News from the Be. Hive May

Autumn is here with a chill in the air, and the changing season's falling leaves.

Countdown Opening

News from the Be. Hive

Autumn is here with a chill in the air, and the changing season's falling leaves. The change of season seems a very appropriate time to be announcing that there are some big changes to come at Be. this year- follow our social media and read our newsletters over the coming months to keep up to date as we share some exciting news...

This month as always, we've been super busy, working with awesome businesses, organisations and individuals who are making changes big and small in their corner of the world. We are really pleased to be able to share stories of some of fantastic changes we have been part of here in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Countdown Hawera opens accessible supermarket shopping

This month we were delighted to attend the opening of the new Countdown Hawera and see the fabulous outcome of a two-year consultation process. This is an outstanding example of a highly-motivated organisation committed to re-imagining what is possible in an accessible and welcoming shopping environment.

We've loved working with Countdown on this project - and we love that they have committed to continue their accessibility journey and take these learnings nationwide.

Be Leadership graduates

Be. Leadership

Last month our 2019 Be. Leadership Programme participants came together to take a closer look at New Zealand society. Be. Leader Sarvnaz Taherian reflected on the 2-day session and also how this community of leaders are thinking about the future.

Be. Welcome

Another organisation making big changes is Kiwi Property Group. KPG have been working with us to enhance the accessibility of their shopping centres and also investing in their people and their approach to accessibility.

busy cafes and courtyard

Be. Employed

Our Skills for Industry pilot is underway, and we already have an amazing selection of candidates. Limited spots are still available for talented access citizens seeking employment, so get in touch with the team now to sign up.

Be. Brevities

Our fabulous Be. Leadership Alumni have been making changes, advancing this shared mission of accessibility across Aotearoa and the world!

* Beth Noble graduated from Victoria University and wrote a blog post for us on the fascinating results of her  Master's thesis Autism and the built environment
* Jarek Beksa won the Fastforward Hackathon in Australia
* Latifa Daud spoke on Seven Sharp about the need for cross-cultural conversation
* Sarah Houbolt won Best Performance at the Green Room awards in Melbourne
* Sarvnaz Taherian spoke to the Spinoff about Thought-wired and their amazing assistive tech


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