Company Overview


Delivering Function, Independence & Choice to New Zealander's with a disability for over a decade 


C1 South is an independent, New Zealand owned company that provides a range of quality, innovative wheelchair seating products for people with a disability. We provide the latest solutions and technology 'south' of the 'C1' (the top of the spine) to help improve the quality of life and overall well being for the end user.


We supply an extensive range of cushions, back supports and accessories in paediatric, standard adult and bariatric sizing throughout New Zealand. We also carry a range of innovative products including daily aids for independent living, leisure and recreation as well as some non-disability related lifestyle products that have been carefully selected from a range of leading international suppliers.


C1 South Ltd was started in July 2004 by an occupational therapist, registered nurse and custom fabricator/designer that have over 80 years of combined experience in the disability field. The company is managed by Occupational Therapist Tania Bowkett who is able to provide expert advice and a real understanding of client needs, which is reflected in the products sourced for the New Zealand market.

'People With a Disability'


C1 South chooses to refer to members of the disability community as 'people with a disability'. We do not use terms such as 'the disabled' as we believe a disability should not a define a person:


“Disability is not something individuals have.  What individuals have are impairments. They may be physical, sensory, neurological, psychiatric, intellectual or other impairments. Disability is the process which happens when one group of people create barriers by designing a world only for their way of living, taking no account of the impairments other people have.”

 - New Zealand Disability Strategy, 2001:7



We aim to support therapists, clients and customers by providing wheelchair equipment, products, and services throughout New Zealand that focus on individualised outcomes to promote:

Function - Independence - Choice