In 2013, the year before he was honoured as New Zealander of the Year for services to his community, Dr Lance O'Sullivan pushed a one-legged man in a wheelchair down the main street of Kaitaia. At the head of a hīkoi protesting government inaction, he held a sign which read 'Child Poverty, a NATIONAL disgrace'. Today, child poverty remains a national disgrace, and Lance O'Sullivan remains on the front line.
This 7000 word profile of Dr O'Sullivan ran as the cover story for the 2016/17 summer issue of 1972 magazine and detailed O'Sullivan's efforts to use technology to help the most vulnerable in our communities.
1972 is available instore at Barkers and online here.