each business, with a description of the business, any offers to card members, and the business’s response to each of the barriers. Photos, and where possible, a video walkthrough is included on the web page with the aim of giving the cardholder confidence to visit. Cardholders can view these web pages via a variety of channels, including a map.
Feedback by cardholders is via a closed FB page, and the Hāpai Access Card will communicate positive and negative feedback.
Central City will experience NZ's best beach volleyballers battling on the sand while our DJ pumps the tunes.
The G.J. Gardner Homes NZ Beach Tour is coming to Cathedral Square for the first time ever with the Christchurch Super Slam to be held February 19-21. 3 days of elite beach volleyball action on 240 tonnes of sand that will be trucked into the square to make an international-sized beach court!
NZ's top beach athletes including Commonwealth Games bronze medallists, Sam and Ben O'Dea will be turning up the heat.
Competitions, crowd giveaways, and a dynamic entertainment event.
They would love our businesses to get involved by offering product prizes or vouchers that they can use in our crowd engagement. This will not only get your business mentioned on the sound system to the crowd but will help drive people to your business. And in turn, it helps their event be more dynamic. We really hope this event will help to bring more life to the city!
For further information or to get involved contact:
Kate Allan e: firstname.lastname@example.org or m: 020 4100 3586
Friday: 12 - 8pm
Saturday: 9am - 7pm
Sunday: Semifinals 10am - 2pm, finals 2pm and 3pm.