It's Our 10th Birthday!

July 01, 2014 at 9:00 AM


10 years of delivering Function, Independence and Choice to New Zealander's with a disability



We are proud to announce the milestone of C1 South's 10th birthday. C1 South Ltd is an independent New Zealand owned company that specialises in wheelchair seating and products for people with a disability. We supply equipment nationwide from our Hamilton office and work with therapists and their clients to achieve individualised outcomes to promote Function – Independence - Choice.


C1 South was established in July 2004 by occupational therapist Tania Bowkett, registered nurse Wendy Gawne and custom fabricator/designer Charles Farrell who share over 60 years of combined experience in the disability industry. As an OT and Managing Director, Tania Bowkett is able to provide expert advice and a genuine understanding of client needs. Tania can also be credited for sourcing innovative products from around the world, the majority of which are exclusive to C1 South in New Zealand.


Our product range has expanded over the years to include wheelchair accessories, recreational wheelchairs, postural management, sleep wellness, daily aids for living and much more. While the majority of business is through the funding agencies Enable Funding and Accessable, there has been a steady increase of clients choosing to buy privately and customers purchasing disability and non-disability related products on our website.




We would like to say thank you to everyone who has helped us reach this milestone – we will continue to appreciate your business. To celebrate our birthday, we have sent delicious birthday cakes or chocolates to the therapists and organisations who have supported us over the past 10 years.


We would also like to extend an offer to our online shoppers during the month of July: Spend $60 or more and receive $10 off your online purchase. Simply enter the voucher code 10BDAY during checkout to receive your discount. Offer expires 31 July 2014.



The C1 South Team


C1 South is made up with a team of compassionate people who have first-hand experience of people with a disability. It is this unique factor that allows each of our team members to work together in an effort to provide products and services that will help enhance the lives of the end user.


Gil Sutton works in Administration and Warehousing and has provided the longest time of service to C1 South. Gil can be credited for her efficiency when sending out trial equipment and orders, record-keeping and the high level of organisation in our warehouse. Assisting her in the office is our Administrative Assistant Steph Sole who helps ensure the smooth running of the office.


Meela Bhatti is the Marketing Coordinator and also works for Bio Pro NZ (a division of C1 South). Meela maintains both the companies websites and creates various advertising and marketing publications to promote our products and services.


Customisation has become a popular choice for therapists when off-the-shelf products may not meet their client’s needs. To make this service possible, Tania customises cushions, while Luke and Dylan Farrell modify or fabricate various equipment. Our Custom Fabricator Jimmy Murch and Seamstress Fem Strickett also play a vital role in this process.


Last but not least is Molly Bowkett. Molly is an integral member of the team despite her habit of falling asleep on the job. As the office dog, Molly ensures that the building is kept crumb-free at all times and that regular breaks are taken by her colleagues as they tend to her daily needs!